Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ranking the 2012 MLS Playoff Teams

¬†Photo by ISI Ten teams, one month and one special trophy. The 2012 MLS Cup playoffs begin tonight and the race to crown a champion is a wide-open one. The San Jose Earthquakes are the favorites to lift the … Continue reading »

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A closer look at the German-Americans on the USMNT

CNN took a closer look at the influx of German-born players into the U..S. Men’s National Team, and how events that took place more than a quarter century ago helped make that influx happen. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Defender of the Year: Matt Besler

While he might not have been as flashy and outspoken as Aurelien Collin, or as physically imposing as Victor Bernardez, Sporting KC’s Matt Besler made up for his low-key persona by simply being the best and most consistent defender in MLS in 2012. Continue reading »

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2012 MLS Playoffs kick off tonight (Who do you see winning MLS Cup?)

The 2012 MLS Playoffs kick off tonight with the Chicago Fire taking on the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference wild card match-up at Toyota Park in a race that could see any number of teams lift the championship trophy … Continue reading »

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SBI 2012 MLS All-Rookie Best XI

Teams searching for talent in the 2012 MLS Draft found quite a few quality gems, players who made smooth transitions to the pros and made the SBI MLS All-Rookie Best XI. Continue reading »

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USMNT Daily Update: Klinsmann will have forward options galore heading into 2013

Photo by To give you an idea of how times are changing when it comes to U.S. national team forwards and forward prospects, the past weekend barely seemed to register a ripple despite being the kind of weekend that … Continue reading »

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