Friday, August 28, 2015

U.S. National Teams

Games to Watch: Fox's Bundesliga debut, U.S. women return to action

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:02 AM
Hamburg SV at Bayern Munich 2 p.m. Friday (WXTF 29.2, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes and YouTube) After many years outside the U.S. television mainstream, Germany’s Bundesliga finally arrives on the big stage this season. The opening kickoff game features Bayern’s cavalry of superstars: Arjen... Read more

Carli Lloyd 'excited' that Jill Ellis will remain U.S. women's coach

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
One month to the day after the United States women won the World Cup - and one year to the day before the start of the 2016 Olympics - head coach Jill Ellis got a multi-year contract extension from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Although the news was greeted with mixed emotions in some quarters of the... Read more

Union, Eagles line up joint bid to host World Cup qualifier

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:51 AM
Even though the U.S.-Panama third-place game at PPL Park didn't sell out, Philadelphia put on a great show Sunday night hosting the final. The biggest crowd for a soccer game in city history - 68,930 fans - packed Lincoln Financial Field to the rafters, and rightly left Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz - who... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann: It's always sunny in U.S. camp

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:20 AM
This is an expanded version of a story I wrote for Saturday's Daily News. If you're in town, go pick up a copy anyway. Jurgen Klinsmann has said many times during his four years as U.S. men's soccer team coach that criticism of the program is a good thing, because it shows progress in the sport's... Read more

Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field is sold out

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:01 PM
Updated Wednesday night, for an obvious reason. CONCACAF announced Wednesday afternoon that Sunday's Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field (7:30 p.m, Fox Sports 1 and Univision) is sold out. The organization expects a crowd in excess of 66,000 to be in attendance. Capacity is 69,176 for Eagles... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals

Friday, July 17, 2015, 5:42 AM
United States vs. Cuba 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Fox, Univision, Univision Deportes) The CONCACAF Gold Cup is making its way toward next Sunday's title game at Lincoln Financial Field, as well as next Saturday's third place game at PPL Park. This weekend brings the start of the knockout rounds. First up... Read more

World Cup parade sparks hope of legacy for NWSL

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:32 PM
NEW YORK - The U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup celebration parade through Lower Manhattan's famed "Canyon of Heroes" was a terrific spectacle. I'd imagine that no one who witnessed it in person - whether as a fan, journalist or national team member - will ever forget it. I spent much of the morning... Read more

Celebrating Carli Lloyd and the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:59 PM
Many of you know that during the Women's World Cup, I hosted a series of podcasts for Backheel.com called A Women's World Cup Home Companion. Below you'll find an index of all seven episodes. And if you keep scrolling, you'll find something else pretty cool that I'm happy to share with everyone. Episode... Read more

Photos: Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian return to Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:38 AM
Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian finally got back to the east coast in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Here are some photos from their arrival at Philadelphia International Airport. Read more

Carli Lloyd makes Women's World Cup history with first-half hat trick in final

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 7:31 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Delran, N.J. native Carli Lloyd made Women's World Cup history in the first half of Sunday's championship game between the United States and Japan, becoming the first player to ever score a hat trick in a final. She struck twice in the first five minutes, finishing off... Read more
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