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PPL Park to host CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying semifinals and final

Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:49 PM
Updated September 5 with results of the group stage draw. In its short history, PPL Park has hosted a number of high-profile soccer occasions. In October, the Philadelphia Union's home will get one of its biggest games yet. CONCACAF and the U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced Thursday afternoon... 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

U.S.-Portugal ties record for most-watched soccer game in American TV history

Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:30 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics, and again on July 2 with some minor corrections There's no need for a fancy introduction to this post. The headline writes itself. Sunday's United States-Portugal World Cup game tied the record for the most-watched soccer broadcast in American... Read more

ESPN's United States-Ghana World Cup broadcast sets record

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 2:19 PM
Updated June 24 and July 30 with revised online audience metrics. If you thought just about everyone you know was watching the United States' thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana at the World Cup, you were right. And not just if you're a soccer fan. ESPN announced Tuesday afternoon that the game drew an... Read more

American soccer's chemistry lesson

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:39 PM
The annals of World Cup history are littered with tales of powerhouses whose dreams of glory were wrecked by chemistry problems on soccer's biggest stage. That has never been a problem for the United States men's national team. Granted, this country has never been a powerhouse. But one of its signature... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States can’t win the 2014 World Cup. So what?

Friday, June 6, 2014, 2:03 PM
Lots of people are talking about the fact that U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has told the New York Times that his team can’t win the World Cup. “We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet,” Klinsmann said in an interview with Sam Borden... Read more

Games to Watch: Final countdown to the World Cup

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:36 AM
Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. Here's the last edition before the tournament kicks off. Costa Rica vs. Republic of Ireland 8:00 p.m. Friday You’ll see plenty of familiar faces if you head down to PPL Park for this international friendly. Costa Rica’s World Cup... Read more
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