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Inside details on the Copa América Centenario

Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:34 PM
When the announcement was made last week that a special Copa América Centenario will be played in the United States in 2016, CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb told reporters that Fox Sports and Univision had an exclusive negotiating window for U.S. TV rights. To no one's surprise, it did not... Read more

Games to Watch: Barcelona-Santos, Arsenal-Napoli, MLS, NWSL

Friday, August 2, 2013, 3:24 AM
Santos at Barcelona 3:00 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) Brazilian star Neymar was the biggest transfer of the summer worldwide, joining Barcelona from Santos for a nearly $76 million fee. His new team will face his old team in the Joan Gamper Trophy game at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium. Sheffield Wednesday... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF Gold Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, MLS All-Star Game

Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:17 AM
Germany women vs. Norway women 9:45 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3.com) Women's soccer fans in the United States have had plenty to talk about with the National Women's Soccer League, but across the Atlantic all eyes have been on the European Championships in Sweden. The final will be played in front of a... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLS, NWSL

Friday, July 12, 2013, 11:31 AM
A belated but necessary correction: Costa Rica would face the United States in the semfinals, not Mexico. Panama would face Mexico, assuming things go according to seed. Honduras vs. El Salvador 9:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Soccer/UniMás) It's always a big deal when these Central American next-door... Read more

Games to Watch: USMNT, CONCACAF Gold Cup, Cascadia Cup

Friday, July 5, 2013, 8:21 AM
Guatemala at United States 11:21 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network and UniMás at 11:00) The U.S. national team heads to San Diego for a warm-up game before the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Expect the spotlight to shine on three Americans who play their club soccer just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico:... Read more

Games to Watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:47 AM
It's a short column today, but next week we're going to have a lot to talk about. Stay tuned. Uruguay vs. Italy 12:00 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2 at 11:45, Univision at 11:00) There won’t be much at stake in the Confederations Cup third-place game, but both teams will be able to make a statement ahead... Read more

Games to Watch: FIFA Under-20s, Confederations Cup, NWSL, MLS

Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:17 AM
UPDATE: ESPN decided on Friday to change the channel assignments for Saturday's Confederations Cup games. Brazil-Italy is now on ESPN and Mexico-Japan is on ESPN2. United States Under-20 Men vs. Spain 1:45 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) The American team for the FIFA Under-20 World Championship in Turkey... Read more

Games to Watch

Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:24 AM
United States under-20 men vs. Democratic Republic of the Congo 9:30 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sport) The U.S. squad looks for its first win at the prestigious annual Toulon tournament, a showcase for youth national teams in the French city of the same name. This year’s edition is a warm-up for the... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team World Cup qualifying commands the spotlight

Friday, March 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
Wales at Scotland 4:00 p.m. Friday (ESPN3.com) Club soccer around the world stops for a few days as attention turns to national teams in World Cup qualifying games. This contest features two teams that share a country - yes, really. When it comes to soccer, England and Britain aren’t the... Read more
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