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Gedion Zelalem debuts on America's soccer stage

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:36 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - Arsenal's first journey to the United States in 25 years proved to be every bit the spectacle that its many American fans expected. The capstone of the Gunners' three-day tour of New York was a friendly against the Red Bulls on Saturday. Red Bull Arena was drenched in the English... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS and Guinness Cup in spotlight

Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:04 AM
I've gotten a fair amount of response to tweeting out commentator assignments for national TV games, so I'll include them below where I have them. Manchester United vs. AS Roma 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Fox, ESPN Deportes) The main event on the summer friendly calendar is the Guinness International Champions... Read more

PPL Park to host CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying semifinals and final

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. This coming October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced Thursday afternoon that PPL Park will host the semifinals, final... Read more

Games to Watch: Liga MX, MLS, NWSL, International Friendlies

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:43 PM
This post has been corrected. In the original version I wrote that Michael Orozco Fiscal was looking to get out of Puebla. That isn't true (at least as far as I know). The linked story refers to DaMarcus Beasley, who is looking to get out of Puebla, and may have already done so. I replaced Beasley... Read more

Union's Zach Pfeffer added to MLS Homegrown Game roster

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:21 PM
Updated on Tuesday, July 22: The news is now official. Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer is one of three additions to the MLS Homegrown Game roster, along with FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo. Three players were withdrawn: Seattle's DeAndre Yedlin made the... Read more

NBC Sports 2014 Premier League and MLS TV schedule for August through November

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:23 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

2014 World Cup final sets some U.S. TV records, but not all

Monday, July 14, 2014, 5:27 PM
The U.S. viewership numbers are in for the 2014 World Cup final, and it's official: Germany's 1-0 extra time win over Argentina is the most-watched soccer game in American history. ABC's national English-language broadcast drew 17,324,000 television viewers and 657,000 online viewers. Locally, WPVI-6... Read more

Lincoln Financial Field to host AS Roma vs. Inter Milan in Guinness International Champions Cup

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:56 PM
This post was originally written on February 20, 2014. It has been updated many times with schedule changes and TV broadcast information. Philadelphia will be one of the host venues for this summer's Guinness International Champions Cup series of friendlies. Italian giants AS Roma and Inter Milan... Read more

Full 2014 FIFA World Cup game schedule on ABC, ESPN, Univision, Canadian TV and radio

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:14 PM
Below, you'll find the complete schedule of 2014 World Cup games in Brazil, including kickoff times and TV and radio broadcast details. JUMP TO THE UNITED STATES' SCHEDULE CLICK HERE FOR FULL WORLD CUP COVERAGE In the United States, TV rights belong to ESPN networks in English and Univision networks... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup semifinal draw: Union will visit FC Dallas

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:06 AM
The Union's streak of U.S. Open Cup home games in this year's tournament has come to an end, but not because of a loss. Indeed, they're still very much alive after beating the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The streak is over because the Union's semifinal contest will be a road game, at FC Dallas... Read more
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