Saturday, February 13, 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

2015-16 NBC English Premier League and Fox FA Cup TV schedule

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:56 AM
Here's more proof that time flies: We're already in the third season of NBC's rights deal with the English Premier League. Below, you'll find the network's schedule for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. NBC's Live Extra streaming platform is free with authentication through participating TV providers... Read more

Fox Sports 2015-16 Bundesliga television schedule

Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:05 AM
Here's your viewer's guide to TV coverage of Germany's Bundesliga. This season marks the long-awaited debut of Fox's multi-year rights deal that finally brings one of the world's best and most popular soccer leagues into mainstream American homes. For some years now, the Bundesliga has drawn the biggest... 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

Reviewing the year in MLS TV coverage, and a look at the future

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:27 PM
In the course of conducting the interviews for my MLS Cup final preview, I figured it would be a good idea to also take a season-ending look at the state the state of Major League Soccer's national television coverage in the U.S. and Canada. That is always a hot topic, and if you need any proof, check... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup final, Bundesliga, USWNT, UEFA Champions League

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:47 AM
As I warned about last week, this is the final edition of Games to Watch. It's being discontinued because my work duties are changing at, and at least for the forseeable future I am not going to have enough time to keep the column going. Thanks to all of you for reading it over the years... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS conference finals conclude

Friday, November 27, 2015, 11:15 AM
Before I get started, a quick note. Due to changes in my real-job work (which is organizing's sports pages online and running our social media), Games to Watch will be discontinued after next week. So this is the next-to-last edition. It might come back at some point, but I have no idea... Read more

On the record: City Football Group's Ferran Soriano at BlazerCon

Friday, November 27, 2015, 10:54 AM