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Oceania

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

Notebook: New Zealand sends Canada a Dear John letter

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:34 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Pia Sundhage isn't the only big-name coach in the World Cup who has talked a big game this week. Ahead of Thursday night's game between Canada and New Zealand, Canadian coach John Herdman took aim at a program that he coached at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. “Quality for... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, USWNT, Ligue 1, CCL

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:12 AM
D.C. United at Orlando City 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) It hasn't taken Kaká long to settle in Orlando. The Brazilian superstar's goals and assists have electrified Major League Soccer's newest market and brought huge crowds to the Citrus Bowl. Expect the same this weekend as Orlando... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS' playoff race hits high gear

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:44 AM
A quick thought at the top: there are huge games all the way across Major League Socer this weekend. It's a good time to get MLS Live for the games that aren't on national television. And whether you're Philadelphia, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, Seattle or any other team, here's a bit of advice: Go... Read more

Games to watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
Brazil vs. Japan 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN/Univision) The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off with a must-win game for host nation Brazil. It’s a warm-up for next year’s World Cup, and the Seleçao will be under pressure to win on home soil. Their star-studded roster includes Neymar... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Eight Hot Matches

Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:55 AM
In honor of the Olympics, you get a bonus match this week. See if you can figure out which one it is. United States women vs. New Zealand 9:30 a.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; NBCOlympics.com) The United States' reward for a perfect performance in the group stage of the... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
It's time for your quadrennial reminder that the Summer Olympics don't actually start with the Opening Ceremonies. They begin with the soccer tournament's first game on Wednesday, July 25 - two days before the flame is lit in London on Friday, July 27. It so happens that July 25 is also the day of... Read more

Putting Spain's dominance in the Euro 2012 championship game in historical context

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 8:51 PM
As Juan Mata coolly slotted home the final goal of Spain's 4-0 demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 championship game, I could not help thinking about how lucky we all are to be able to watch a team of such style and grace triumph over all opposition. So often we see teams win games by doing what... Read more
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