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Local TV viewership for the Gold Cup final

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 11:14 PM
You may have heard that Univision’s broadcast of the U.S.-Mexico Gold Cup final this past Sunday drew 5.4 million viewers nationwide according to Nielsen Media Research. That total set a new record for Gold Cup games on Univision. So I figured I should try to find out how many of those viewers... Read more

Linc width problem "solvable" for World Cup

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 6:54 PM
This afternoon, U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati held a conference call with reporters in which he talked about the just-completed Gold Cup and the upcoming American bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. I asked Gulati about Philadelphia’s chances of hosting World Cup games, and... Read more

SEC football in Philadelphia

Friday, July 24, 2009, 4:18 PM
Because this blog does deal with college sports on a fairly regular basis... You may have heard that the Southeastern Conference recently launched its own syndicated TV network in conjunction with the 15-year contract it signed with ESPN last summer. The TV network announcement included a lengthy... Read more

Gold Cup fan videos

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 10:22 PM
I said in my last post that I wanted to put together a collection of fan videos from the Gold Cup games over the weekend. A few of you responded with good clips, and here they are. If you have a video that you'd like added to the mix, send me an email and I'll post it here. I'm still looking for footage... Read more

Can Philly host the World Cup?

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 8:41 PM
I spent so much time blogging and editing video last night that I forgot to put together the gallery of Ron Cortes' photos from the doubleheader. They're quite good, so check them out above. Next, as promised, is audio of U.S. World Cup bid executive director David Downs' interview with reporters... Read more

United States 2, Panama 1 a.e.t.

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 4:11 AM
I'm going to keep this post as short as I can because it's 4 a.m. as I write this and I really want to go to sleep. Here's all the multimedia from after the game. You've got full audio of the coaches' postgame press conferences as well as that of man of the match Kyle Beckerman. You've also got video... Read more

Live blog: United States vs. Panama

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:50 PM
Here we go. It's the United States national soccer team's first visit to Philadelphia since 1991, and its first official match here since 1968. It's also a quarterfinal game in the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Panama. The winner will face Honduras, which beat Canada 1-0 in the first game, in the semifinals... Read more

Countdown to U.S.-Panama

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 12:32 AM
So here we are in the final hours before the United States faces Panama at Lincoln Financial Field. This will be the last post on here until the match kicks off, so let's lay out a few things you should know before you head to the stadium. - I'll be live-blogging the U.S. game, and I hope you'll join... Read more

September 25, 1968: Israel 4, United States 0

Thursday, July 16, 2009, 9:52 PM
As promised, tonight we look back at the U.S. national team's last full international match in Philadelphia: a 4-0 loss to Israel on September 25, 1968. It was played at the now-defunct Temple Stadium, and drew a crowd reported at 7,000. Here's how the story was played in the sports section of the... Read more

David Akers plays soccer

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 6:42 PM
I said yesterday that I'd be featuring the U.S. soccer team's 1968 game against Israel in Philadelphia here on the blog today, but I'm going to push that to tomorrow for a reason that I think you'll appreciate. I went down to the NovaCare Complex this morning for the U.S. team's practice, figuring... Read more
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