Sunday, January 25, 2015


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

2015 Major League Soccer national television schedule

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 5:55 PM
Here's the full national television schedule for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. This year brings unprecedented national exposure for MLS. It's the start of the league's eight-year, $720 million rights deal with Univision, ESPN and Fox. Each network will get an exclusive national broadcast window... Read more

NBC Sports' 2014-15 English Premier League and MLS TV schedule

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:43 AM
Here is NBC Sports' television schedule for English Premier League and Major League Soccer games. MLS games are in italics, and Union games are in bold. This season's providers of authenticated streaming and Extra Time TV channels are the same as last season's. You'll see broadcast teams added to... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. U-20 team beings World Cup qualifying

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:17 PM
United States Under-20 men vs. Guatemala 5:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 2, Univision Deportes) Some of the top young prospects in American soccer lead the U.S. into CONCACAF's qualifying tournament for this summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Two players on the squad have local ties: Midfielder Russell... Read more

Games to Watch: FA Cup David vs. Goliath matchups, La Liga returns

Friday, January 2, 2015, 8:39 AM
Levante at Atlético Madrid 9:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) Spain returns from its winter break with Atlético very much in the La Liga title race. Their chances will get a boost later this month when Fernando Torres comes home after seven years in England... Read more

Games to Watch: Premier League feast from Boxing Day through New Year's

Thursday, December 25, 2014, 3:39 PM
English soccer commands the spotlight during the final week of December. While Europe's other major leagues take a winter break, the Premier League and lower divisions offer a feast of action. From Boxing Day through New Year's Day, there are three full rounds of matches in the Premier League. All... Read more

Games to Watch: Club World Cup final, EPL, Serie A

Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:29 AM
Manchester United at Aston Villa 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN) Maybe United’s charge up the Premier League table is real after all. Robin van Persie's seven goals and Wayne Rooney’s six have helped the Red Devils rise to third place. It will be up to U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan... Read more

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup schedule and draw

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:27 PM
Whether you're planning to travel to Canada next summer or just interesteted in watching the Women's World Cup on TV, the countdown to kickoff is officially on. Here's the full group draw for the tournament - including the United States' place in the Group of Death: Group A: A1. Canada, A2. China... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:41 PM
kHere's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and the CONCACAF Champions League. Almost all UEFA tournament broadcast rights in English and Spanish are held by Fox Sports. The network has sub-licensed some Champions League and Europa League... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Liga MX playoffs

Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
UMBC vs. Virginia 5:30 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) UMBC’s Cinderella run to the NCAA men’s soccer tournament semifinals has seen the Retrievers knock off national powers Creighton, Louisville and Maryland. Now they face their toughest test yet. Cavaliers forward Darius Madison is a Philadelphia... Read more
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