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Archive: April, 2013

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, La Liga

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
Tottenham Hotspur at Wigan 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Fox Soccer Channel) U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey moved to Tottenham last summer so he could play in the UEFA Champions League. Spurs sit one point out of England’s last qualifying spot for next season’s tournament, They must win... Read more

Manchester City takes lead to buy New York MLS expansion team, but there's no deal yet

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber was in Toronto on Wednesday to meet with Canadian business leaders. He also attended Toronto FC's game against the Montréal Impact in the Amway Canadian Championship, Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Open Cup. Garber spoke with reporters at halftime... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
Time: 5:08 p.m. EDT Venue: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. TV: ESPN2 (Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Alexi Lalas) and ESPN Deportes at 5:00 p.m. As was the case last weekend, this game is there for the taking for the Union. Against Toronto, the Union didn't take it. D.C. United... Read more

Games to Watch: Premier League title race, UEFA Champions League semifinals

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles Galaxy 10:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network) Two of Major League Soccer’s powerhouses meet in a potential title game preview. The spotlight will shine brightest on a pair of American stars, Kansas City’s Graham Zusi and Los Angeles’ Landon... Read more

What does NBC's ambitious plan for the English Premier League mean for Major League Soccer?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
The English Premier League is more popular in the United States than Major League Soccer, the United States' own league. There, I said it. You should say it too. Out loud, if you aren't somewhere that it will distract people around you. Now, with that out of the way... I care a lot more about Major... Read more

A few minutes with Arlo White, NBC Sports' new voice of the Premier League

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
NEW YORK - It says something about the culture of the American sports media that we think we know broadcasters on a personal level, when we don't really. Yes, they are a major part of our lives in any sport. We certainly know that well in Philadelphia, thanks to legends such as Harry Kalas, Merrill... Read more

Quotes from NBC's Premier League press presentation

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:43 PM
NEW YORK - NBC Sports held a press conference on Tuesday at which executives and on-air talent spoke at length about the company's Premier League broadcasting plans. Here are some highlights. Note that they are laid out by speaker, not chronologically. So you'll see some references to the same question... Read more

NBC Sports unveils its English Premier League broadcast plans; John Strong to become the network's lead Major League Soccer voice

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:42 PM
UPDATE: NBC made the John Strong hire official on June 23. If you've come here from Richard Deitsch's SI.com column with the confirmation, my latest story on Strong is here. NEW YORK - Greetings from one of the most famous addresses on the American sports media landscape: 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC's... Read more

How to counter a homophobic slur: Score the game-winning goal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:42 PM
Sunday night's Portland Timbers-San Jose Earthquakes game was a quite testy affair. There weren't as many cards dished out as we saw at PPL Park, but three yellows and a red was plenty amid 19 combined fouls. The biggest infraction, though, was of the verbal kind. San Jose's Alan Gordon - who played... Read more
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