Saturday, July 4, 2015

U.S. National Teams

After a rare mistake, Julie Johnston survives and thrives

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 6:43 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Julie Johnston was disconsolate. She had just made her first big mistake of a nearly flawless World Cup, dragging down Germany's Alexandra Popp from behind as the last American defender in the 18-yard box. The lapse threatened to cost the United States the place in the... Read more

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:36 PM
The Women's World Cup is officially upon us. This post has all the basics you need to keep track of the tournament. Full coverage is available in Philly.com's World Cup special section. In addition to my on-site coverage of the U.S. team, you'll find the latest news and analysis, as well as real-time... Read more

Notebook: Eagles' Zach Ertz traveling to U.S. games

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and former 76ers guard Jrue Holiday are in Ottawa for Friday's United States-China quarterfinal showdown, and not just because they're soccer fans. Ertz is the boyfriend of U.S. defender Julie Johnston, who's been one of the breakout stars of the tournament. Holiday, who... Read more

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: 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: 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

U.S. Soccer responds to criticism from senator; Jerramy Stevens defends Hope Solo

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12:33 AM
UPDATE (2:25 p.m.): Hope Solo's husband Jerramy Stevens, a former NFL player, fired back on Saturday in response to the controversy surrounding his wife. Stevens spoke with USA TODAY Sports: "It is a witch hunt, you can put that in the paper. ... It's not hard for me because I know Hope can handle... Read more

Notebook: Fox Sports sets Women's World Cup TV record

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:24 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The United States' World Cup-opening 3-1 win over Australia drew a combined audience of over 3.5 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo, according to Nielsen data published Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat the previous record for any Women's World Cup group stage game:... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national teams, UEFA Champions League final, MLS

Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:43 AM
This intentionally does not include the Women's World Cup. You can get everything you need to know about the tournament in our special section. The TV schedule is here. Also, Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. It will return in early July to set the stage for the CONCACAF Gold... Read more

The most-watched soccer games in U.S. TV history

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:33 PM
As part of its Women's World Cup media guide, Fox Sports put together a list of the 30 most-watched soccer games in U.S. English-language television history. The specific ranking of English-language broadcasts is important because it excludes the huge audiences on Spanish-language networks. At the... Read more
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