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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; NBCOlympics.com) 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; NBCOlympics.com) 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; NBCOlympics.com) 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

Putting Spain's dominance in the Euro 2012 championship game in historical context

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 8:51 PM
As Juan Mata coolly slotted home the final goal of Spain's 4-0 demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 championship game, I could not help thinking about how lucky we all are to be able to watch a team of such style and grace triumph over all opposition. So often we see teams win games by doing what... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, June 29, 2012, 2:11 AM
Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City 8:00 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network) Major League Soccer enjoyed a bonanza of offense last week, as 52 goals were scored in 15 games from Wednesday through Sunday. That trend could continue in this game, as two teams with plenty of firepower face off in the heartland... Read more

Seven hot matches

Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:52 AM
Greece vs. Germany 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN; ESPN3.com) The second quarterfinal at Euro 2012 might not be the most glamorous, but it is likely the most emotional – and not because of soccer. Greece's economy is mired in near-depression conditions due to budget cuts enforced by its membership... Read more

Seven hot matches

Friday, May 25, 2012, 12:19 PM
Some weeks, I have to stretch to find good games to feature. This time, it was pretty easy. Enjoy. Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona 3:50 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes; ESPN3.com) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola brings down the curtain on his glittering career with the Catalan giants in the Copa del Rey... Read more
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