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CONCACAF roundup: Portland crashes out of CCL, Mexico women to face U.S.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:13 AM
All the Portland Timbers had to do to advance from the CONCACAF Champions League group stage was not lose by multiple goals at Honduran power Olimpia. But within minutes of kickoff in Tegucigalpa, they were doing just that. Portland got a goal back early in the second half, but conceded again two... Read more

2014 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:55 PM
With just over a month to go in the regular season, Major League Soccer has announced the framework of dates for this year's playoffs. The big news is that for the first time in the current postseason format, both legs of the conference semifinals will be contested on weekends. This is something that... Read more

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:44 PM
Here is NBC Sports' initial television schedule for English Premier League and Major League Soccer games from August through November. MLS games are in italics, and Union games are in bold. I will add in more information about this season's authenticated streaming and Extra Time TV channel providers... Read more

CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying TV schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:26 PM
Updated with results of the group stage draw, and with the TV schedule. In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. In October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:24 PM
Here's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and the CONCACAF Champions League. Almost all UEFA tournament broadcast rights in English and Spanish are held by Fox Sports. The network has sub-licensed some Champions League and Europa League... Read more

MLS Wrap: D.C. clinches first place in East, Toronto's implosion complete

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:07 AM
When I got home from PPL Park on Saturday night, I learned that D.C. United had clinched first place in the Eastern Conference with a win over Chicago. Just as important as the scoreline, though, was the fact that the attendance clocked in at over 20,000 fans. And as you'll see from the video below... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Supporters' Shield race nears climax

Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:42 AM
Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers 10:00 p.m. Friday (NBCSN) Diego Valeri and the Timbers are running out of time to make the MLS playoffs for the second year in a row. If they want to overtake Vancouver in the fight for the Western Conference’s last playoff spot, they must find a way past... Read more

MLS Wrap: Five teams clinch playoff berths

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9:57 PM
Dallas, Kansas City, New England, New York and Real Salt Lake are headed to the playoffs. But for the first time since 2010, Houston is not. (And for the fourth time since 2010... well... you know.) Here's a look back at yet another wild weekend around Major League Soccer. Sporting Kansas City 2... Read more

Games to Watch: Landon Donovan's farewell, Women's World Cup qualifying

Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:28 PM
Ecuador at United States 6:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) The U.S. national team heads to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., for its first home game since the World Cup. It will also be the finale for retiring legend Landon Donovan. He’ll start and wear the captain’s armband... Read more

MLS Wrap: Houston stays alive in playoff race

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:48 PM
It has been conventional wisdom in Major League Soccer for a while now that you should never bet against Houston Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear. Year after year, the Dynamo have mounted late-season charges to the playoffs, and more often than not, have rode that momentum deep into the postseason. As... Read more
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