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Behind the scenes of ESPN’s new daily soccer TV show

Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:26 PM
BRISTO­L, Conn. - So I was at ESPN on Wednesday and I was hanging out with a half-dozen or so of their soccer pundits, and we were watching Chelsea-Aston Villa and Fehnerbaçe-Arsenal on two big-screen TVs and - Okay, we get it, you're friends with Taylor Twellman and Alexi Lalas and the... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, Cascadia Cup

Friday, August 23, 2013, 7:34 AM
Sporting Kansas City at Chicago Fire 8:53 p.m. Friday (NBCSN at 8:30) Chicago’s Mike Magee is the hottest scorer in Major League Soccer right now, having bagged eight goals in his last 12 games. He’ll lead the Fire against a Sporting squad that sits atop the Eastern Conference with nine... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 6:50 PM
Time: 8:23 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: NBC Sports Network (John Strong, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler, on air at 8:00 p.m.) HARRISON, N.J. - Greetings from a building in which the Union have lost every time they've visited. If ever there was a time to snap that streak, it's a... Read more

Video: John Hackworth, Aaron Wheeler preview Union at Red Bulls

Friday, August 16, 2013, 12:26 PM
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A frank conversation with NBC Sports' Kyle Martino about the state of soccer in America

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 10:35 PM
Over the last few years, NBC's Kyle Martino has become one of the top television voices in the American soccer community. The former Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder was a well-known creative midfielderin Major League Soccer in the 2000s, and made the transition to broadcasting after... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 1:00 PM
Time: 8:23 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: NBC Sports Network (John Strong, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler, on air at 8:00 p.m.) What else is there to say except that this game is a must-win? Starting Lineups Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2, left to right) Goalkeeper: Zac MacMath Defenders:... Read more

Philadelphia Union player salaries: Oka Nikolov, Fabinho, Gilberto's pay revealed

Friday, August 9, 2013, 4:06 PM
The latest round of salary data has ben released by the Major League Soccer Players Union. Here is the Philadelphia Union's payroll as of this month. This means we now know the salaries for the team's summer signings: goalkeeper Oka Nikolov, defender Fabinho and mifdfielder Gilberto da Silva. The... Read more

Video: John Hackworth, Jeff Parke preview Union vs. D.C. United

Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Games to Watch: Clint Dempsey's MLS debut, Ligue 1, U.S. national team

Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:47 AM
Paris Saint-Germain at Montpellier 2:15 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) The French Ligue 1 season kicks off with the reigning champions in the spotlight. PSG spent big again this past offseason, bringing in Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani and Brazilian defender Marquinhos. There's also a new manager... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 10:25 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Before last weekend's Union-Whitecaps game, I wrote about the goalkeeping situation in Vancouver and Brad Knighton's role in it. Despite a pretty strong performance against the Union, Knighton was finally benched Saturday night by Vancouver manager Martin Rennie. It was going to... Read more
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