Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Africa

Notebook: Cameroon's hope, China's ignorance, Australia's history

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 5:26 PM
Women's soccer is big business in the United States, but it's worth remembering that in many other countries, it's only just getting off the ground. That's certainly true in Cameroon, where the game was in many ways afterthought until the Indomitable Lionesses reached the round of 16 at their first... Read more

Notebook: Pia Sundhage's future is now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:11 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Much of the conversation about Pia Sundhage's recent attention-grabbing interview in the New York Times centered around her remarks about her former United States players. But buried in there was another news item that also has big ramifications. Sundhage's contract as Sweden's... Read more

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

Notebook: Turf talk heats up again

Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:05 AM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - My main story for Monday's editions of the Inquirer and Daily News is about the U.S. team having to deal with another uproar around Hope Solo. Here are a few other tidbits from around the Women's World Cup: Artificial turf becomes a talking point again By now, everyone involved... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men and women, African Nations Cup final, Madrid and London derbies

Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:35 AM
Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) The North London Derby is always a big game, but this time it's really worth making the effort to get out of bed early. Arsenal and Tottenham are separated by just two points in the Premier League standings. If Spurs win, they could jump over... Read more

Games to Watch: Celtic and Rangers renew "Old Firm" rivalry

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:50 AM
Rennes at Paris Saint-Germain 2:25 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports) Paris Saint-Germain has all the money in the world, but money can’t buy them happiness. Manager Laurent Blanc benched star attackers Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi for three games after they came back late from France’s... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national teams face big tests

Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:09 AM
Ghana vs. Algeria 10:55 a.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) The African Cup of Nations, which began last weekend, is always entertaining. This time around, Philadelphia soccer fans have a particular reason to watch, as Union goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi is leading Algeria’s attempt... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Euro 2016 qualifying, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:35 AM
Brazil vs. Colombia 8:55 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) Union defender Carlos Valdés joins Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao on Colombia’s squad for this glamorous friendly at Sun Life Stadium outside Miami. Brazil’s squad is highlighted... Read more

Full 2014 FIFA World Cup game schedule on ABC, ESPN, Univision, Canadian TV and radio

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:14 PM
Below, you'll find the complete schedule of 2014 World Cup games in Brazil, including kickoff times and TV and radio broadcast details. JUMP TO THE UNITED STATES' SCHEDULE CLICK HERE FOR FULL WORLD CUP COVERAGE In the United States, TV rights belong to ESPN networks in English and Univision networks... 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
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