Sunday, April 19, 2015

MLS national TV ratings rising so far in 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:03 PM
With ESPN coming to PPL Park for the first time this year on Sunday, it's a good time to check in with the network to see how things are going in the first season of Major League Soccer's new big-money TV deal. To do that, I spent a few minutes chatting with Amy Rosenfeld, ESPN's senior coordinating... Read more

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

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:46 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

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:41 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:24 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

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL, FA Cup, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:23 AM
A quick prelude: I get asked sometimes why I don't include Union games in this column. Those questions generally come from outside the Philadelphia region, and I understand why. The answer is that this column also runs in shorter form in Friday's Inquirer. It's intended as a complement to the day's... Read more

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: Here's who didn't make the U.S. women's World Cup roster

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:46 PM
In the days before Jill Ellis announced the U.S. women’s national team roster for this summer’s World Cup, we kicked around names of players on the bubble to make the cut. We also pondered some current and former prospects who haven’t made it to the big stage with the senior squad... Read more

Carli Lloyd not taking her third World Cup for granted

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:10 PM
Carli Lloyd has played in two World Cups, two Olympics and 10 Algarve Cups. Her decade-long career with the U.S. national team has included 192 caps, 63 goals, 32 assists and countless memories on and off the field. But for as much change as there has been in women's soccer during that time, two things... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls tie D.C., Colorado gets first win

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:20 AM
Here's a look back at the weekend's action around Major League Soccer. FC Dallas 0, Colorado Rapids 4 Colorado Rapids: Dominique Badji 2', Dillon Powers 43', Gabriel Torres 70', Dillon Serna 85' (Yes, really.) New England Revolution 0, Columbus Crew 0 D.C. United 2, New York Red... Read more

Games to Watch: Marquee matchups in MLS, EPL

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:11 AM
Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) After a hot start to the season, Mauro Díaz and Dallas suffered their first loss of the year last weekend. They look to rebound with a home matchup against Dillon Powers and the last-in-the-west Rapids. Colorado doesn't offer much... Read more

2015 U.S. Open Cup first and second round draw

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:22 PM