Thursday, March 5, 2015

CONCACAF Wrap: D.C. United out, Club América advances

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:48 AM
Most MLS fans paying attention to events in Washington on Wednesday had their eye on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s K Street headquarters. But across town at 23rd and East Capitol, there was an actual game taking place. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as the CBA negotiations... Read more

Jim Curtin embraces challenge of building Union into a winner

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:09 PM
This is an expanded version of a story published in Thursday's Inquirer. Jim Curtin sat at a bar on South Street watching the Union's first game in Major League Soccer five years ago this month, just a few months after the Oreland native's playing career had ended. Like many other Philadelphians... Read more

MLS, players agree to free agency and raises in new CBA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:56 PM
UPDATE: A few more details of what's in the CBA were released Wednesday morning. Philadelphia Union player reps Brian Carroll and Danny Cruz will speak with reporters Wedneday afternoon, and I'll write a separate story off that. Crew rep Michael Parkhurst says roster sizes will stay same. Also confirms... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Princeton product Porter sends Montréal to semifinals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM
When the Montréal Impact picked Princeton forward Cameron Porter in the third round of this year's draft, no one thought much of it. Sure, he was the Ivy League's offensive player of the year as a senior in 2014, and his 15 goals scored on the season tied the best mark in the NCAA's Division... Read more

CBA negotiations resonate across Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:45 PM
On Tuesday night, I hosted a roundtable discussion on about the collective bargaining negotiations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union. The very real threat of a player strike looms large over the countdown to the start of MLS' 20th season. I had four guests on the... Read more

MLS CBA uncertainty leaves Union's season opener in doubt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:04 PM
After two preseason training stints in Florida, the Union are back in town and are preparing for Saturday’s season opener against the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park (4 p.m., 6ABC). There’s just one small problem: the game might not happen. Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union are... 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

NBC Sports' 2014-15 English Premier League and MLS TV schedule

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:19 PM
Here is NBC Sports' television schedule for English Premier League and Major League Soccer games. MLS games are in italics, and Union games are in bold. This season's providers of authenticated streaming and Extra Time TV channels are the same as last season's. You'll see broadcast teams added to... 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

Union beat New York Red Bulls in preseason tournament finale

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:34 PM
The Union are coming home to start the 2015 season with a trophy in hand. Andrew Wenger scored a brace that bookended Fernando Aristeguieta's fourth of the preseason, as Philadephia beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, in the final of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla. For much of the game... Read more
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