Sunday, April 19, 2015

U.S. National Teams

Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu left out of final U.S. World Cup team

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:22 PM
The decision was fast, and the timing was stunning. Landon Donovan, the United States men's national team's all-time leading scorer and one of the most clutch players in American soccer history, was unceremoniously cast aside by Jurgen Klinsmann on Thursday as Klinsmann named the 23 players who will... Read more

Maurice Edu out of Union vs. Kansas City due to concussion

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:29 PM
Union midfielder Maurice Edu won't play in Wednesday night's game at Sporting Kansas City (8:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet) because of concussion symptoms. The injury occurred in the 70th minute of Saturday's 1-0 loss to D.C. United. Edu went up for a ball in the air with D.C.'s Chris Korb, and Korb's... Read more

MLS, U.S. Soccer officially announce new TV deal with ESPN, Fox, Univision

Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:44 PM
Updated January 29, 2015: When the original deal was announced, ESPN and MLS stated that streaming of games not nationally televised would be run through ESPN3.com, with an additional over-the-top subscription plan for fans who don't have ESPN3 access. But the network and the league weren't able to... Read more

Maurice Edu named to U.S. national team World Cup training camp squad

Monday, May 12, 2014, 2:55 PM
As expected, Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu was named to U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-player World Cup training camp squad on Monday. "I'm very excited to go there representing not only myself and my family, but also the Unoin. Now I need to go in there... Read more

MLS, U.S. Soccer finalize TV deals with ESPN, Fox, Univision

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2:25 PM
For months now, American soccer fans have been waiting for Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation to finalize their next round of television rights deals. The current packages expire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, and time has been running out to set the stage for 2015 and beyond. At... Read more

Inside details on the Copa América Centenario

Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:34 PM
When the announcement was made last week that a special Copa América Centenario will be played in the United States in 2016, CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb told reporters that Fox Sports and Univision had an exclusive negotiating window for U.S. TV rights. To no one's surprise, it did not... Read more

ESPN aims to make World Cup history in Brazil

Monday, May 5, 2014, 8:48 AM
NEW YORK - Of the thousands of words that were spoken, printed and tweeted at ESPN's World Cup press conference this past Friday, one phrase stood out the most. They came from Amy Rosenfeld, the network's senior coordinating producer for all things soccer. She has overseen broadcasts of the sport... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, MLS, NASL, U.S. women's national team

Friday, May 2, 2014, 4:47 AM
Sunderland at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Sunderland has endured a dreadful season, but they’ve have finally pulled themselves out of the Premier League’s relegation zone. Unfortunately, they’ve done so just in time for a matchup with Wayne Rooney and powerhouse... Read more

Univision's World Cup plan: U.S., Mexico equally important

Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:57 PM
NEW YORK - Imagine, just for a moment, the notion that you couldn’t watch just about any soccer game you could dream of on television or online. It’s not that far-fetched a concept, because our lives were that way not all that long ago. Only over the last 10 years or so has soccer on TV... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Champions League, U.S.-Mexico

Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:42 AM
Manchester City at Arsenal 1:30 p.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Arsenal’s last two Premier League games have been arguably their most embarrassing of the season: a 6-0 blowout loss at Chelsea and a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City. With the Gunners’ title hopes in tatters, Olivier Giroud and company... Read more
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