Saturday, October 10, 2015

Games to Watch: Judgment day for U.S. national teams

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:08 PM
There are Euro 2016 qualifiers across the pond this weekend, and CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers down in South America. But for just about everyone in the United States, the only games worth highlighting this weekend will be played in the United States. So this column focuses on those two contests exclusively... Read more

U.S. women's soccer stars charm Forbes Under-30 Summit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:01 PM
Almost every time players from the U.S. women's national team make public appearances, they get received like rock stars. When they're at events with youth soccer players, they're swamped by screams of delight from start to finish. When they're amid crowds of grown-up soccer fans, they're revered... Read more

Games to Watch: Bonanza across MLS and Europe

Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00 AM
New York City FC at D.C. United 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) A few weeks ago, New York City FC looked buried in the Major League Soccer playoff race. Yet they've suddenly risen into contention thanks to timely goals from formerly-vilified midfielder Frank Lampard. D.C., meanwhile, seems in the... Read more

Report: Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz to be relieved of duties

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:05 PM
On Thursday, I got to sit in as guest host of Soccer Morning. I had Kevin Kinkead of KYW on as a guest analyst, and we spent much of our discussion focusing on the ramifications of the Union's U.S. Open Cup final loss to Sporting Kansas City. You can watch a rebroadcast of the show above; Kevin comes... Read more

Video: Union suffer U.S. Open Cup heartbreak

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:00 PM
After the Union lost to Sporting Kansas City in the U.S. Open Cup final at PPL Park, I got together with the Inquirer's Marc Narducci to look back on the game and look ahead to what might come next for the team. Read more

Philadelphia Union 2015 player salaries as of September 15

Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:44 PM
The closing of Major League Soccer's summer transfer window and the leaguewide roster freeze a few days later meant it was time for another round of leaguewide salary data. Earlier this week, the MLS Players Union released those numbers, and here's my analysis of what they mean. Philadelphia Union... Read more

Games to Watch: All-American edition

Friday, September 25, 2015, 9:11 AM
Why? Because I can. Orlando City at New York Red Bulls 7 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are already the first team to qualify for the Major League Soccer playoffs. Now they’re taking aim at finishing atop the Eastern Conference, and at the best overall record... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Bundesliga, EPL

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:50 AM
FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Dallas has the best points-per-game average in Major League Soccer, and not just because of midfield stars Fabián Castíllo and Mauro Díaz. The team has made a serious commitment to playing homegrown academy talents... Read more

The NWSL gets a shot at its biggest spotlight ever

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:30 PM
I have to start this post with two disclaimers. First, before I started writing I went back through my archives to make sure I hadn't used the same headline in the past. Second, the odds are currently better than they've ever been that we might some day get to the point when I don't have to write... Read more

Games to Watch: NWSL playoffs, MLS, European rivalries

Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Major League Soccer’s playoff race enters its final furlongs this weekend. Sacha Kljestan’s Red Bulls are taking aim at first place in the Eastern Conference and the league’s best overall record. That would put... Read more
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