Friday, December 19, 2014

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Friday, December 19, 2014, 4:03 PM
Friday's announcement of the 2015 home openers for each Major League Soccer team means that it's time to start building the season's national television schedule. The coming season will bring unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal... Read more

Union to kick off 2015 with March 7 home game vs. Colorado

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:01 AM
For just the second time in team history, the Union will play their regular season opener on home soil. They'll host the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park on Saturday, March 7. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and I'm told the game is likely to be televised on WPVI-6. A week later, the Union will head to the... Read more

Union to spend preseason in Clearwater

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM
The Philadelphia Union will have a "spring training" trip of their own in 2015, and it will be right next door to the Phillies' longtime home in Clearwater. Jim Curtin's squad will spend much of February on the soccer fields at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, which is literally across a street from... Read more

Games to Watch: Club World Cup final, EPL, Serie A

Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:29 AM
Manchester United at Aston Villa 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Maybe United’s charge up the Premier League table is real after all. Robin van Persie's seven goals and Wayne Rooney’s six have helped the Red Devils rise to third place. It will be up to U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan... Read more

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 3:03 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

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup schedule and draw

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:27 PM
Whether you're planning to travel to Canada next summer or just interesteted in watching the Women's World Cup on TV, the countdown to kickoff is officially on. Here's the full group draw for the tournament - including the United States' place in the Group of Death: Group A: A1. Canada, A2. China... Read more

Lincoln Financial Field to host 2015 Gold Cup knockout round games

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 3:41 PM
For the first time since 2009, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is coming back to Philadelphia. Lincoln Financial Field will be one of four venues across the United States that will host knockout round games in the 2015 edition of North and Central America's biennial championship for national teams. The tournament... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:41 PM
kHere'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

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Liga MX playoffs

Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
UMBC vs. Virginia 5:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) UMBC’s Cinderella run to the NCAA men’s soccer tournament semifinals has seen the Retrievers knock off national powers Creighton, Louisville and Maryland. Now they face their toughest test yet. Cavaliers forward Darius Madison is a Philadelphia... Read more

Union lose Pedro Ribeiro to Orlando in expansion draft

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:41 PM
The Union only lost one player in Wednesday's expansion draft, but it was a player for whom many observers had high hopes. Brazilian forward/midfielder hybrid Pedro Ribeiro is headed to Orlando City. Ribeiro made nine appearances for the Union in 2014, his rookie season. He scored two goals in nine... Read more
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