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2014 World Cup final sets some U.S. TV records, but not all

Monday, July 14, 2014, 5:27 PM
The U.S. viewership numbers are in for the 2014 World Cup final, and it's official: Germany's 1-0 extra time win over Argentina is the most-watched soccer game in American history. ABC's national English-language broadcast drew 17,324,000 television viewers and 657,000 online viewers. Locally, WPVI-6... Read more

No Union players chosen for MLS Homegrown game

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 8:01 PM
This post is now moot, because Pfeffer was eventually added to the Homegrown Game roster. Click here for the story. In the Philadelphia Union's five-year history, the club's academy has produced three homegrown players: Zach Pfeffer, Jimmy McLaughlin and Cristhian Hernández. Though the trio... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup semifinal draw: Union will visit FC Dallas

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:06 AM
The Union's streak of U.S. Open Cup home games in this year's tournament has come to an end, but not because of a loss. Indeed, they're still very much alive after beating the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The streak is over because the Union's semifinal contest will be a road game, at FC Dallas... Read more

U.S.-Belgium World Cup game draws over 23 million viewers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:37 PM
The United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup will live long in our collective memories, and not just because of the chances the U.S. had to win the game. It drew the largest weekday audience for soccer in the sport's history in America: 23,690,693 viewers across ESPN and Univision's... Read more

United States World Cup group stage games average over 19 million TV and online viewers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:04 PM
Updated July 30 with official post-World Cup figures. As everyone gets ready for Thursday afternoon's U.S.-Belgium game in the round of 16 at the World Cup, I thought I'd pass along some interesting stats on television and online viewership for the Americans' three group stage games. I added up the... Read more

U.S. knocked out of World Cup after 2-1 loss to Belgium

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 2:29 AM
For the first time ever, the United States men's national team has reached the Round of 16 at a second straight World Cup. Join me for a live chat as the U.S. takes on Belgium this afternoon. Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador Bahia, Brazil Television ESPN: Ian Darke, Taylor... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal draw: Union will host New England or Rochester

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:03 PM
After beating the NASL's New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park the Union will host welcome either the New England Revolution or USL PRO's Rochester Rhinos to Chester for a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The fifth round pairings that will set up these... Read more

U.S.-Portugal ties record for most-watched soccer game in American TV history

Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:30 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics, and again on July 2 with some minor corrections There's no need for a fancy introduction to this post. The headline writes itself. Sunday's United States-Portugal World Cup game tied the record for the most-watched soccer broadcast in American... Read more

ESPN's United States-Ghana World Cup broadcast sets record

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 2:19 PM
Updated June 24 and July 30 with revised online audience metrics. If you thought just about everyone you know was watching the United States' thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana at the World Cup, you were right. And not just if you're a soccer fan. ESPN announced Tuesday afternoon that the game drew an... Read more

American soccer's chemistry lesson

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:39 PM
The annals of World Cup history are littered with tales of powerhouses whose dreams of glory were wrecked by chemistry problems on soccer's biggest stage. That has never been a problem for the United States men's national team. Granted, this country has never been a powerhouse. But one of its signature... Read more
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