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Games to Watch: MLS and Guinness Cup in spotlight

Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:04 AM
I've gotten a fair amount of response to tweeting out commentator assignments for national TV games, so I'll include them below where I have them. Manchester United vs. AS Roma 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Fox, ESPN Deportes) The main event on the summer friendly calendar is the Guinness International Champions... Read more

PPL Park to host CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying semifinals and final

Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:49 PM
Updated September 5 with results of the group stage draw. 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 Thursday afternoon... Read more

Games to Watch: Liga MX, MLS, NWSL, International Friendlies

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:43 PM
This post has been corrected. In the original version I wrote that Michael Orozco Fiscal was looking to get out of Puebla. That isn't true (at least as far as I know). The linked story refers to DaMarcus Beasley, who is looking to get out of Puebla, and may have already done so. I replaced Beasley... Read more

Union's Zach Pfeffer added to MLS Homegrown Game roster

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 12:21 PM
Updated on Tuesday, July 22: The news is now official. Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer is one of three additions to the MLS Homegrown Game roster, along with FC Dallas midfielder Danny Garcia and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo. Three players were withdrawn: Seattle's DeAndre Yedlin made the... Read more

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:30 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 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
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