Friday, August 28, 2015

Union trade for Toronto's Warren Creavalle

Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:39 AM
The Union swung a minor trade Friday morning to bring in needed defensive depth, acquiring Warren Creavalle from Toronto FC in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft pick. Creavalle played 54 games in Houston over three seasons before moving north in late July of last year. He played 24 games while... Read more

Games to Watch: English and French leagues kickoff

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:25 AM
Paris Saint-Germain at Lille 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) As if three-time reigning French champion PSG didn’t have enough star power already, this season Zlatan Ibrahimović and Edison Cavani are joined by Ángel di María. The Argentine playmaker crossed... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Giovani dos Santos scores in Galaxy debut

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:19 AM
After making quite an impression off the field with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos made his first impression on the field Thursday night in the CONCACAF Champions League. It didn't take long for the Mexican star to start living up to the hype. Just 19 minutes after coming into the game... Read more

Carli Lloyd 'excited' that Jill Ellis will remain U.S. women's coach

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 1:44 PM
One month to the day after the United States women won the World Cup - and one year to the day before the start of the 2016 Olympics - head coach Jill Ellis got a multi-year contract extension from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Although the news was greeted with mixed emotions in some quarters of the... Read more

MLS and CCL Wrap: Toronto routs Orlando, Seattle surprises Vancouver

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 11:43 AM
The odds and momentum seemed to be with the Vancouver Whitecaps heading into Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League matchup against the Seattle Sounders at BC Place. Seattle was in freefall, having won just one of its last eight games. Vancouver is atop the Western Conference and was raring to... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Real Salt Lake wins in Guatemala

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:51 AM
Yes, you read that headline right. Even though it's still the first week of August, the new CONCACAF Champions League campaign is underway. It got off to a good start for Major League Soccer on Tuesday, as Real Salt Lake beat Municipal of Guatemala in Guatemala City. Below you'll find all the highlights... Read more

MLS Wrap: Highest-scoring day in league history

Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:53 AM
If you're a fan of defense, look away now. The eight games across Major League Soccer on Saturday - including the Union's 3-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls - produced 39 goals. That's the highest total in a single day in the league's 20-year history. Here are the highlights: New York City FC 2... Read more

2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 3:02 PM
Here's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the CONCACAF Champions League and national team games from those confederations. Last season's preamble was really long. I'd like to keep this season's shorter. Fox owns rights to every UEFA tournament... Read more

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 8:42 AM
Here's your viewer's guide to TV coverage of Germany's Bundesliga. This season marks the long-awaited debut of Fox's multi-year rights deal that finally brings one of the world's best and most popular soccer leagues into mainstream American homes. For some years now, the Bundesliga has drawn the biggest... Read more

Union sign Swiss national team midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 3:41 PM
Updated 12:50 p.m. Friday: During Tranquillo Barnetta's introductory press conference, Union technical director Chris Albright said Barnetta will be eligible to play Saturday, but refused three times to answer questions about how that is the case. On the fourth attempt, Albright finally acknowledged... Read more
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