Saturday, December 20, 2014

Games to Watch: Serie A, MLS Cup, Women's World Cup draw

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:38 AM
Juventus at Fiorentina 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) One of Italy’s legendary rivalries takes center stage as Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba lead first-place Juventus on a road trip to Florence. German forward Mario Gómez and Colombian wing wizard Juan Cuadrado... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, EPL, La Liga

Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:29 PM
New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution 3:00 p.m. Saturday (NBCSN, Univision Deportes) After a rousing 2-1 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final, Lee Ngyuen and the Revs come home in pole position to reach Major League Soccer’s title game for the fifth time in club history... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs: New England beats New York in Eastern Conference final first leg

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:57 PM
HARRISON, N.J. - At some point this year, you might have heard of the New England Revolution. Maybe you've seen them at PPL Park, or at other venues around Major League Soccer. Maybe you've heard about the dynamic creativity of Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Teal Bunbury and Diego Fagundez, the revival... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS conference finals, Milan derby, UEFA Champions League

Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:36 AM
Real Madrid at Eibar 11:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) There isn't much to be surprised by with regard to Real Madrid anymore. Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are just part of the blindingly bright constellation of galacticos that call the... Read more

What can René Meulensteen bring to the Union?

Monday, November 17, 2014, 4:03 PM
Over the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Kristan Heneage, who has covered English soccer for a range of outlets including, the New York Times, Sky Sports and ITV. We knew of each other's work from having appeared on Soccer Morning at various times, and Crwe finally crossed paths in person... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team and other international friendlies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
United States vs. Colombia 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) Jurgen Klinsmann takes the U.S. to Europe for a two-game swing that features a rare neutral-ground contest. First up is a trip to picturesque Craven Cottage in London. Fulham’s home stadium has been called home by many Americans... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs Wrap: New England, Los Angeles storm into Conference Finals

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11:05 PM
Sunday's twinbill of conference semiifinal second legs in the MLS Cup Playoffs produced two of the most imperious postseason performances we've seen in a long time. New England and Los Angeles simply steamrolled their opponents, Columbus and Salt Lake respectively, to book places in the Conference... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs: New York Red Bulls reach Eastern Conference final

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON - The nearly 1,200 New York Red Bulls fans who traveled down to RFK Stadium on Saturday and the nearly 19,000 D.C. United fans who cheered on the home team all came through the turnstiles asking the same question: What if? For the former group, the question was asked out of confidence,... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Playoffs, France's Classique

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:48 AM
Chelsea at Liverpool 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) Liverpool signed Mario Balotelli to be a superstar replacement for Luis Suárez. The Italian has brought a lot of sizzle - and controversy off the field - but very little steak. He has scored just two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs Wrap: Thierry Henry leads New York over D.C. to open conference semifinals

Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:44 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - You will read a lot of stories across the Internet today placing high praise for Thierry Henry in the context of this year potentially being his last in Major League Soccer. All that praise is certainly merited. But step back for a moment, and you will see a storyline that transcends... Read more
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