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Live video: Soccer Morning with NASN and, September 16

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:18 AM
Jason Davis is out for another day, so I have been invited back for a return engagement in the Soccer Morning host's chair. You can watch the show via YouTube - I'll mbed the video when it goes live. I'll be joined by two guests today. First up will be Alicia Rodriguez, author of The Goat Parade,... Read more

Live chat: Union vs. Sounders U.S. Open Cup preview

Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:29 PM
Throughout this week, and the Seattle Times are collaborating on some projects to bring you enhanced coverage of the U.S. Open Cup final between the Union and the Sounders. You have already seen the video preview that I hosted Monday with Matt Pentz, the Times' Sounders beat writer, previewing... Read more

Video: Previewing the 101st Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final

Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:48 PM
The stage is set for the Philadelphia Union to contend for their first ever trophy, and for the Seattle Sounders to try to claim American soccer's oldest prize for the fourth time. Ahead of the 101st Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, I got together with Matt Pentz of the Seattle Times for a preview of what we'll... Read more

Live video: Soccer Morning with NASN and, September 15

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:03 AM
Many of you know that I am a regular guest on Soccer Morning, the online radio show from and the North American Soccer Network. I am guest-hosting Monday's edition, so I figured I'd put up a post with the YouTube live stream for's audience. Guests today include: - Sports Illustrated's... Read more

Weekend roundup: Costa Rica wins CONCACAF Copa Centroamericana

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:47 PM
Costa Rica entered the CONCACAF Copa Centroamericana as the favorite to win the title, and did just that in the end. But it was quite a wild ride along the way. In the group stage, the Ticos had to sit out of the last matchday and hope that Panama wouldn't match their goal difference. After surviving... Read more

The Comcast Network to broadcast U.S. Open Cup final

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:51 AM
In the previous two years of GolTV's broadcast rights deal for the U.S. Open Cup final, the network refused to allow any local stations to air simultaneous coverage. This year, though, the Union have broken GolTV's hegemony. Though it hasn't officially been announced yet by any of the parties involved... Read more

Jim Curtin faces up to his toughest test yet with the Union

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:10 PM
Both literally and figuratively, interim Union manager Jim Curtin is in familiar territory right now. Since taking the helm three months ago, the Oreland, Pa., native has steered his hometown club into the U.S. Open Cup final and the thick of the MLS playoff race. The Union have lost just one of Curtin's... Read more

Games to Watch: Bundesliga, MLS, EPL, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:17 PM
Werder Bremen at Bayer Leverkusen 2:30 p.m. Friday (GolTV) After two years in the wilderness, the Bundesliga is at long last once again accessible to the American soccer community. GolTV’s decision to finally allow itself to be streamed online via KlowdTV means that you can watch all of the... Read more

MLS, CONCACAF video highlights: Red Bulls' late goal edges D.C.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:36 AM
From the 32nd minute until the 90th, D.C. United was able to hold the Red Bulls at bay despite being down a man. But with just seconds remaining until the start of stoppage time, New York's Lloyd Sam finally broke the deadlock, and delivered three huge points. Here are the highlights from that game... Read more

MLS, CONCACAF roundup: Thierry Henry golazo vs. Kansas City steals spotlight

Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:53 AM
Here we go again with our regular Monday morning look back at everything you might have missed over the weekend in Major League Soccer. If you missed the Union's very impressive 2-0 win over Toronto FC, the highlights are here. It was the talk of MLS on Saturday afternoon, and probably would still... Read more
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