Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CONCACAF

Games to Watch: U.S. national teams face big tests

Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:09 AM
Ghana vs. Algeria 10:55 a.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) The African Cup of Nations, which began last weekend, is always entertaining. This time around, Philadelphia soccer fans have a particular reason to watch, as Union goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi is leading Algeria’s attempt... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20s in trouble, Liga MX, England's Championship

Friday, January 16, 2015, 4:34 PM
Club América at Tijuana 10:25 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, Azteca America, WZPA-33.7) One of this weekend's marquee matches in Mexico's Liga MX features quite a few Americans. Tijuana's squad includes U.S. national team veterans Joe Corona and Greg Garza. América, the reigning Mexican... Read more

Philadelphia to host 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:43 PM
On a day when Philadelphia is at the center of the American soccer world, news breaks that our city will be back in a big-time spotlight this summer. I've had it confirmed to me that Lincoln Financial Field has been selected as the host venue for the championship game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the... 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

Lincoln Financial Field to host 2015 Gold Cup knockout round games

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 3:41 PM
For the first time since 2009, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is coming back to Philadelphia. Lincoln Financial Field will be one of four venues across the United States that will host knockout round games in the 2015 edition of North and Central America's biennial championship for national teams. The tournament... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:41 PM
kHere's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and the CONCACAF Champions League. Almost all UEFA tournament broadcast rights in English and Spanish are held by Fox Sports. The network has sub-licensed some Champions League and Europa League... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Liga MX playoffs

Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
UMBC vs. Virginia 5:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) UMBC’s Cinderella run to the NCAA men’s soccer tournament semifinals has seen the Retrievers knock off national powers Creighton, Louisville and Maryland. Now they face their toughest test yet. Cavaliers forward Darius Madison is a Philadelphia... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team and other international friendlies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
United States vs. Colombia 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) Jurgen Klinsmann takes the U.S. to Europe for a two-game swing that features a rare neutral-ground contest. First up is a trip to picturesque Craven Cottage in London. Fulham’s home stadium has been called home by many Americans... Read more

CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying TV schedule

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:52 PM
Updated with results of the group stage draw, and with the TV schedule. In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. In October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced... Read more

CONCACAF Champions League: Kansas City eliminated, quarterfinals set

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:45 AM
Forgive me if you've heard this story before. A team from Major League Soccer only has to avoid losing by multiple goals on a difficult road trip to Central America in order to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, but fails to do so. Oh, wait, this just happened on Tuesday. And... Read more
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