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Video: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Michael Bradley, Neymar goals highlight Wednesday's international soccer action

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:35 AM
Wednesday's international soccer action produced some quite spectacular goals by players on a lot of different national teams. Here's a roundup of the best ones. First, Michael Bradley scored a beautiful volley for the United States in a 2-2 draw with Russia in Krasnodar: The game finished... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:48 AM
Seven Hot Matches United States at Antigua & Barbuda 6:55 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport English) The United States men's national team resumes its quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, and U.S. fans resume their quest to find a television where they can watch the game. Only DirecTV and Dish Network... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, September 7, 2012, 9:06 AM
South Africa at Brazil 2:30 p.m. Friday (GolTV) The last World Cup host nation crosses the Atlantic Ocean to face the next World Cup host nation in a friendly match at Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium. It's Brazil's first home game in over a year, and fans will demand their money's worth from the Seleçao... Read more

DirecTV to drop popular soccer channel GolTV's English-language feed

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:42 PM
After a few days of speculation, popular soccer channel GolTV confirmed today that DirecTV will be dropping its English-language feed from its service effective September 13. Based in Miami, GolTV has the rights to the U.S. Open Cup final; the top leagues in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:53 PM
South Korea vs. Japan 2:45 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; Telemundo; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; By a twist of fate, the men's Olympic bronze medal game features the renewal of a fierce Asian rivalry. South Korea has long felt a sense of inferiority relative to its more prosperous... Read more

Eight Hot Matches

Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:55 AM
In honor of the Olympics, you get a bonus match this week. See if you can figure out which one it is. United States women vs. New Zealand 9:30 a.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; The United States' reward for a perfect performance in the group stage of the... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 10:43 PM
United States women vs. Colombia at Hampden Park, Glasgow 12:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; After an impressive 4-2 win over France in their first group stage game, the U.S. women face a Colombia team that they beat 3-0 at last year’s World... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
It's time for your quadrennial reminder that the Summer Olympics don't actually start with the Opening Ceremonies. They begin with the soccer tournament's first game on Wednesday, July 25 - two days before the flame is lit in London on Friday, July 27. It so happens that July 25 is also the day of... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:44 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy at Portland Timbers 11:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network) In their first game since firing manager John Spencer, the Timbers will face a tough test from the resurgent Galaxy. Landon Donovan has brought the defending MLS Cup champions back to life, and in this game they’ll... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, July 6, 2012, 8:46 AM
It's the time of year where it gets a bit hard to find seven matches to fill out this column. So I did something a bit unconventional and picked a CONCACAF Futsal World Cup qualifying game. The United States was involved in the tournament until Wednesday, when it was eliminated at the end of the group... Read more
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