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2014 World Cup final sets some U.S. TV records, but not all

Monday, July 14, 2014, 5:27 PM
The U.S. viewership numbers are in for the 2014 World Cup final, and it's official: Germany's 1-0 extra time win over Argentina is the most-watched soccer game in American history. ABC's national English-language broadcast drew 17,324,000 television viewers and 657,000 online viewers. Locally, WPVI-6... Read more

Full 2014 FIFA World Cup game schedule on ABC, ESPN, Univision, Canadian TV and radio

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:14 PM
Below, you'll find the complete schedule of 2014 World Cup games in Brazil, including kickoff times and TV and radio broadcast details. JUMP TO THE UNITED STATES' SCHEDULE CLICK HERE FOR FULL WORLD CUP COVERAGE In the United States, TV rights belong to ESPN networks in English and Univision networks... Read more

U.S.-Belgium World Cup game draws over 23 million viewers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:37 PM
The United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the World Cup will live long in our collective memories, and not just because of the chances the U.S. had to win the game. It drew the largest weekday audience for soccer in the sport's history in America: 23,690,693 viewers across ESPN and Univision's... Read more

United States World Cup group stage games average over 19 million TV and online viewers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:04 PM
Updated July 30 with official post-World Cup figures. As everyone gets ready for Thursday afternoon's U.S.-Belgium game in the round of 16 at the World Cup, I thought I'd pass along some interesting stats on television and online viewership for the Americans' three group stage games. I added up the... Read more

U.S.-Portugal ties record for most-watched soccer game in American TV history

Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:30 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics, and again on July 2 with some minor corrections There's no need for a fancy introduction to this post. The headline writes itself. Sunday's United States-Portugal World Cup game tied the record for the most-watched soccer broadcast in American... Read more

TV schedule for pre-World Cup friendlies

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 6:21 PM
As national teams across the globe get ready for the World Cup, there are a lot of warm-up games that you’ll be able to watch on TV and online. Here’s a rundown of broadcasts I’ve been able to find so far. You will see a few games listed exclusively for beIN Sport Play, beIN's authenticated... Read more

Games to Watch: Final countdown to the World Cup

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:36 AM
Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. Here's the last edition before the tournament kicks off. Costa Rica vs. Republic of Ireland 8:00 p.m. Friday You’ll see plenty of familiar faces if you head down to PPL Park for this international friendly. Costa Rica’s World Cup... Read more

Video: World Cup predictions and expectations

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:59 PM
What's a realistic expectation for the U.S. national team at the World Cup? I offered my view to CineSport's Noah Coslov in a video chat on Thursday. We also talked about sleeper teams to watch, which teams will make the final and whether Brazil is really ready to welcome the world's biggest sporting... Read more

Games to Watch: World Cup countdown hits high gear

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:03 PM
Spain vs. Bolivia 4:00 p.m. Friday (ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes) It's been 52 years since Brazil became the only nation to ever win back-to-back World Cups, but it might happen again this year. Spain are the reigning World Cup champions and the two-time reigning European champions, and have one of the... Read more

Inside details on the Copa América Centenario

Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:34 PM
When the announcement was made last week that a special Copa América Centenario will be played in the United States in 2016, CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb told reporters that Fox Sports and Univision had an exclusive negotiating window for U.S. TV rights. To no one's surprise, it did not... Read more
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