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Union to launch their own USL team in Bethlehem

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:55 PM
Updated Friday, August 19 after the official press conference. The Union are taking a major step in growing their player development structure by launching their own team in the lower-division United Soccer League. Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz joined Lehigh University president John Simon and USL CEO... Read more

Games to Watch: Fox's Bundesliga debut, U.S. women return to action

Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:02 AM
Hamburg SV at Bayern Munich 2 p.m. Friday (WXTF 29.2, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes and YouTube) After many years outside the U.S. television mainstream, Germany’s Bundesliga finally arrives on the big stage this season. The opening kickoff game features Bayern’s cavalry of superstars: Arjen... Read more

MLS Wrap: Drogba to debut for Montreal vs. Union

Thursday, August 13, 2015, 12:26 PM
In addition to the Union's U.S. Open Cup semifinal last night, there were a few other games of note. Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake in the second semifinal, as you know, and the Montréal Impact came from behind to tie the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Canadian Championship... Read more

Live video: Union vs. Chicago Fire U.S. Open Cup semifinal

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6:57 PM
Click into the video player below to watch a live stream of the Union's U.S. Open Cup semifinal game against the Chicago Fire at PPL Park. Jonathan Yardley and Jill Loyden have the call, starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The other semifinal is Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake, starting at 8:30... Read more

MLS Wrap: Red Bulls sweep Hudson River derby series

Monday, August 10, 2015, 12:25 PM
A thought to begin the week: If the fan bases of teams in a matchup believe that said matchup is a rivalry, then it is. If outsiders think it's not, it might not be for them to judge. We now return you to your regularly scheduled highlights. Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 0 Portland Timbers:... Read more

Union trade for Toronto's Warren Creavalle

Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:39 AM
The Union swung a minor trade Friday morning to bring in needed defensive depth, acquiring Warren Creavalle from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick. Creavalle played 54 games in Houston over three seasons before moving north in late July of last year. He played 24 games while... Read more

Games to Watch: English and French leagues kickoff

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:25 AM
Paris Saint-Germain at Lille 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) As if three-time reigning French champion PSG didn’t have enough star power already, this season Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edison Cavani are joined by Ángel di María. The Argentine playmaker crossed... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Giovani dos Santos scores in Galaxy debut

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:19 AM
After making quite an impression off the field with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos made his first impression on the field Thursday night in the CONCACAF Champions League. It didn't take long for the Mexican star to start living up to the hype. Just 19 minutes after coming into the game... Read more

Carli Lloyd 'excited' that Jill Ellis will remain U.S. women's coach

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
One month to the day after the United States women won the World Cup - and one year to the day before the start of the 2016 Olympics - head coach Jill Ellis got a multi-year contract extension from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Although the news was greeted with mixed emotions in some quarters of the... Read more

MLS and CCL Wrap: Toronto routs Orlando, Seattle surprises Vancouver

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 11:43 AM
The odds and momentum seemed to be with the Vancouver Whitecaps heading into Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League matchup against the Seattle Sounders at BC Place. Seattle was in freefall, having won just one of its last eight games. Vancouver is atop the Western Conference and was raring to... Read more
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