Monthly Archives: December 2009

U.S. Soccer addresses decision not to sanction NASL or USL

U.S. Soccer's decision to reject both the NASL and USL's applications to operate second division leagues this year came as a shocking development in the on-going battle between the two leagues, leading to some interesting but extremely far-fetched conspiracy theories … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 4.0)

  Photo by The New Year is almost here, which means the 2010 MLS Draft is also almost upon is. Three weeks remain before 16 Major League Soccer teams select reinforcements from the 2010 MLS Draft and the league's … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Draft 2010 | 25 Comments

Johnson heading to Greece on loan (Adu to follow?)

Photo by Eddie Johnson is on his way to Greece, and he may not be the only American heading there. The American striker has been sent on loan to Greek club Aris Salonika (Thessaloniki is the Greek variation of the … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer | 130 Comments

Mwanga and Tchani among five more Generation adidas signings

Photo by Oregon State striker Danny Mwanga and Virginia midfielder Tony Tchani are two of five new players to have agreed to terms on Generation adidas contracts ahead of the 2010 MLS Draft, sources told SBI on Wednesday. UCLA … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Midweek Rewind

  by FRANCO PANIZO Brad Friedel may not have pulled out a victory over Liverpool, but his performance in the midweek match was just his latest impressive showing. Friedel looked poised for a cleansheet after shutting out Steven Gerrard and company … Continue reading »

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Report: Greek club Aris Salonika eyeing Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson has played in just two league matches for Fulham since returning from a loan spell with Cardiff City earlier this year, and Johnson might find himself loaned out again this winter in order to find minutes, only this time he might move … Continue reading »

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U.S. Soccer rejects both USL and NASL second division applications

Aside from ongoing CBA negotiations in Major League Soccer, one of the biggest stories from the domestic offseason has been the split of USL and the creation of the new NASL. Both leagues had submitted application to the U.S. Soccer … Continue reading »

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Where will Manchester City finish?

The Roberto Mancini era is underway at Manchester City and hefty expectations abound. Between the transfer money at his disposal, and the ambition of City's owners, Mancini has quickly embraced the ambitious mentality, declaring intent for a top four finish … Continue reading »

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