Sunday, February 14, 2016

U.S. National Teams

Round 3: U.S. Soccer sees clear women's team strike threat

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 9:05 AM
The U.S. Soccer Federation's response to the U.S. women's soccer players union's view of the sides' legal dispute makes it clear that the governing body sees a real possibility of a strike occurring before the Olympics. Indeed, U.S. Soccer seems to be calling the union's bluff over its claims that... Read more

U.S. women's soccer players union fires back at Federation

Monday, February 8, 2016, 3:50 PM
Update: The original version of this post implied that the USSF's changes to division standards had been enacted. They were not; they remain only a proposal. Apologies. The U.S. women's national team's players union has launched a broadside of its own after the United States Soccer Federation threatened... Read more

U.S. Soccer Federation sues women's national team union over CBA

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 10:59 AM
Within a week of the start of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for this summer's Olympics, a labor dispute between the U.S. Soccer Federation and the women's national team has exploded into the public domain. On Wednesday - coincidentally, National Girls and Women in Sports Day - U.S. Soccer sued... Read more

A history of soccer at Lincoln Financial Field

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 8:05 PM
The item was buried deep in the March 18, 2003 edition of the Inquirer, behind coverage of Phillies spring training, the Flyers and the NCAA tournament. Jim Thome had hit a pair of home runs against the Yankees, after all. Eric Desjardins, Tony Amonte and Sami Kapanen had scored in a win over the... Read more

2016 Copa América Centenario schedule unveiled

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:30 PM
Updated January 26 with confirmation that Fox Sports is the English-language rights holder, the results of the CONCACAF qualifying playoffs, and confirmation of the date of the group stage draw. Lincoln Financial Field will host arguably the biggest soccer game in its history when the United States... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup final, Bundesliga, USWNT, UEFA Champions League

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:47 AM
As I warned about last week, this is the final edition of Games to Watch. It's being discontinued because my work duties are changing at Philly.com, and at least for the forseeable future I am not going to have enough time to keep the column going. Thanks to all of you for reading it over the years... Read more

Philadelphia confirmed as 2016 Copa América Centenario host venue

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:45 PM
After months of waiting, Philadelphia has finally been confirmed as a host city for next summer’s much-anticipated Copa América Centenario soccer tournament. Lincoln Financial Field will be one of 10 venues across the United States for the event, which will feature the top national teams... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. men's national team begins World Cup qualifying

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:36 AM
This week’s column focuses on the start of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying - a.k.a. the round at which all the big nations enter. We shouldn’t completely overlook other notable games going on around the world, especially a some huge South American World Cup qualifiers... Read more

Gina Lewandowski's national team dream finally comes true

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:51 PM
By her own admission, Lehigh Valley native Gina Lewandowski had all but given up on any chance of joining the U.S. women's national team. At 30 years old, she figured her time had passed - especially with a new generation of young stars starting to finally crack coach Jill Ellis' lineup. Yet a few... Read more

Games to Watch: Dramatic end to MLS regular season

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:58 PM
Manchester City at Manchester United 10:00 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN, Telemundo) The Manchester derby always produces fireworks, especially in recent years when both teams have been powerhouses. Expect the same in the 170th all-time meeting of the city's red and blue halves. Sergio Agüero and City... Read more
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