Author Archives: John B.I

NASL Week 1: Edmonton rolls, PR rallies late as road teams run the table

  By JOHN BOSCHINI It was a nail-baiting debut in the NASL as road teams dominated and all four game ended in one-goal victories. Three road teams managed to score opening-day victories, including a surprising win for the expansion FC … Continue reading »

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USL Pro Week 2: A Look Ahead

By JOHN BOSCHINI When the NASL and USL split back in 2009, the USL decided to focus more on fostering regional rivalries between clubs. That philosophy is on full display in the first full weekend of play. The league officially … Continue reading »

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NASL Look Ahead: Week One

By JOHN BOSCHINI A rematch of last season's USSF Division 2 final headlines the debut weekend in the NASL. The Carolina Railhawks welcome defending champions Puerto Rico Islanders as both teams look to build upon last year's success with mostly … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Rooney’s ban upheld, LeBron gets Liverpool share and more

By JOHN BOSCHINI What’s the cost of cursing into a camera? Two games, as it turns out, even if your name is Wayne Rooney. The English FA upheld Rooney’s two-game suspension after the Manchester United striker directed profanities at an … Continue reading »

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SBI’s NASL Preview: A year later, new league is ready to launch

  By JOHN BOSCHINI It's been almost 27 years since the North American Soccer League last saw a game, but that will change this Saturday when the storied league returns to action under the USSF umbrella with eight franchises. The … Continue reading »

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Mid-Day Ticker: Friedel close to Villa extension, Iran hires Queiroz and more

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Brad Friedel may be pushing 40 by the time the season runs out, but the veteran goalkeeper looks likely to extend his stay at Aston Villa. Friedel’s agent, Tony McGill, said that he has been in … Continue reading »

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