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Say goodbye to Soccer By Ives, say hello to SBI Soccer

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By IVES GALARCEP

You have may have noticed a subtle change when you came to SBI today. Our URL has changed, and so has the site’s official name.

Say hello to SBI Soccer (www.SBISoccer.com). The site’s new name isn’t that drastic a change for readers who have long since started calling the site SBI, but the new URL should help new readers find the site more easily, while the name change serves to better reflect the changes the site has undergone through the years.

What started as a one-man soccer blog has, over the course of the past eight years, transformed into a full-fledged soccer news website with a staff of more than a dozen writers and editors serving to bring you the day’s top soccer news.

As for my role, I continue to run the site as its Editor-in-Chief, and I will continue to be directly involved in the day-to-day operation of the site, and steering the editorial direction of the site. Though my responsibilities as lead writer at Goal.com keep me busy, I do plan on writing more on SBI in the future than I have in the past year. I will also continue working closely with the site’s new writers, and current writers, as we work to continue bringing you quality soccer coverage.

Between the new name, new mobile version, and what should be an influx of new writers in the coming weeks, SBI will have a different look going forward, but I will make sure we continue to stick to the principles and practices that have helped make the site one of the go-to soccer news sites for American soccer fans.

Please bookmark our new URL (www.SBISoccer.com), follow the site’s new Twitter handle (@SBISoccer),  and keep making SBI your home for soccer news.

Comments

  1. This seemed like a good idea. However, the new site is blocked at work for me and all my coworkers by filtering by our employer.

    This might not seem like such a big deal, but my agency only has about 300,000 employees who all are now blocked from reading your site.

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  2. Ives, glad to see you have taken our national team coach words to heart. “You must always strive to be bigger and better, go to the top of your profession.” I hope you end up like Timmy Howard and not B. Shea. Congrats, keep up the good work.

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  3. Admittedly, the quality of content (and posters) has noticeably dipped but I still continue coming back here. Since discovering this website, it remains a daily stop and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

    Very interesting and looking forward to the future with the website.

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  4. Great to see things kicking off for you, and hope for nothing but success for you going forward.
    I was here for the first big change to your own website from the blog, and I’ll be here when your website changes to thewebsiteformerlyknownassbisoccer.com.

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  5. SBI Soccer, the CVS of soccer websites. Suggest a “what does SBI mean” hyperlink. Ives, the name, should never be too far away…

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  6. congratulations Ives and best wishes for continued success. it’s all great but I love the podcasts and the lively comments section, but my favorite is the Live Commentary during big games…it’s like I’m at the bar with buddies downing cold ones and talking soccer

    Cheers!

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  7. Everybody’s rebranding!! I expect a full description and explanation for the symbolism behind every line and color shade in the logo.

    Good luck and congrats, Ives.

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  8. ha, not sure what it says about me that i noticed the url first thing this morning.

    ives, this is always the first site i go to each day, and multiple times throughout the day. thanks for all the hard work!

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  9. Site looks good, but if I had some input I’d suggest fewer blogs per page, more shifting blogs up and down and more auto play ads that you need to scroll to find.

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  10. I was referred to this site a couple of years ago, and I must admit that Soccer By Ives seemed to be a misnomer since you have so many good writers who are not named Ives. The name change is a natural progression that reflects the content. Regardless of the name, it’s an excellent site.

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  11. Next step…getting a club team so you can be Soccer by Ives Soccer FC!

    While the Soccer by Soccer name is a little kooky, props for being the go-to site in the US for soccer for some time now. I remember when it was mostly focused on Jersey and USMNT and it has grown by leaps and bounds. (And no problem with you getting paid, Ives, but get some more original content back on this site too.) This site is much cleaner than Goal.

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  12. First heard about the site on a site that Ives has referred to often (not Goal.com 🙂 ) on the podcast, and I enjoyed reading the articles every now and then…but when I came across the SBI show I became hooked. I have thoroughly enjoyed this site and it’s content over the year or two I’ve been coming here and hope to continue to do so for years to come!

    But I got beef! What happened to the MLS Power Rankings?

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  13. Ives…. been reading your work the last 8 years! Great insight and knowledge of US soccer. Thanks for all the work you put into your writing.

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  14. As a reader here for the past 7 years, who like Randsall, has not commented much, congratulations! The insights, exposure, and dedication to the sport is impressive. Keep up the good work!

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  15. Congratulations Ives! Best wishes for continued success! Keep providing us with your unique perspective and timely soccer news. You are the best in this business!

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  16. Reader for the past 8 years who hasn’t commented much, Congratulations on the progress and Thank You for the role you played in enhancing the soccer experience here in the States. Hopefully when the dream of becoming an MLS coach is reached, I’ll give you some substantial quotes to work with.

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  17. Soccer By Ives Soccer. Major League Soccer Soccer. I see a trend. I do like many of the things that are happening currently. Your podcast is one of my favorites, especially the intros. I keep meaning to Shazam tracks I don’t know.

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  18. Congrats SBIsoccer 😉 god bless your accomplishments.
    Now any news on expansion, is Garber going to wait for Miami as number 24th but who will be the 23rd team.
    There has to be something going on, 2020 is too far to just pick 2 new cities.

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  19. BIG TINGS A GWAN, SEEEEEEN!

    Proud to see this site grow. Yea, there’s more competition now, but no soccer writer loves hiphop like you do man. Keep it up!

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  20. Glad to hear you plan to write more for the site again. We’ve missed your insight and analysis. I appreciate the cross links/additions to Goal columns, but find the back and forth a bit awkward. I think the podcast is probably the best way to get your in-depth analysis, but its not a format that works well for me. Here’s hoping to see more Q&As and articles with your perspective in the future.

    I’ll also note how important SBI’s role is as an independent news site. After the incident with the Rapids reporter from MLSsoccer and better understanding league oversight of its beat reporters, I’ve come to further appreciate the role of SBI. The consistency and breadth of news coverage has come a long way. Well done!

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      • My understanding… Rapids beat guy working for MLS was canned after some relatively modest remarks about management. Deadspin’s soccer site “Screamer” had an article on it and talked about the conflict of interest for a league like MLS that is still building a media audience. The league has to push content, but credibility is tough without autonomy. I’ll follow the site norm here and not post the link, but I recommend searching and reading the article.

  21. Love the site, regardless of name/URL, but I don’t visit as often as I’d like (ie, dont use your site for soccer info while at work) due to your ads that play sound.

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      • Don’t think so. I never post anything controversial, and don’t talk about other posters. I think it’s a computer issue perhaps. When I post from my phone the posts show up right away.

  22. So now the site is soccer by Ives soccer. Haha just giving you stick Ives. Congratulations on the growth of SBI. We fans have reaped the benefits of your dedicated work. You stuck with us and the sport through some lean years. Here is to wishing you and your staff continued success.

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    • Aggreeance. I’m sure i’m not the only follower of this blog/website who was around to see you make the leap from the Jersey paper to full time soccer guy.

      Stick in a Studs up Ives!!

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    • This is in compliance with Major League Soccer Soccer dot Com regulations stipulating the requirement of injecting as much soccer into the world as possible.

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      • Closer to the American Dodgeball Association of America. But love to Ives for doing such a good job. Just need to have a bit of fun on his behalf.

  23. Congrats, Ives. All the best.

    The entire landscape has changed now, but at one time this was the only place to come for daily/hourly online soccer coverage.

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