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NBC Sports' 2014 Premier League and MLS TV schedule from December through May

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:52 PM
Here is the schedule of broadcasts for English Premier League and Major League Soccer games on NBC, NBC Sports Network and the rest of the Peacock empire. The Premier League announces kickoff times on a rolling basis in the second half of the season, and NBC follows suit with its broadcast schedule... Read more

Univision's World Cup plan: U.S., Mexico equally important

Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:57 PM
NEW YORK - Imagine, just for a moment, the notion that you couldn’t watch just about any soccer game you could dream of on television or online. It’s not that far-fetched a concept, because our lives were that way not all that long ago. Only over the last 10 years or so has soccer on TV... Read more

Philadelphia Union 2014 player salaries as of April 10

Friday, April 11, 2014, 4:48 PM
The first batch of salary information for the 2014 Major League Soccer season was published late Wednesday morning by the MLS Players Union. We now know how much the Union's major offseason signings - Maurice Edu, Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira and Fred - are making. We also can try to deduce... Read more

Atlanta confirmed as Major League Soccer’s next expansion market

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 12:56 PM
Major League Soccer’s wave of expansion across the south is headed to the region’s biggest metropolis. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed to me that Atlanta will be officially awarded MLS’ 22nd franchise later this month. Although a spokesperson for... Read more

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

A photographic tour of Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:10 AM
Every now and again, I get asked which MLS team I root for. When I travel to other cities, I get asked if I’m a Union fan. Around here, people who know I grew up in Washington ask if I still have ties to D.C. United. Still others ask if I’m partial to Portland or Montréal or other... Read more

America’s youth soccer problems aren’t just America’s

Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:44 PM
I don’t write much about youth soccer on here, and that’s on purpose. The main reason why is that I cover pro teams, and I think that’s what this space mainly ought to be about. But I also didn’t play organized soccer growing up, so I haven’t had much experience with... Read more

Do big cities hold the key to American soccer’s future?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:29 PM
You probably know Mónica González as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s U.S. national team and Major League Soccer broadcasts. You may also know her as a former star for Mexico’s women’s national team. But González’s ties to the game run a lot deeper than that... Read more

Live coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9:35 AM
Thanks to all of you who read and listened to our coverage. We had a few bumps and bruises along the way, but we appreciate your support and we are glad to have drawn an audience of over 7,000 listeners. If you missed the event live, you can download a podcast here. The big day is finally here. All... Read more

Source: NBC Sports to bid on UEFA Champions League rights

Monday, December 2, 2013, 2:29 PM
Updated on Monday, December 2: World Soccer Talk reports that UEFA will split its Champions League and Europa League bidding into separate English and Spanish packages. This means that there will be four packages to be won, increasing the possibility that the packages will be spread across multiple... Read more
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