41 responses

  1. Luke
    June 18, 2014

    That’s awesomely funny! You know you’ve caught peoples imagination when they do a monologue on the Tonight show and like.

  2. Dainja
    June 18, 2014

    DYING!!! great stuff. Love the Yedlin riffs.

    • Dainja
      June 18, 2014

      I.G., you know i’m bout that hiphop and soccer ish, so I gotta put you on to this even if posting links to other sites is frowned upon:

      DEUCE GOT A NEW ALBUM!!!!

      link to online.wsj.com

      • Ted Tran
        June 18, 2014

        Gawd Why?

      • cpldaniel
        June 18, 2014

        Now we know what took him all way-out West. They offered him time in the recording studio!!

  3. Noah
    June 18, 2014

    I liked the ones that were more playful than insulting. Pointing out that Johannsson had an intense stare and looks like Kevin Bacon was amusing. Insulting Besler for having an old photo where he looks young and has some acne was not.

    • CeezNYRB
      June 18, 2014

      It’s a joke. Be easy.

    • Increase
      June 18, 2014

      It’s hard to make fun of Besler. Let’s be honest, the man suffers from extreme competence while having few stand out features. He is surrounded by the word Good there is almost nothing to say about him in a game except when he gets hurt.

      Hair: good not great
      Height: good not great
      Speed: good not great
      Personality: Pleasent

      • James
        June 18, 2014

        I thought Besler was one (if not the) fastest guy on the team?

      • bryan
        June 18, 2014

        you think Besler is up there as one of the fastest?

        Beasley, Yedlin, FJ, Bedoya, Green, and Chandler are certainly faster. i’d say Bradley and Jones may be faster then him even.

      • James
        June 18, 2014

        Yea, maybe what I thought was in the context of other CBs…..

      • bryan
        June 18, 2014

        ahhh ok. then yeah, i believe he is.

      • Brian
        June 18, 2014

        No you were right the first time. He is one of our fastest. Obviously not Yedlin, but his speed compared to all other positions is very favorable.

      • bb
        June 18, 2014

        Actually, it was said that during training in the January camp Besler clocked the fastest times. Ives talked about it in an episode of The SBI Show.

      • Increase
        June 18, 2014

        True, he is fast for a CB.

      • HoboMike
        June 18, 2014

        In terms of straight line speed, multiple USMNT players described Besler as the fastest on the team.

      • Eric
        June 18, 2014

        As have multiple SKC players.

      • JAC1950
        June 18, 2014

        And you know this how?

      • Noah
        June 18, 2014

        I guess I’m of the “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all” school. They picked and chose who to make fun of, there was no reason they had to pick Besler. The Besler one I felt was mean spirited.

      • Increase
        June 18, 2014

        Ya, he is kinda our James Milner. Although calling Milner or Besler boring is harsh.

        They just aren’t huge larger than life personalities.

        I really like Besler mostly for his lack of standing out. He has a job where standing out can usually be bad. For example Pepe or David Luiz. They stand out because they are actually quite bad at their jobs sometimes.

        Besler is basically being made fun of for not having Tattoos or notable hair.

  4. betamale
    June 18, 2014

    I’m sorry but that was completely unfunny.

    • MemRook
      June 18, 2014

      Aww c’mon man. It wasn’t THAT bad. Entertaining to be certain and made me chuckle a couple times. I love that they’re trying tho.

    • cabrito
      June 18, 2014

      I’m with you betamale. Unfunny. Unfortunately, part of US Soccer being somewhat “mainstream” is that everyone wants a piece of it. In a month, they’ll go back to Khardasian and Bieber.

      • smokeminside
        June 18, 2014

        who aren’t funny either.

      • Increase
        June 18, 2014

        Ya, I find it annoying when big media gets involved in Soccer. Guys like Fallon don’t actually know enough to make jokes about the players in soccer related way.

        Example: The real reason the Spurs sold Dempsey is because Clint has too much history fighting though adversity and actually succeeding.

      • QuakerOtis
        June 18, 2014

        You could have stopped at “fighting”

      • chg
        June 18, 2014

        I liked soccer before it was lame-stream. Now I’m really getting into lacrosse.

        Please continue to confirm every negative stereotype of American soccer fans.

      • Anthony
        June 18, 2014

        I know. You WANT the sport to become mainstream

      • Increase
        June 19, 2014

        I want this to actually learn something about it instead of just go.

        “Heh, Timmy Howard is bald.”

        They don’t bother to learn that great American keepers are ALWAYS bald. There is the joke. They could chose to use it and educate but nooo they are lazy.

        So I don’t like them because they are lazy and they make the sport look cheap because they are lazy.
        I would rather they stay away if they aren’t gunna try.

  5. Stephen
    June 18, 2014

    There we go again with the over use of the “must watch” phrase. Mildly entertaining.

    • Chris
      June 18, 2014

      SBI – where angry people come to spread the venom

    • Ted Tran
      June 18, 2014

      I wish he get rid of that phrase.

    • BrianSD
      June 18, 2014

      Dude it’s just a tag that SBI uses. I agree it’s not a “must watch” but having tags like that probably helps keep the website organized

  6. Jack
    June 18, 2014

    Pretty much just reused the joke about Yedlin from last year haha

  7. inkedAG
    June 18, 2014

    This was funny; I liked Tim Howard: Shampoo: Nair.

  8. MiamiAl
    June 18, 2014

    Who is this guy? Where is Johnny Carson?

    • Anthony
      June 18, 2014

      who are you….

  9. 407
    June 18, 2014

    Liked the big response for Zusi from the audience. For whatever reason, Fallon and the Tonight Show are broadcasting from Orlando this week, and of course Zusi grew up here. Even though he’s an SKC guy, there’s a ton of folks around Orlando and the Orlando City SC community following the first Orlando-connected guy to step foot in a World Cup game.

    The game-winning assist was big news down here Monday night, along with the win itself.

  10. Andy in Atlanta
    June 18, 2014

    Yedlin and the My So Called Life’s Ricky comparison was LOL funny.

  11. Joamiq
    June 19, 2014

    Yay for Tonight Show I guess, but I thought this was pretty hit or miss tbh…

  12. uDaMan
    June 19, 2014

    Its better to be talked about (or even joked about) than to be not be talked about at all. Any attention to the US team is good for the game. Even the soccer haters on U.S. sports radio are conceding “the young generation love the world cup & the US national team.”

    Its FAN-TASTIC!!!!!!!!

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