Friday, January 30, 2015

Major League Soccer

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:55 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

MLS commissioner Don Garber holds forth on Landon Donovan, Frank Lampard and other matters

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:16 AM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber always meets the press for a Q&A session between rounds of the SuperDraft, and he always gets a grilling. That was the case again today. With the Frank Lampard furore finally cooling off and collective bargaining negotiations with the MLS Players Union... Read more

Live coverage of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 9:54 PM
Let's have some fun, shall we? Joining me this afternoon are KYW's Kevin Kinkead and Greg Orlandini and TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark, Will Parchman and Maxi Rodriguez. Along with our live chat, in the video player above you can watch MLSSoccer.com's live coverage, hosted by SiriusXM's Joe Tolleson... Read more

Manolo Sanchez hopes to earn place in MLS SuperDraft spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:16 PM
Manolo Sanchez could just as easily have been a baseball player instead of a soccer player. The University City native spent as much time on diamonds as rectangular fields while growing up. But once soccer really took hold of him, it never let go. Over the years, the world's game has led Sanchez... Read more

Frank Lampard coming to New York in July, but the furore isn't done yet

Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:39 AM
I am as sick of the Frank Lampard tug-of-war as everyone else. The rumors and deceit - including at least one outright lie, by my count - have given a black eye to Major League Soccer, Manchester City, New York City FC and the player himself. Now, after weeks of confusion, Lampard has finally spoken... Read more

Union loan Zac MacMath to Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 4:02 PM
It's no secret that the Union have spent many months trying to get rid of goalkeeper Zac MacMath. They tried repeatedly to trade him, to no avail. They left him unprotected in the expansion draft in the hope that Orlando City or New York City FC would take him, and neither did. So they were yet again... Read more

Union to kick off 2015 with March 7 home game vs. Colorado

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:01 AM
For just the second time in team history, the Union will play their regular season opener on home soil. They'll host the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park on Saturday, March 7. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m., and I'm told the game is likely to be televised on WPVI-6. A week later, the Union will head to the... 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

Union lose Pedro Ribeiro to Orlando in expansion draft

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:41 PM
The Union only lost one player in Wednesday's expansion draft, but it was a player for whom many observers had high hopes. Brazilian forward/midfielder hybrid Pedro Ribeiro is headed to Orlando City. Ribeiro made nine appearances for the Union in 2014, his rookie season. He scored two goals in nine... Read more

Union put Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi in expansion draft pool

Monday, December 8, 2014, 8:13 PM
Here's the list of players that the Union have made available for Orlando City and New York City FC to take in the Expansion Draft, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10: Goalkeepers: Zac MacMath, Rais Mbolhi Defenders: Austin Berry, Richard Marquez Midfielders: Corben Bone, Brian... Read more
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