SBI wins U.S. Soccer Best Blog Award


For those of you who may have missed the news on Wednesday, Soccer By Ives won U.S. Soccer's Best Soccer Blog Award. The award, voted on by fans on, is SBI's second straight. Congratulations to the other nominees in a category that has grown stronger with each passing year.

I want to thank all of the SBI readers who helped make it happen, and also thank staff writers Travis Clark and Gianfranco Panizo for helping me make SBI the site you readers keep coming back to.

We are working hard on 2010, and on making SBI even better, so look for changes and improvements in the future.

Once again, thank you to all of you for supporting SBI and for helping us win this award.

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50 Responses to SBI wins U.S. Soccer Best Blog Award

  1. BSU SC says:

    Congrats! Well deserved. I check SBI before I start work every morning. Yeah, football is pretty much the most important thing in life.

  2. BSU SC says:

    * “soccer” is pretty much the most important thing in life.

  3. AllNats says:

    Congratulations Ives! This is my home page, so I’m glad to hear it!

  4. Ives – Congrats from Deutschland! Well-deserved. Fine schone Weihnachten und eine gutes Neues Jahr!

    (Merry Christmas and Have a good Nw Year!)

  5. g-loff says:

    Congrats to Ives and the rest of the SBI group. Very well deserved.

  6. David says:

    Congrats! It would be embarrassing to say how many time per day I visit. Lets just say I never miss a post.

  7. tsingletonvt says:

    Congratulations Ives, Travis, and Gianfranco! You guys definitely deserve it. Best blog by a mile. First site I check every morning and the last site I check every night. It is amazing how your site (and the other great blogs out there) has changed access to soccer information and how I now take for granted what used to be almost impossible to find. Keep up the great work in 2010!

  8. alberte says:

    SBI – Congrats on a great site. I have to say this is one of the first sites I check before I start my work day. Keep up the great work!!!

  9. dena says:

    Well deserved Ives!

  10. Pappajohn says:

    Congratulations Ives! A well deserved honor. You are always on top of things in the world of soccer.

  11. Dontreadondeuce says:

    Well deserved. This is hands-down the best U.S. soccer blog out there.

  12. James T. says:

    Congratulations, Ives! You truly do wonderful work.

  13. petaluman says:

    Congrats Ives and team. Your blog is a an everyday destination. Keep up the good work!

  14. Lenny says:

    Congrats, Ives. If you updated SBI as often as I check it, you’d never have time to eat. SBI – along with widespread access to matches online and the other blogs I’ve found through yours – is a big reason I follow the MLS more closely than ever.

    Thanks for the great work, and looking forward to what you have in store for next year.

  15. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Great news and a well deserved honor!

  16. Fireball says:

    Congratulations! Although I think Kickette is better for serious soccer journalism.

  17. Kutama says:

    Congrats on the award……Soccer by St. Ives

  18. RNG says:

    Well done. You deserve it!

  19. Pat Pug says:

    well deserved, congrats ives

  20. Charles says:

    Congrats and thanks.

  21. Judging Amy says:

    Well done Ives! Thank you for the great site and your hard work.

  22. Modibo says:

    Congratulations Ives! This is well deserved, and a fitting holiday present for you.

  23. Modibo says:

    Agreed – blogs like this increase my interest in MLS, and I hope the league will recognize their importance to its success and to the game in general in the US.

  24. Paul says:

    We are the SBI Mafia!

  25. Lunt says:

    Ives, congratualtions! I think we all really enjoy what you do for us and this is the least we can do for you, again, Thank you.

  26. kpugs says:

    Well effing deserved.

  27. BrianK says:

    Congrats Ives! Well deserved. From one of the ‘gray beards’ on the board this is tremendous! American soccer supporters have much to be thankful for in 2010,…SBI, a national team competing in its sixth straight World Cup and MLS heading into its 15th season.

  28. SoccerJohn says:

    Well effing said. Good stuff, Ives. SBI is the best.

  29. munkymankg says:


  30. OLE! says:

    Congrats Dude. May your blog of 1’s and 0’s live long and prosper. Peace.

  31. Nutmegger says:

    Ives and Team – you guys deserve it. This is just a great resource for a soccer fan(atic) like me. Looking forward to a great 2010 and your coverage of SA 2010.


  32. Wes says:

    Congrats Ives! I really appreciate the work you put in to keep American fans up to date on the soccer world. I became a huge fan of soccer in the 06′ cup, and this blog has helped dramatically to keep my passion alive. It’s a blog like yours that is contributing to the growth of the sport in the USA. So thank you and enjoy the holidays!

  33. Never First says:

    Very well deserved. Even 5 or 10 years ago, it took a lot of effort to follow soccer. Sites like this make it much easier and more enjoyable.

  34. K-ATL says:

    Great news but no surprise. I pretty much plan my TV viewing by the “This Weekend’s Soccer on TV” segment, and like all the tidbits of info on MLS I can’t get anywhere else. CONGRATS!

  35. babieca says:

    Well deserved. Congratulations.

  36. CJ from OC says:

    Congrats Ives and crew. Definitely deserved it. Your site is a big reason why I am able to follow the game here (and drop the euro-snob attitude). Now, I just have to decide: Chivas USA or LA Galaxy.

  37. Mark says:

    Congrats SBI. Well deserved. Looking forward to an even better SBI in 2010.

  38. agnigrin says:

    Congrats Ives! SBI is #1!! Woohoo!!!

    (SBI-Thanks man, and as the first person to post the first comment on the original SBI more than three years ago, thank you for helping get this all started.)

  39. 4now says:

    Congrats, Ives & co.
    Much deserved!

  40. Mingjai says:

    Cheer Ives and friends. Well played!

    Are you going to add two stars to your SBI logo to represent your 2 blog of the year wins?

  41. dbex says:

    ‘grats Ives, you guys earned it. Keep up the good work.

  42. JFC says:




    oy! theres only one blog

    soccer by ives!

  43. Joamiq says:

    You’re the freaking man. Congrats. I hope you can take a step back every now and then and realize how much you’re doing for soccer in America. Not likely since you seem to work 24/7, but still… it’s much appreciated.

  44. Joamiq says:

    Ha, this would be pretty funny and awesome

  45. Big Chil says:

    Congrats, Ives & staff. It’s my favorite soccer blog, too.

  46. Dominghosa says:


  47. A-Lott says:

    Congratulations, Ives, Travis and Gianfranco, on the recognition. It’s well deserved, I think, as SBI is my favorite site covering any sport or team and the only one I occasionally post on. Keep it up.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

  48. Pico says:

    Congratulations Ives. Well deserved. Missed the postings while vacationing in Peru.


  49. Jay in Charlotte says:

    Congrats Ives! Keep up the great work!

  50. JLo says:

    Cheers, Ives! well earned.