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.
For the first time all season, there wasn't any movement in the top four spots in the SBI College Soccer Top 25, but surprising results continued to be a popular theme as the rest of the Top 25 underwent a major shake-up.
William & Mary makes its debut in the rankings after posting a third straight victory against a highly-rated opponent.
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.
For the fourth time in a row, the U.S. Men's National Team went to Columbus, Ohio and posted a 2-0 victory against Mexico and the team's latest triumph is owed to the efforts of several key contributors.
All it took was a handful of yellow cards, and Michael Bradley's injured left ankle, to suddenly turn the U.S. Men's National Team from "Is this the deepest USMNT ever" to "Just who is going to start vs. Mexico?
For the first time since last year's friendly against Russia, the U.S. Men's National Team will carry a mostly first-choice team into a match without Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey on the roster, and while the two stars will be missed on Wednesday, Jurgen Klinsmann won't be lacking for attacking options.
As expected, Jurgen Klinsmann has called in a roster made up almost exclusively of non-MLS players for Wednesday's friendly vs. Bosnia Herzegovina. A few top veterans will be missing the match, but some intriguing new faces will be making their first appearances in a USMNT camp.
A week from now the U.S. Men's National Team will be taking on Bosnia & Herzegovina in Europe, and with their opponent already having called in what amounts to a full-strength squad, Jurgen Klinsmann could see the friendly as a great chance to see just what his own full first-team can look like.
After what has to be considered the most dominating tournament performance by a U.S. Men's National Team in recent memory, and possibly of all time, it isn't easy singling out which players were most responsible for the Gold Cup triumph (well, unless you are talking about Landon Donovan).
CHICAGO In a Gold Cup Tournament that saw them destroy opponents with multiple-goal barrages, Sunday's Gold Cup Final proved to be their toughest test of the tournament, and forced them to show off qualities that have been overlooked in this tournament.
Panama did a good job of being disciplined defensively, and forcing the U.
The first ticket to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final will be awarded tonight when the U.S. Men's National Team faces Honduras for the third time this year, in the Gold Cup semifinals in Dallas (7pm, Fox Soccer Channel/UniMas/Univision Deportes).
The Americans face the Catrachos for the second time in nearly a month, but the teams that will take the field at Dallas Cowboys Stadium tonight will be significantly different from the squads that faced off in the U.
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.
The folks at MLS Soccer created plenty of buzz in recent weeks with the unveiling of their list of top players in MLS under the age of 24. The 24Under24 sparked plenty of debate, and some angry reactions to players who were snubbed, and were some included players were ranked.
The deal that ultimately helped Clint Dempsey join the Seattle Sounders ultimately came together in a matter of two weeks, and saw both Major League Soccer and the Sounders work together to pull off one of the biggest moves in MLS history.
Sports Illustrated broke down the details of the deal in a story released on Monday.
With the 2013 MLS All-Star Game Week in the books, and transfer rumors spreading like wildfire about U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey, there is no shortage of things to talk about in the latest episode of The SBI Show.
Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I look back at the memorable week in Kansas City, as Sporting KC put on an All-Star Week for the ages.
After more than five years, Soccer By Ives is undergoing some changes to the identity of the site you have come to know over the years. As you know, SBI underwent a re-design last year, and now we are on the verge of the next steps in our evolution as a soccer news website.
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.
For 18-year-old American forward Paul Arriola, simply making it onto the field in Club Tijuana's season-opening match against Atlas would have been enough of an accomplishment to call his professional debut a success. The former Los Angeles Galaxy Academy star took it a step further though, flashing the skill that made him one of the best youth players in the United States.
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.
It is that time again. Time to talk all things soccer in the latest installment of The SBI Live Q&A.
I am back from my vacation in Peru and ready to talk everything from the U.S. Men's National Team to MLS to international soccer, so join me at 1pm today and I will take questions on these subjects and more.