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Archive: August, 2012

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
West Ham United at Swansea City 7:45 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2; Contrary to what some people might believe, there are more teams in the Premier League than just the London and Manchester giants. This game features two of the league's so-called minnows, but the lack of star power could easily... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:27 AM
Sunderland at Arsenal 9:50 a.m. Saturday (ESPN; Whether or not you think it’s the world’s best league, there’s no denying that the English Premier League is the most glamorous. The new season kicks off this weekend. After spending the summer fraying Arsenal fans’... Read more

Philadelphia Union trade Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 2:00 PM
The Philadelphia Union have traded much-maligned forward Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United for midfielder Danny Cruz. Cruz is a four-year MLS veteran. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Houston Dynamo, where he became a regular presence on the right wing. The Petersburg, Va., native... Read more

Video: United States men's national team wins at Mexico for first time ever

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:43 PM
It's amazing enough that the United States men's national team won at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night for the first time ever. It was the U.S.' 25th all-time game in the legendary Mexico City venue, and they had lost on 23 of 24 previous visits. But even if you could somehow have envisioned Jurgen... Read more

Was Real Madrid vs. Celtic one summer friendly too many?

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 8:43 PM
Fans at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday afternoon made plenty of noise, but Celtic and Real Madrid only drew a crowd of 34,018 - about half of the stadium's capacity. (Michael Perez/AP) As I walked through the Sports Complex parking lots en route from the subway exit to Lincoln Financial Field... Read more

Live updates: Real Madrid vs. Celtic

Saturday, August 11, 2012, 1:58 PM
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Online: ESPN2 (Adrian Healey and Robbie Mustoe)/ESPN Deportes (Ciro Procuna and Mario Kempes)/ The crowd at the Linc hasn't even filled the lower bowl in the moments before kickoff, perhaps showing that it has only so... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:53 PM
South Korea vs. Japan 2:45 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; Telemundo; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; By a twist of fate, the men's Olympic bronze medal game features the renewal of a fierce Asian rivalry. South Korea has long felt a sense of inferiority relative to its more prosperous... Read more

Montréal Impact defender Nelson Rivas suspended two additional games for headbutting Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:21 PM
Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee has delivered its verdict on Montréal Impact defender Nelson Rivas' headbutt of Union forward Antoine Hoppenot this past Saturday. The punishment is not as stiff as many expected. Rivas will sit for two additional games on top of the red card he... Read more

Reaction to Nelson Rivas’ headbutt of Antoine Hoppenot and Jack McInerney’s retaliation

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 1:15 AM
MONTRÉAL - Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth was in a quite talkative mood after watching his team lose to the Montréal Impact, 2-0, at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night. He knew what the first question was going to be about, and he was ready with an answer. So when he was duly... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union at Montréal Impact

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 12:45 AM
Looking down at Stade Saputo from the nearby Olympic Tower. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Stade Saputo, Montréal, Québec TV: The Comcast Network (Rob Weingarten and Bob Rigby) J.P. Dellacamera is on Olympics duty for MSNBC today, with the four men's tournament... Read more
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