If you are a U.S. Men's National Team fan who had grown frustrated by Clint Dempsey's lack of minutes during his loan to Fulham, you probably wondered whether a coaching change might help the U.S. star get on the field.
The coaching change has happened, but it probably won't change things much for Dempsey.
The recent signing of Oguchi Onyewu by Queens Park Rangers has meant one less name on a long list of Americans who could use a new club situation to help spark their careers. That list will be worth watching closely as we draw closer to January, when several players could, and should, be on the move.
As the 2014 MLS season approaches, New England Revolution star Diego Fagundez prepares to play the final season of his teens, and he stands to shatter every record the league has for production by a player in their teenage years.
His outstanding 2013 season, which saw him register 13 goals and seven assists, is the best season put together by a teenager in league history, which raises the question.
Following a week plus of negotiations and outlandish offers nixed by MLS, the Union and Edu appear to have settled on a much more reasonable, MLS approved amount to bring the USMNT midfielder to PPL Park.
Breaking on @GoalUSA, Sources confirm Philadelphia Union have completed acquisition of Maurice Edu: http://t.
PHILADELPHIA The 2014 MLS Draft kicks off today with some uncertainty about just how the top of the draft is going to go.
D.C. United holds the top spot in the draft and could go in any number of directions, whether it's keeping the pick or trading it to one of the several teams interested in UConn goalkeeper Andre Blake.
The 2013 MLS season saw the coming of age of many of the league's best young prospects, including several who helped lead their teams to better-than-expected campaigns.
The New England Revolution tandem of Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe headline the 2013 SBI MLS Under-23 Best XI after they helped lead the Revs to a run to the playoffs that included a nail-biting series loss to eventual MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City.
Since his arrival as a Homegrown Player for the New England Revolution, Diego Fagundez has been dubbed a star in the making. Teammates have marveled at the youngster's skills for several seasons, but it wasn't until this year that the rest of the league found out just how special a talent he could be.
A weekend of surprising results, and memorable matches in MLS headlines Episode 75 of The SBI Show.
From Portland's impressive win vs. the LA Galaxy, to the Philadephia Union's surprising victory vs. Sporting Kansas City, MLS Week 32 had plenty of head-scratching results that have left the Supporters Shield race and playoff chase even more wide open.
It may have just been a coincidence, but the fact that Freddy Adu's first public comments in months came out on the same day that Julian Green sent the U.S. Men's National Team fan base buzzing by agreeing to train with the USMNT seemed to suggest that there was a lesson to be considered.
It may just be two days of training, but Julian Green's decision to join the U.S. Men's National Team for a brief training camp in March has USMNT fans buzzing about the prospects of the Bayern Munich prospect playing for the USA.
Episode 113 of The SBI Show kicks off talking about the Green news, and what it means.
The U.S. Men's National Team take on Scotland today in Glasgow in their next-to-last match of the year (3pm, ESPN2).
The U.S. team is without Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan for today's match, but that will open the door for Sacha Kljestan and Alejandro Bedoya to earn starts in the 4-2-3-1 formation Klinsmann will deploy today.
With the play-in round in the books, and the final eight teams decided, the 2013 MLS Playoffs are ready to really kickoff this weekend and The SBI Show breaks down all the action in our latest installment.
Episode 86 of The SBI Show takes a close look at all four conference semifinal match-ups, including the highly-anticipated Portland Timbers-Seattle Sounders series, and the tricky New York Red Bulls-Houston Dynamo match.
It wasn't the prettiest game ever played, but the U.S. Men's National Team's stirring 3-2 comeback victory vs. Panama will certainly go down as one of the more memorable. Not only because it helped save Mexico's World Cup hopes, but because it also showcased the heart and determination of a group of American World Cup hopefuls.
It's that time again. Time to talk all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.
For the next few hours, we will talk about a variety of soccer topics ranging from MLS to the U.S. Men's National Team, and Americans Abroad. We will also be talking some pop culture mixed in with the soccer.
It's that time again. Time to discuss all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.
Join me at Noon today, as we discuss tops ranging from the upcoming MLS season, the latest U.S. Men's National Team action, and any other soccer subjects you are interested in discussing this afternoon.
It is that time again. Time to answer your soccer-related questions in the latest installment of the SBI Live Q&A.
With 2013 winding to a close, there is plenty to discuss in the world of soccer, so feel free to submit your soccer-related questions and I will try to answer as many of them as I can over the next few hours.
The number of unbeaten teams in the nation disappeared to zero last week, with all three top teams in the SBI College Soccer Top 25 suffering their first losses of the season.
California, Washington and Notre Dame remain at the top of the latest rankings by virtue of having built up enough of a cushion on the trailing pack at the top, but teams like Akron and UCLA are closing fast as we reach the final month of the regular season.
The final day of the January transfer window is here, meaning clubs all across Europe will be looking to secure their last-minute deals in order to improve their squads and improve their chances of a successful season.
Several high-profile players have been linked to potential deadline day moves, including Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov, Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos and Lazio's Hernanes to name a few.
In a surprising move, it seems as though D.C. United has sold Dejan Jakovic to an unnamed Japanese team for a small fee.
Ives Galarcep, of Soccer By Ives fame, is reporting that D.C. United has sold Canadian center back Dejan Jakovic to an unnamed Japanese team for a small fee. While the allocation money that it generates will be minimal at best, the move does save United almost $300,000 in salary cap charges and makes the reasoning behind Wednesday's selection of Nana Attakora more clear.
The New England Revolution have acquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton via a trade with the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to SBI's Ives Galarcep. Details of the deal have not yet been revealed, but are expected to come out as early as Wednesday afternoon.