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2014 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:46 AM
Here's the full schedule for this year's Major League Soccer playoffs. For the first time in the current postseason format, both legs of the conference semifinals will be contested on weekends. This is something that fans have wanted for a long time, and the league finally has built enough space into... Read more

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:45 AM
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

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:20 AM
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 shuts down Chivas USA, realigns conferences

Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:29 PM
Rumors about the potential demise of Chivas USA at the end of this season have been reported on repeatedly in recent weeks by a range of national media outlets. On Monday, Major League Soccer made it official. Chivas USA is indeed dead, and the league will have 20 teams next year. There will be a... Read more

After a disappointing season, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz faces winter full of questions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM
For as much as Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has said publicly that he can brush off the heat aimed at him from fans, there's no doubt that he understands both the quantity and sharpness of the criticism that has come his way in recent weeks. He would not be human if it wasn't affecting him... Read more

MLS Wrap: Sounders win Supporters Shield, Whitecaps claim last playoff berth

Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:36 AM
A drama-filled last weekend of the MLS regular season saw the Seattle Sounders win their first Supporters' Shield, the Vancouver Whitecaps book the last spot in the playoffs, Chivas USA win what was likely their last ever game, and New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips tie the single-season scoring record... Read more

CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying TV schedule

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:52 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

CONCACAF Champions League: Kansas City eliminated, quarterfinals set

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:45 AM
Forgive me if you've heard this story before. A team from Major League Soccer only has to avoid losing by multiple goals on a difficult road trip to Central America in order to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, but fails to do so. Oh, wait, this just happened on Tuesday. And... Read more

Games to Watch: Barcelona-Real Madrid, MLS regular season finale, Premier League crises

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:45 AM
Costa Rica women vs. Trinidad & Tobago 4:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 2) The first game of tonight's CONCACAF Women's World Cup semifinal doubleheader at PPL Park has what might be the tournament's best storyline. I wrote earlier this month about the financial hardship that Trinidad & Tobago... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Montreal, New York draw group stage finale

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
The New York Red Bulls had nothing but pride to play for in their CONCACAF Champions League group stage finale against the Montréal Impact on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. But that was enough to pull out a draw that put a dent in the Impact's quarterfinal seeding. There was also one MLS... Read more
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