• SI.com

    MLS expansion city profile: Nashville

    The Nashville Predators are on a road trip through hockey’s heartland. They played Vancouver on Tuesday and are visiting Calgary and Edmonton before heading down to Minnesota—the ‘State of Hockey’—for a Sunday night game. The Predators are a team from the southeastern U.S., where kids don’t exactly grow up skating on frozen ponds. But the Preds won’t be cowed by the atmosphere in the arenas up north. They’re accustomed to colorful, raucous crowds. Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena routinely sells out (35 of 41 regular season games in 2015-16), and the fans there have come to represent North America’s closest approximation to Dortmund’s yellow wall. The Predators launched in 1998. “Nashville had no

  • FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?
    FC Yahoo

    FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?

    The passion and patriotism of dual-nationals were placed under the microscope again after United States men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard became the latest American soccer icon to doubt the desire of foreign-born players. A firestorm of criticism

  • Three Things: Recapping Wednesday night’s Summit League action
    Mid-Major Madness

    Three Things: Recapping Wednesday night’s Summit League action

    The Summit League only had three games Wednesday night, but each brought its own dose of excitement. Here are three things we learned. IUPUI and South Dakota State had an absolute battle in Indianapolis Wednesday night. Their overtime bout featured 14 ties and 11 lead changes, and was tied at 83 with 10 seconds to go in the extra period. Enter Darell Combs. As you can see in the video (also featuring yours truly in blue at the scorer’s table), Combs hit a cold-blooded jumper to finish with 18 points and gave the Jags the 85-83 win. Combs said after the game that there wasn’t really any play drawn up, and that he just made a play based on what the defense was giving him. "I went at my pace, my