Thursday, December 25, 2014


Games to Watch: U.S. women's and men's national teams, EPL, Serie A, MLS preseason

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:48 AM
Canada at United States women 9:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) The U.S. women’s national team kicks off the road to World Cup qualifying with a game against its biggest rival. Abby Wambach and Delran native Carli Lloyd lead a star-studded American squad into Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.... Read more

Vincent Nogueira officially joins the Union from Sochaux

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:38 PM
The Union's pursuit of French playmaker Vincent Nogueira finally crossed the finish line Thursday, as Sochaux announced his departure. Philadelphia confirmed the deal a few hours after the French club first made the news official. Past reports on Nogueira, including some from me, stated that he would... Read more

Games to Watch: Bundesliga, FA Cup, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Serie A, La Liga, Premier League

Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:48 AM
This week's edition is longer than usual, because there are a lot of big games worth highlighting. Enjoy. Bayern Munich at Borussia Mönchengladbach 2:30 p.m. Friday (GolTV) The Bundesliga returns from its winter break with a game featuring the reigning European champions. But as has been the... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, Capital One Cup

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 2:13 PM
Fulham at Arsenal 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) In the jam-packed English Premier League title race, every game is a must-win for Jack Wilshire and first-place Arsenal. It's especially true this weekend, as the Gunners host U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey and the languishing Cottagers. Aston... Read more

Games to Watch: Liga MX, EPL, La Liga, MLS (yes, really)

Friday, January 10, 2014, 8:09 AM
América at Tijuana 10:30 p.m. Friday (Azteca America, ESPN Deportes) U.S. national team veterans Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Hérculez Gómez lead Tijuana against the reigning Mexican champions. As the World Cup grows ever closer, it’s a chance for Tijuana’s big... Read more

Games to Watch: FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX

Friday, January 3, 2014, 8:08 AM
Blackburn Rovers vs. Manchester City 7:30 a.m. Saturday (Fox Sports 1) The Premier League takes this weekend off, but the FA Cup steps up to fill in the gap. Big-spending City, led by Yaya Touré, make a short trip across northwest England for this third round game. Blackburn used to be a... Read more

Games to Watch: Premier League blockbusters, Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid

Friday, December 27, 2013, 9:01 AM
You might notice a theme this week. Every major European league except one takes a winter break at this time of year. So the Premier League gets all the attention, and they know it. The schedule-makers purposely fill the festive period with big games. Enjoy the spectacle, especially on New Year's... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL Boxing Day, Milan derby

Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:49 AM
Cardiff City at Liverpool 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year for English soccer fans. NBCSN will air 15 Premier League games between now and January 1. First on stage is Liverpool, led by red-hot forward Luis Suárez. He's the season's... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Serie A, Liga MX final

Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:14 AM
New Mexico vs. Notre Dame 5:00 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) All four of this year’s College Cup semifinalists have histories of sending players to the pros. This weekend, PPL Park hosts the next generation of talent. New Mexico’s latest prospects are defender Kyle Ventner and midfielder Michael... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup, Liga MX playoffs, EPL, UEFA Champions League

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:21 AM
Manchester City at Southampton 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) Southampton has been the most surprising team in the Premier League this season, riding young stars like Jay Rodriguez to eighth place in the Premier League. Manchester City have charged into second place thanks to red-hot striker Sergio... Read more
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