Sunday, February 14, 2016


2015-16 UEFA and CONCACAF tournaments TV schedule

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 AM
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

Live MLS preseason video: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Club Tijuana

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:33 PM
It's only a preseason game, and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is notorious for doing whatever the heck he wants with his lineups. Still, any time L.A. plays Tijuana, it's something of a big deal - especially for the top youth soccer prospects in Southern California who get recruited heavily by both teams... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Seattle Sounders vs. Celaya FC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:27 PM
Kickoff at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz., is set for 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Not all of the MLS preseason games in Tucson this year involve MLS teams exclusively. Celaya is a Mexican second divsion team whose roster includes (though I have no idea if he'll play) California-born midfielder... Read more

A history of soccer at Lincoln Financial Field

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 8:05 PM
The item was buried deep in the March 18, 2003 edition of the Inquirer, behind coverage of Phillies spring training, the Flyers and the NCAA tournament. Jim Thome had hit a pair of home runs against the Yankees, after all. Eric Desjardins, Tony Amonte and Sami Kapanen had scored in a win over the... Read more

2016 Copa América Centenario schedule unveiled

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:30 PM
Updated January 26 with confirmation that Fox Sports is the English-language rights holder, the results of the CONCACAF qualifying playoffs, and confirmation of the date of the group stage draw. Lincoln Financial Field will host arguably the biggest soccer game in its history when the United States... Read more

Philadelphia confirmed as 2016 Copa América Centenario host venue

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:45 PM
After months of waiting, Philadelphia has finally been confirmed as a host city for next summer’s much-anticipated Copa América Centenario soccer tournament. Lincoln Financial Field will be one of 10 venues across the United States for the event, which will feature the top national teams... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men's national team begins World Cup qualifying

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:36 AM
This week’s column focuses on the start of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying - a.k.a. the round at which all the big nations enter. We shouldn’t completely overlook other notable games going on around the world, especially a some huge South American World Cup qualifiers... Read more

Games to Watch: Judgment day for U.S. national teams

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:08 PM
There are Euro 2016 qualifiers across the pond this weekend, and CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers down in South America. But for just about everyone in the United States, the only games worth highlighting this weekend will be played in the United States. So this column focuses on those two contests exclusively... Read more

MLS and CCL Wrap: San Jose smashes Kansas City

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:05 PM
The phrase "Peak MLS" gets used a lot these days, to the point where it's sometimes hard to avoid wondering just what the peak really is anymore. But Wednesday night's action planted a flag pretty high up the mountain. San Jose walked into Sporting Park last night, squared up to a Kansas City team... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: L.A. romps past Comunicaciones

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:34 AM
Tuesday night's CONCACAF games were played out of the spotlight, but they ended up being pretty newsworthy. Mexican powerhouse Tigres almost got upset at home by El Salvador's Isidro Metapán, the L.A. Galaxy blew out Guatemala's Comunicaciones, and Verdes FC of Belize held Mexican big spenders... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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