Thursday, July 30, 2015

Europe

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:59 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

Notebook: New Zealand sends Canada a Dear John letter

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:34 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Pia Sundhage isn't the only big-name coach in the World Cup who has talked a big game this week. Ahead of Thursday night's game between Canada and New Zealand, Canadian coach John Herdman took aim at a program that he coached at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. “Quality for... Read more

Notebook: Women's World Cup favorites tested early

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:18 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Every team at the World Cup has now played once. With Wednesday having been the first day on the schedule with no games played, it's a good time to assess where the United States' rivals to win the tournament stand. Some of them seem to have not found solid footing yet. Reigning... Read more

Notebook: Turf talk heats up again

Monday, June 8, 2015, 1:05 AM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - My main story for Monday's editions of the Inquirer and Daily News is about the U.S. team having to deal with another uproar around Hope Solo. Here are a few other tidbits from around the Women's World Cup: Artificial turf becomes a talking point again By now, everyone involved... 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

Games to Watch: FA, German and Spanish Cup finals

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:21 AM
FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City 9:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) Two of Major League Soccer's most entertaining playmakers lock horns in Texas as Dallas' Mauro Díaz matches wits with Kansas City's Benny Feilhaber. Arsenal vs. Aston Villa 12:00 p.m. Saturday (Fox, Fox Deportes) The FA... Read more

Can Telemundo grow women's soccer in America's Hispanic communities?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:19 PM
Updated June 1 with some new information on Telemundo's on-air talent. You don't have to speak a word of Spanish to know about the popularity of soccer within America's Hispanic population. But for as much cultural resonance as the sport has in that community, it has not always been spread around... Read more

NBC Sports' 2014-15 English Premier League and MLS TV schedule

Monday, May 25, 2015, 11:05 AM
Here is NBC Sports' television schedule for English Premier League and Major League Soccer games. MLS games are in italics, and Union games are in bold. This season's providers of authenticated streaming and Extra Time TV channels are the same as last season's. Friday, August 15 9:00 p.m., NBCSN:... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, English leagues climax, Europa League final

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:02 AM
Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew 8:00 p.m. Friday (Univision Deportes) Harrison Shipp and the Fire took a gut punch last Friday when they gave up a stoppage time equalizer at New York City FC. Now Chicago faces another tough road test, against a quietly strong Crew squad that features playmaker Federico... Read more
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