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Univision's World Cup plan: U.S., Mexico equally important

Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:57 PM
NEW YORK - Imagine, just for a moment, the notion that you couldn’t watch just about any soccer game you could dream of on television or online. It’s not that far-fetched a concept, because our lives were that way not all that long ago. Only over the last 10 years or so has soccer on TV... Read more

Full 2014 World Cup game schedule

Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:01 PM
Here is the complete schedule of games for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, including kickoff times. It got updated a few times after the initial draw, as FIFA moved some games around to deal with tropical heat (and to help European TV broadcasters). FIFA also initially had not confirmed that the last... Read more

Canada wants to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but will it work?

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:42 PM
I read with some interest Thursday morning the news that Canada intends to bid to host the 2026 World Cup. As the nation gears up to host the 2015 Women's World Cup, Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani is setting his eyes on an even bigger prize. 2026 is the next tournament available... Read more

ESPN's first World Cup video ad

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:51 AM
You might have seen this on Wednesday during ESPN's broadcast of the Rose Bowl. If not, it's worth checking out now. The network released its first ad for its World Cup coverage, with a lot of references to great historical and modern moments from the tournament. Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann: United States aims to 'surprise some people' at World Cup

Friday, December 6, 2013, 9:29 AM
Updated on Saturday, December 7 with the time change for kickoff of the U.S.-Portugal game. The World Cup draw went about as badly as it could have for the United States. Jurgen Klinsmann's team was put in Group G with Ghana, Germany and Portugal. Faced with perhaps the toughest group the Americans... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:21 AM
This week's column is devoted exclusively to the six big CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers coming up over the next five days. Each game includes the kickoff time and complete TV and radio information, including what time broadcasts begin. United States at Jamaica 9:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport English... Read more

Ian Darke joins BT Sport, remains with ESPN through 2014 World Cup

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 3:08 PM
Ian Darke, ESPN's top soccer commentator, caught a lot of people off guard Thursday morning when he announced Thursday morning that he's joining new British sports TV channel BT Sport: At superb launch today of BT Sport who I am joining to cover Premier League and other games next season in UK. —... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Putting Spain's dominance in the Euro 2012 championship game in historical context

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 8:51 PM
As Juan Mata coolly slotted home the final goal of Spain's 4-0 demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 championship game, I could not help thinking about how lucky we all are to be able to watch a team of such style and grace triumph over all opposition. So often we see teams win games by doing what... Read more

The biggest 'dos a cero' of all time

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 8:07 PM
You can measure the growth of soccer in America in a lot of ways, from television ratings to performances at World Cups. One of the most significant benchmarks is the United States men's national team's performance against its most significant regional rival: Mexico. From the first meeting between... Read more
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