Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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

Bayern Munich legend Paul Breitner analyzes Jurgen Klinsmann's effect on American soccer

Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:39 PM
A few days before the NSCAA Convention, I got an email from a PR rep who works with Bayern Munich's New York office asking if I wanted a one-on-one interview with former Bayern and German national team star Paul Breitner. Sometimes, I'm wary of soliciations for interviews, because they often come... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20s in trouble, Liga MX, England's Championship

Friday, January 16, 2015, 4:34 PM
Club América at Tijuana 10:25 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, Azteca America, WZPA-33.7) One of this weekend's marquee matches in Mexico's Liga MX features quite a few Americans. Tijuana's squad includes U.S. national team veterans Joe Corona and Greg Garza. América, the reigning Mexican... Read more

Frank Lampard coming to New York in July, but the furore isn't done yet

Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:39 AM
I am as sick of the Frank Lampard tug-of-war as everyone else. The rumors and deceit - including at least one outright lie, by my count - have given a black eye to Major League Soccer, Manchester City, New York City FC and the player himself. Now, after weeks of confusion, Lampard has finally spoken... Read more

Games to Watch: FA Cup David vs. Goliath matchups, La Liga returns

Friday, January 2, 2015, 8:39 AM
Levante at Atlético Madrid 9:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) Spain returns from its winter break with Atlético very much in the La Liga title race. Their chances will get a boost later this month when Fernando Torres comes home after seven years in England... Read more

Games to Watch: Premier League feast from Boxing Day through New Year's

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 3:39 PM
English soccer commands the spotlight during the final week of December. While Europe's other major leagues take a winter break, the Premier League and lower divisions offer a feast of action. From Boxing Day through New Year's Day, there are three full rounds of matches in the Premier League. All... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Liga MX playoffs

Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
UMBC vs. Virginia 5:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) UMBC’s Cinderella run to the NCAA men’s soccer tournament semifinals has seen the Retrievers knock off national powers Creighton, Louisville and Maryland. Now they face their toughest test yet. Cavaliers forward Darius Madison is a Philadelphia... Read more

Games to Watch: Serie A, MLS Cup, Women's World Cup draw

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:38 AM
Juventus at Fiorentina 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) One of Italy’s legendary rivalries takes center stage as Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba lead first-place Juventus on a road trip to Florence. German forward Mario Gómez and Colombian wing wizard Juan Cuadrado... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, EPL, La Liga

Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:29 PM
New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution 3:00 p.m. Saturday (NBCSN, Univision Deportes) After a rousing 2-1 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final, Lee Ngyuen and the Revs come home in pole position to reach Major League Soccer’s title game for the fifth time in club history... Read more
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