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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

TV schedule for pre-World Cup friendlies

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 6:21 PM
As national teams across the globe get ready for the World Cup, there are a lot of warm-up games that you’ll be able to watch on TV and online. Here’s a rundown of broadcasts I’ve been able to find so far. You will see a few games listed exclusively for beIN Sport Play, beIN's authenticated... 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

What U.S. national team fans should expect from Nigeria

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:20 AM
Tuesday night's Nigeria-Greece game at PPL Park was worth attending in its own right, but it carried extra significance for U.S. men's national team fans. The Super Eagles will be the final opponent for Jurgen Klinsmann's squad before it heads to Brazil for the World Cup. So after the scoreless draw... Read more

Live updates: United States vs. Turkey

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:48 AM
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: ESPN2 (Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman, Jeremy Schaap, Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Kasey Keller) and Univision (Jorge Pérez-Navarro, Diego Balado and Jorge Calvo), both starting at 1:30 p.m. HARRISON, N.J. - It's the penultimate test for... Read more

Games to Watch: World Cup countdown hits high gear

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:03 PM
Spain vs. Bolivia 4:00 p.m. Friday (, ESPN Deportes) It's been 52 years since Brazil became the only nation to ever win back-to-back World Cups, but it might happen again this year. Spain are the reigning World Cup champions and the two-time reigning European champions, and have one of the... Read more

Charlie Stillitano rises, falls and returns to prominence in American soccer

Friday, May 23, 2014, 6:15 PM
Those of you with long enough memories might have heard of Charlie Stillitano before he became a host on SiriusXM satellite radio's soccer channel. If you do know of him, you know of his history in MLS, and later of promoting summer soccer friendlies the United States. His current company, Relevent... Read more

Games to Watch: UEFA Champions League Final, MLS, World Cup tune-ups

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:15 AM
Correction posted May 27: The U.S.-Azerbaijan game is on Univision Deportes in Spanish, not UniMás. Apologies. Derby County vs. Queens Park Rangers 9:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sport) The finale of the promotion playoffs in English soccer’s second tier is known for good reason as “the... Read more

Games to Watch: La Liga title game, FA Cup final, MLS

Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:45 PM
Atlético Madrid vs. Barcelona 11:55 a.m. Saturday ( The Spanish league title race comes down to a winner-take-all clash between the top two teams. Diego Costa and Atlético look to claim the team’s first championship since 1996. Lionel Messi and Barcelona have had a roller-coaster... Read more
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