Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fire’s latest coaching departure a bad sign for Chicago’s future

What do you get when you take an overbearing and meddling owner and a stubborn head coach? You get a marriage that was never going to work. Such is the case in Chicago, where the Fire is looking for its … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 88 Comments

Liverpool ousted, Barca rolls in UEFA Champions League

Liverpool's nightmare season got a bit worse on Tuesday after Fiorentina's 1-0 win over Lyon knocked the EPL club out of the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool did its part, beating Debrecen, 1-0, but a penalty kick by Peruvian defender Juan … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 22 Comments

Chicago Fire parts ways with Denis Hamlett

  Photo by In a move that seemed inevitable for months, the Chicago Fire has parted ways with head coach Denis Hamlett and has chosen not to re-sign him as head coach. Hamlett's contract expires at the end of … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire | 53 Comments

Ben Olsen officially retires

  Photo by One of the longest tenured MLS players called it a career today, as D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen officially announced his retirement from professional soccer at a press conference at RFK Stadium. The 32-year-old played through … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- D.C. United | 63 Comments

UEFA Champions League: Your Running Commentary

Matchday Five of the UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off today with several crucial match-ups featuring some of the world's biggest and best clubs. Few match-ups are more enticing than FC Barcelona-Inter Milan, which headlines today's schedule of matches. … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 38 Comments

SBI’s Mock 2009 MLS Expansion Draft

  Photo by The Philadelphia Union will select its first set of players on Wednesday in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft and while there is no guarantee that the ten players chosen will make Peter Nowak's team, it is … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 123 Comments

UEFA Champions League: A Look Ahead

When the groups were drawn for the UEFA Champions League in late summer, Inter Milan and FC Barcelona were penciled in as the top two teams in their group. Nobody told Russian champions Rubin Kazan, who have turned Group F … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 20 Comments

CONCACAF throws support behind USA bid to host World Cup

The United States bid to host a World Cup in either 2018 or 2022 received a major boost from home region CONCACAF, with confederation board members voting unanimously to back the U.S. bid to host one of the next two … Continue reading »

Posted in International Soccer, U.S. Soccer | 55 Comments