Thursday, March 5, 2015

Europe

Frank Lampard coming to New York in July, but the furore isn't done yet

Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:39 AM
I am as sick of the Frank Lampard tug-of-war as everyone else. The rumors and deceit - including at least one outright lie, by my count - have given a black eye to Major League Soccer, Manchester City, New York City FC and the player himself. Now, after weeks of confusion, Lampard has finally spoken... 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: 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

Games to Watch: Serie A, MLS Cup, Women's World Cup draw

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:38 AM
Juventus at Fiorentina 2:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) One of Italy’s legendary rivalries takes center stage as Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba lead first-place Juventus on a road trip to Florence. German forward Mario Gómez and Colombian wing wizard Juan Cuadrado... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, EPL, La Liga

Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:29 PM
New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution 3:00 p.m. Saturday (NBCSN, Univision Deportes) After a rousing 2-1 win in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final, Lee Ngyuen and the Revs come home in pole position to reach Major League Soccer’s title game for the fifth time in club history... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS conference finals, Milan derby, UEFA Champions League

Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:36 AM
Real Madrid at Eibar 11:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sports, beIN Sports Español) There isn't much to be surprised by with regard to Real Madrid anymore. Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are just part of the blindingly bright constellation of galacticos that call the... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team and other international friendlies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
United States vs. Colombia 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) Jurgen Klinsmann takes the U.S. to Europe for a two-game swing that features a rare neutral-ground contest. First up is a trip to picturesque Craven Cottage in London. Fulham’s home stadium has been called home by many Americans... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Playoffs, France's Classique

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:48 AM
Chelsea at Liverpool 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) Liverpool signed Mario Balotelli to be a superstar replacement for Luis Suárez. The Italian has brought a lot of sizzle - and controversy off the field - but very little steak. He has scored just two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, Manchester derby, UEFA Champions League

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:41 AM
New England Revolution at Columbus Crew 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Univision Deportes) The conference semifinals in Major League Soccer’s playoffs begin with a matchup of dynamic midfields. American World Cup star Jermaine Jones has added steak to a Revs squad with plenty of sizzle in Lee Nguyen,... Read more
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