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NBC to end MLS deal in 2015; ESPN, Fox pay $70 million per year for new rights package

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 7:35 PM
Updated Friday afternoon with a report of the rights fee value.'s Ives Galarcep reported Thursday evening that NBC Sports will not be part of the next round of television deals for Major League Soccer and U.S. national team rights, which begin in 2015. I can confirm from my own sources,... Read more

Nelson Rodríguez resigns from Major League Soccer

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 1:26 PM
Amid the euphoria of Major League Soccer's latest offseason signings, the league was hit with a big piece of bad news when one of its top executives announced his resignation. Nelson Rodríguez, MLS' executive vice president of competition, technical and game operations, will step down from... Read more

Reports: Union made bid for Michael Bradley

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:07 AM
Updated a few times, as the news has evolved. The latest big-name signing coming to Major League Soccer is reportedly U.S. national team stalwart midfielder MIchael Bradley. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and Taylor Twellman broke the news Wednesday that he is headed to Toronto FC. They reported that Bradley's... Read more

2014 Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft eligible players

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 6:15 PM
UPDATED a few times: A number of players are out of the Re-Entry Draft pool. Some were taken in the first stage of the process, some were traded, and some negotiated new contracts. I have noted those changes below and will continue to update this post as more transactions are announced. The Major... 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

MLS commissioner Don Garber talks winter schedule, lack of transparency in State of the League address

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:32 PM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber addressed a wide range of topics in his annual State of the League address Tuesday afternoon. You can watch the entirety of the event in the video player above. There are a few key points that I'd like to highlight, mainly from the question-and-answer session... Read more

2013 MLS Cup Playoffs TV schedule

Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:23 AM
Here's your viewers guide to this year's Major League Soccer playoffs. National television broadcasts in the United States will be spread across a range of ESPN, NBC and Univision networks. In Canada, TSN and RDS will broadcast select games. Any games not nationally televised will be available via... 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: 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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