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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

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

Maurice Edu called up to U.S. national team for April 2 Mexico friendly

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2:05 PM
Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu is one of 22 players who have been summoned by U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the April 2 friendly against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. The call-up marks a long-awaited return to the national team for Edu, who has 45 career caps. His last appearance... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, MLS, Barcelona-Real Madrid

Friday, March 21, 2014, 3:16 PM
Arsenal at Chelsea 8:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN/mun2) NBCSN kicks off 10 straight hours of live soccer with a classic London rivalry. Chelsea sit atop the Premier League, and Arsenal are four points back in third place. The Gunners’ title hopes are slim, but the Blues’ loss at Aston Villa... Read more

Derek Rae excited to return to ESPN for 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:17 AM
I punched a few numbers into Skype and clicked the call icon. The dial tone sounded unusual, but I knew that somewhere in London, the right phone was ringing. Confirmation came a few seconds later. The Scottish brogue on the other end of the line was immediately familiar, and clear as a bell. I first... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:00 AM
Toronto FC at Seattle Sounders 4:30 p.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Even though it's just the second week of the Major League Soccer season, this is one of the most anticipated games of the season. The U.S. national team's two biggest stars, Toronto's Michael Bradley and Seattle's Clint Dempsey, go head-to-head... Read more

Union give up late goal in 1-1 draw at Portland Timbers

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:46 PM
The Union came just seconds away from securing one of the all-time great wins in team history. But a last-second botched clearance of a corner kick by team captain Brian Carroll gave the Portland Timbers an equalizer, and consigned Philadelphia to a 1-1 draw at Providence Park. If you had told Union... Read more

Previewing Major League Soccer's Western Conference with NBC's John Strong

Friday, March 7, 2014, 2:13 PM
Earlier this week, you saw the Philly Soccer Page’s in-depth preview of the Union’s Eastern Conference rivals. Today, let’s focus on the Western Conference. It is stacked full of stars, and has some of Major League Soccer’s most popular teams. To analyze the big storylines... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS kicks off, EPL, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:56 PM
Manchester United at West Bromwich Albion 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) NBCSN kicks off a quadrupleheader of soccer with a Manchester United team that remains mired in crisis. Stuck in the middle of the Premier League table, Red Devils fans are already calling for manager David Moyes to be fired... Read more

Union sign Pedro Ribeiro and Richard Marquez, waive Matt Kassel

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:49 PM
The Philadelphia Union made their final roster moves before the start of the regular season on Wednesday, signing draft picks Pedro Ribeiro and Richard Marquez and waiving defender Matt Kassel. Ribeiro, a creative midfielder out of Coastal Carolina, was a late first-round pick. Marquez, a central... Read more
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