Monday, January 26, 2015

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20 team beings World Cup qualifying

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:17 PM
United States Under-20 men vs. Guatemala 5:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 2, Univision Deportes) Some of the top young prospects in American soccer lead the U.S. into CONCACAF's qualifying tournament for this summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Two players on the squad have local ties: Midfielder Russell... 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

Union secure transfer of Maurice Edu, agree multi-year contract

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:32 PM
UPDATE: The deal was finally made official on January 14. When the Union brought Maurice Edu to PPL Park last offseason, they did so via a year-long loan from England's Stoke City, which owned his rights. That loan expired after the 2014 campaign, which meant that if Edu was to stay here, a transfer... Read more

2015 Philadelphia Union schedule

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 1:59 PM
The Union’s 2015 schedule has been unveiled. It features at least nine national TV games, with kickoff times for the last two weeks of the season still to be fully determined. First up is a home game against the Colorado Rapids on March 7. It's just the second time since the team launched in... Read more

Union loan Zac MacMath to Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 4:02 PM
It's no secret that the Union have spent many months trying to get rid of goalkeeper Zac MacMath. They tried repeatedly to trade him, to no avail. They left him unprotected in the expansion draft in the hope that Orlando City or New York City FC would take him, and neither did. So they were yet again... 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

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:55 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

Union to kick off 2015 with March 7 home game vs. Colorado

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:01 AM
For just the second time in team history, the Union will play their regular season opener on home soil. They'll host the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park on Saturday, March 7. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and I'm told the game is likely to be televised on WPVI-6. A week later, the Union will head to the... Read more

Games to Watch: Club World Cup final, EPL, Serie A

Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:29 AM
Manchester United at Aston Villa 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Maybe United’s charge up the Premier League table is real after all. Robin van Persie's seven goals and Wayne Rooney’s six have helped the Red Devils rise to third place. It will be up to U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan... Read more
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