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Maurice Edu out of Union vs. Kansas City due to concussion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:29 PM
Union midfielder Maurice Edu won't play in Wednesday night's game at Sporting Kansas City (8:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet) because of concussion symptoms. The injury occurred in the 70th minute of Saturday's 1-0 loss to D.C. United. Edu went up for a ball in the air with D.C.'s Chris Korb, and Korb's... Read more

Maurice Edu named to U.S. national team World Cup training camp squad

Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:55 PM
As expected, Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu was named to U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-player World Cup training camp squad on Monday. "I'm very excited to go there representing not only myself and my family, but also the Unoin. Now I need to go in there... Read more

MLS, U.S. Soccer officially announce new TV deal with ESPN, Fox, Univision

Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:44 PM
One of the biggest days in Major League Soccer's history finally arrived Monday, as the league and the U.S. Soccer Federation unveiled their newest joint broadcast deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision. Speaking at a press conference in New York, MLS commissioner Don Garber hailed a deal that "represents... Read more

MLS, U.S. Soccer finalize TV deals with ESPN, Fox, Univision

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:25 PM
For months now, American soccer fans have been waiting for Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation to finalize their next round of television rights deals. The current packages expire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, and time has been running out to set the stage for 2015 and beyond. At... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:15 PM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera, Peter Pappas, Tony Limarzi, Kristian Dyer and Heather Mitts) Starting Lineups Philadelphia Union (4-2-2-2, left to right) Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath Defenders: Fabinho, Austin Berry, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis Midfielders:... Read more

Inside details on the Copa América Centenario

Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:34 PM
When the announcement was made last week that a special Copa América Centenario will be played in the United States in 2016, CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb told reporters that Fox Sports and Univision had an exclusive negotiating window for U.S. TV rights. To no one's surprise, it did not... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL finale, La Liga, MLS, World Cup countdown

Friday, May 9, 2014, 11:24 AM
West Ham United at Manchester City 10:00 a.m. Sunday (NBC, Telemundo) NBC concludes its wildly successful first season of broadcasting the Premier League with the likely coronation of this season's champions. A win for City, led by commanding midfielder Yaya Touré, would clinch the team's... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup third round draw

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:29 PM
Since I went on at such length about the U.S. Open Cup format in my last post about it, let's just get right to the lineup of matches. Games are listed in chronological order of kickoff time. All times listed are Eastern. Teams with local ties are in italics. The second round draw and all first round... Read more

Major League Soccer, ESPN “on the precipice” of a new rights deal

Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:09 AM
NEW YORK - The main focus of ESPN’s big gathering this past Friday was to preview the network’s coverage of next month’s World Cup. But a lot of the people who are headed from Bristol to Brazil are also closely involved with Major League Soccer. So it was no surprise to hear a lot... Read more

ESPN aims to make World Cup history in Brazil

Monday, May 5, 2014, 8:48 AM
NEW YORK - Of the thousands of words that were spoken, printed and tweeted at ESPN's World Cup press conference this past Friday, one phrase stood out the most. They came from Amy Rosenfeld, the network's senior coordinating producer for all things soccer. She has overseen broadcasts of the sport... Read more
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