Sunday, March 29, 2015

South America

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

Games to Watch: U.S. national team and other international friendlies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
United States vs. Colombia 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) Jurgen Klinsmann takes the U.S. to Europe for a two-game swing that features a rare neutral-ground contest. First up is a trip to picturesque Craven Cottage in London. Fulham’s home stadium has been called home by many Americans... Read more

Games to Watch: Landon Donovan's farewell, Women's World Cup qualifying

Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:28 PM
Ecuador at United States 6:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) The U.S. national team heads to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., for its first home game since the World Cup. It will also be the finale for retiring legend Landon Donovan. He’ll start and wear the captain’s armband... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, Euro 2016 qualifying, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:35 AM
Brazil vs. Colombia 8:55 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) Union defender Carlos Valdés joins Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao on Colombia’s squad for this glamorous friendly at Sun Life Stadium outside Miami. Brazil’s squad is highlighted... Read more

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
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