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U.S. knocked out of World Cup after 2-1 loss to Belgium

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 2:29 AM
For the first time ever, the United States men's national team has reached the Round of 16 at a second straight World Cup. Join me for a live chat as the U.S. takes on Belgium this afternoon. Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador Bahia, Brazil Television ESPN: Ian Darke, Taylor... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal draw: Union will host New England or Rochester

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:03 PM
After beating the NASL's New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park the Union will host welcome either the New England Revolution or USL PRO's Rochester Rhinos to Chester for a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The fifth round pairings that will set up these... Read more

U.S.-Portugal ties record for most-watched soccer game in American TV history

Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:30 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics, and again on July 2 with some minor corrections There's no need for a fancy introduction to this post. The headline writes itself. Sunday's United States-Portugal World Cup game tied the record for the most-watched soccer broadcast in American... Read more

ESPN's United States-Ghana World Cup broadcast sets record

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 2:19 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics. If you thought just about everyone you know was watching the United States' thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana at the World Cup, you were right. And not just if you're a soccer fan. ESPN announced Tuesday afternoon that the game drew an audience of... Read more

American soccer's chemistry lesson

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:39 PM
The annals of World Cup history are littered with tales of powerhouses whose dreams of glory were wrecked by chemistry problems on soccer's biggest stage. That has never been a problem for the United States men's national team. Granted, this country has never been a powerhouse. But one of its signature... Read more

PBS to debut 'American Pharaoh' documentary on Bob Bradley's time coaching Egypt

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:59 AM
On Monday, most American soccer fans will be focused on the U.S. national team's big World Cup game against Ghana. After that game ends, there's another TV broadcast you might want to check out. PBS will debut "American Pharaoh," a behind-the-scenes documentary on Bob Bradley's time in charge of... Read more

Peter Nowak sues Major League Soccer, players’ union for causing his firing

Friday, June 13, 2014, 8:26 PM
Updated June 17 with further statements from the Major League Soccer Players' Union. It has been 21 months since a judge ruled that Peter Nowak’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Philadelphia Union had to be decided in arbitration, not federal court, and dismissed. Since then, we’ve... Read more

Philadelphia Union fire technical director Rob Vartughian

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:15 PM
Another key member of the Union's coaching staff has been fired. The team announced Wednesday that technical director and longtime assistant coach Rob Vartughian is gone from the organization. Though the move was announced after the firing of head coach John Hackworth, I was told by multiple sources... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth fired

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:16 PM
The Philadelphia Union announced Tuesday afternoon that manager John Hackworth has been fired. Assistant coach Jim Curtin has been promoted to the head job on an interim basis. “We are an ambitious club, and although we are just in our fifth season we expect to win and be in the top tier of... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States can’t win the 2014 World Cup. So what?

Friday, June 6, 2014, 2:03 PM
Lots of people are talking about the fact that U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has told the New York Times that his team can’t win the World Cup. “We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet,” Klinsmann said in an interview with Sam Borden... Read more
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