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Games to Watch: Premier League blockbusters, Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid

Friday, December 27, 2013, 9:01 AM
You might notice a theme this week. Every major European league except one takes a winter break at this time of year. So the Premier League gets all the attention, and they know it. The schedule-makers purposely fill the festive period with big games. Enjoy the spectacle, especially on New Year's... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL Boxing Day, Milan derby

Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:49 AM
Cardiff City at Liverpool 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year for English soccer fans. NBCSN will air 15 Premier League games between now and January 1. First on stage is Liverpool, led by red-hot forward Luis Suárez. He's the season's... Read more

Games to Watch: NCAA College Cup, EPL, Serie A, Liga MX final

Friday, December 13, 2013, 9:14 AM
New Mexico vs. Notre Dame 5:00 p.m. Friday (ESPNU) All four of this year’s College Cup semifinalists have histories of sending players to the pros. This weekend, PPL Park hosts the next generation of talent. New Mexico’s latest prospects are defender Kyle Ventner and midfielder Michael... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup, Liga MX playoffs, EPL, UEFA Champions League

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:21 AM
Manchester City at Southampton 10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) Southampton has been the most surprising team in the Premier League this season, riding young stars like Jay Rodriguez to eighth place in the Premier League. Manchester City have charged into second place thanks to red-hot striker Sergio... Read more

Source: NBC Sports to bid on UEFA Champions League rights

Monday, December 2, 2013, 2:29 PM
Updated on Monday, December 2: World Soccer Talk reports that UEFA will split its Champions League and Europa League bidding into separate English and Spanish packages. This means that there will be four packages to be won, increasing the possibility that the packages will be spread across multiple... Read more

Games to Watch: Liga MX playoffs, EPL, Serie A, La Liga, German Cup

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 11:34 PM
This ran in Friday's Inquirer and I meant to post it that day, but because I was out of town for the long weekend I wasn't able to get it up here. Fortunately, most of the games still haven't taken place yet, so you haven't missed too much. Toluca at Cruz Azul 6:00 p.m. Saturday (Univision) Major... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS conference finals, EPL returns, UEFA Champions League

Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:43 AM
Liverpool at Everton 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard will be in the spotlight as the latest chapter is written in one of England's signature rivalries. The two teams' stadiums are separated by just under a mile of park land in a soccer-mad metropolis. Howard... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team, Big East tournament, World Cup playoffs

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:39 AM
Portugal vs. Sweden 2:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) The biggest matchup in the European World Cup playoffs features two of international soccer’s true superstars. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are the favorites, but they have... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Cup conference finals, EPL, Mexico-New Zealand

Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:21 AM
Sporting Kansas City at Houston Dynamo 2:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC, Univision Deportes) Kansas City and Houston might not be the flashiest teams in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference, but they're always among the most successful. So it's no surprise that Sporting and the Dynamo are meeting in the... Read more

Catching up with NBC's Arlo White

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 4:10 PM
I spent a few minutes Thursday afternoon chatting with Arlo White, NBC's lead soccer broadcaster, amid his busy schedule calling MLS and EPL games. He doesn't need any further introduction, so let's just get right to the conversation. How has it been being back in the United States for the MLS playoffs? It’s... Read more
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