Author Archives: Franco Panizo

Sizing up the USMNT central defender options vs. Mexico

With the USMNT-Mexico friendly slated for a week from today, SBI looks at the many central defender options Jurgen Klinsmann will have for that match. Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Save of the Week: Brek Shea

Brek Shea’s incredible goal-line clearance in Orlando City’s 1-0 home loss to D.C. United is SBI’s MLS Save of the Week for Week 5. Continue reading »

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Klinsmann OK sacrificing USMNT results to experiment before Gold Cup, World Cup qualifying

The USMNT has endured some tough results since the World Cup, but Klinsmann has reiterated the importance of trying new players and systems before the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying. Continue reading »

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Report: Philadelphia Union to bench Rais Mbolhi

The Philadelphia Union will reportedly bench starting goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi for this weekend’s match against New York City FC. Continue reading »

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Injury hampers Raul in tame debut for Cosmos

Raul’s NASL debut was spoiled by an injury, but New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese had nothing but positives to say about the Spanish striker’s performance. Continue reading »

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MLS Week 5: The SBI Rewind

Rais Mbolhi struggled in goal again, MLS provided a small glimpse of personality, and more of SBI’s takeaways from the league’s Week 5. Continue reading »

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Brek Shea continuing to grow at left back for USMNT, Orlando City

Brek Shea is making strides in his game as a left back for both Orlando City and the U.S. Men’s National Team. Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Alejandro Bedoya scored a goal for Nantes, Tim Howard made his latest highlight reel-worthy save for Everton, and more in this past weekend’s Americans Abroad action. Continue reading »

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