Saturday, March 28, 2015

Television

Games to Watch: MLS, Euro qualifiers, international friendlies

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:57 AM
El Salvador vs. Argentina 4:30 p.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and the rest of Argentina's stars have traveled to the United States for a pair of exhibition games. First up is a meeting with La Selecta at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. El Salvador... Read more

A few details on Comcast, Univision Deportes and MLS

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:52 PM
A reminder: Today's @PhilaUnion vs. @FCDallas game is exclusively on Univision Deportes, which is not in HD in the Philadelphia market... — Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) March 21, 2015 When Comcast finally was compelled to stop protecting Telemundo and strike a carriage deal for UDN... Read more

Games to Watch: NYCFC set to take Yankee Stadium stage

Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:11 AM
Orlando City at Houston Dynamo 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás, Univision Deportes) After getting a raucous reception from over 62,000 fans at the Citrus Bowl last weekend, Orlando hits the road for the first time. Kaká is the big star - and Amobi Okugo is well known to Union fans, of course... Read more

Games to Watch: Major League Soccer's 20th season kicks off in style

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:20 AM
United States women vs. Switzerland 12:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) On Wednesday, Carli Lloyd and the U.S. women had to come from behind to beat Norway, 2-1. Switzerland won't pose nearly as tough a challenge, but it sends enough of a message that the Americans struggled against a Norwegian team... Read more

ESPN prepares for its 20th MLS season - and prepares for a strike

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:06 PM
Note: The interview for this story took place Tuesday afternoon, before reports of significant progress in CBA talks. Click here for the latest details as of Tuesday night. A few days ago, I was offered the opportunity to chat with Scott Guglielmino, ESPN's senior vice president of programming. Guglielmino... Read more

Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas want to prove Fox's soccer critics wrong

Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:47 AM
NEW YORK - Whether you are a grizzled veteran of the American soccer scene or a newly-minted idealist, you are likely quite familiar with Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas. Both men have been part of the American soccer media landscape for almost the entire modern era of the sport in this country. When it... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Algarve Cup, CONCACAF Champions League

Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:18 AM
Sunderland at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) For all the rancor that has surrounded Louis van Gaal in his first season as Manchester United manager, the team is nonetheless in fourth place in the Premier League. Robin van Persie’s goals and Ángel Dí María’s... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS preseason, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:44 AM
New York City FC vs. Orlando City 7:30 p.m. Saturday (live video streaming here on the blog - check back Saturday morning) Yes, it’s just a preseason Major League Soccer game, but as preseason games go, they don’t get much bigger. This year’s two expansion teams meet for the first... Read more

Games to Watch: USWNT, UEFA Champions League, Europa League

Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:00 AM
United States women at England 2:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1, Univision Deportes) Last weekend's shutout loss in France exposed some big flaws in the U.S. women's national team - most notably its inability to control possession despite a glittering array of attacking stars. With just a few months... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men and women, African Nations Cup final, Madrid and London derbies

Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:35 AM
Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) The North London Derby is always a big game, but this time it's really worth making the effort to get out of bed early. Arsenal and Tottenham are separated by just two points in the Premier League standings. If Spurs win, they could jump over... Read more
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