Friday, September 4, 2015

South America

Notebook: Philadelphia tunes in for U.S.-Colombia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:44 PM
OTTAWA, Ontario - The United States' 2-0 win over Colombia in the round of 16 was a big hit with Philadephia sports fans. Fox Sports 1's broadcast of the game drew a 5.3 local rating, according to Nielsen, making it by far the most-watched program on broadcast or cable TV in the region Monday night... Read more

Notebook: Canada can set sights on final

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:50 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman has spent much of this World Cup - and indeed much of the time leading up to it - trying to manage expectations. Many close observers of Herdman's team set the bar for success in the tournament at making the quarterfinals. Now that Canada has done so,... Read more

Notebook: Alex Morgan fine with Colombia's trash talk

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:41 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan doesn't mind one bit that Colombia striker Lady Andrade is talking trash about the United States ahead of Monday's meeting in the World Cup's round of 16. After Colombia qualified for the round of 16, Andrade told USA Today that her team will beat the heavily favored... Read more

Notebook: Pia Sundhage's future is now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:11 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Much of the conversation about Pia Sundhage's recent attention-grabbing interview in the New York Times centered around her remarks about her former United States players. But buried in there was another news item that also has big ramifications. Sundhage's contract as Sweden's... Read more

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:59 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: U.S.-Sweden game sets multiple TV records

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:07 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It looks like American sports fans have finally come to appreciate an aspect of soccer that has long been a subject of scorn: the scoreless tie. Fox's broadcast of Friday night's goalless contest between the United States and Sweden drew an average audience of 4.5 million... Read more

Can Telemundo grow women's soccer in America's Hispanic communities?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:19 PM
Updated June 1 with some new information on Telemundo's on-air talent. You don't have to speak a word of Spanish to know about the popularity of soccer within America's Hispanic population. But for as much cultural resonance as the sport has in that community, it has not always been spread around... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Euro qualifiers, international friendlies

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:57 AM
El Salvador vs. Argentina 4:30 p.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and the rest of Argentina's stars have traveled to the United States for a pair of exhibition games. First up is a meeting with La Selecta at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. El Salvador... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national teams face big tests

Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:09 AM
Ghana vs. Algeria 10:55 a.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) The African Cup of Nations, which began last weekend, is always entertaining. This time around, Philadelphia soccer fans have a particular reason to watch, as Union goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi is leading Algeria’s attempt... Read more

Union secure transfer of Maurice Edu, agree multi-year contract

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:32 PM
UPDATE: The deal was finally made official on January 14. When the Union brought Maurice Edu to PPL Park last offseason, they did so via a year-long loan from England's Stoke City, which owned his rights. That loan expired after the 2014 campaign, which meant that if Edu was to stay here, a transfer... Read more
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