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U.S.-Portugal ties record for most-watched soccer game in American TV history

Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:30 PM
Updated June 24 with revised online audience metrics, and again on July 2 with some minor corrections There's no need for a fancy introduction to this post. The headline writes itself. Sunday's United States-Portugal World Cup game tied the record for the most-watched soccer broadcast in American... Read more

ESPN's United States-Ghana World Cup broadcast sets record

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 2:19 PM
Updated June 24 and July 30 with revised online audience metrics. If you thought just about everyone you know was watching the United States' thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana at the World Cup, you were right. And not just if you're a soccer fan. ESPN announced Tuesday afternoon that the game drew an... Read more

American soccer's chemistry lesson

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 9:39 PM
The annals of World Cup history are littered with tales of powerhouses whose dreams of glory were wrecked by chemistry problems on soccer's biggest stage. That has never been a problem for the United States men's national team. Granted, this country has never been a powerhouse. But one of its signature... Read more

PBS to debut 'American Pharaoh' documentary on Bob Bradley's time coaching Egypt

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:59 AM
On Monday, most American soccer fans will be focused on the U.S. national team's big World Cup game against Ghana. After that game ends, there's another TV broadcast you might want to check out. PBS will debut "American Pharaoh," a behind-the-scenes documentary on Bob Bradley's time in charge of... Read more

TV schedule for pre-World Cup friendlies

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 6:21 PM
As national teams across the globe get ready for the World Cup, there are a lot of warm-up games that you’ll be able to watch on TV and online. Here’s a rundown of broadcasts I’ve been able to find so far. You will see a few games listed exclusively for beIN Sport Play, beIN's authenticated... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States can’t win the 2014 World Cup. So what?

Friday, June 6, 2014, 2:03 PM
Lots of people are talking about the fact that U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has told the New York Times that his team can’t win the World Cup. “We cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet,” Klinsmann said in an interview with Sam Borden... Read more

Games to Watch: Final countdown to the World Cup

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9:36 AM
Games to Watch will be on hiatus during the World Cup. Here's the last edition before the tournament kicks off. Costa Rica vs. Republic of Ireland 8:00 p.m. Friday You’ll see plenty of familiar faces if you head down to PPL Park for this international friendly. Costa Rica’s World Cup... Read more

Video: World Cup predictions and expectations

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:59 PM
What's a realistic expectation for the U.S. national team at the World Cup? I offered my view to CineSport's Noah Coslov in a video chat on Thursday. We also talked about sleeper teams to watch, which teams will make the final and whether Brazil is really ready to welcome the world's biggest sporting... Read more

What U.S. national team fans should expect from Nigeria

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:20 AM
Tuesday night's Nigeria-Greece game at PPL Park was worth attending in its own right, but it carried extra significance for U.S. men's national team fans. The Super Eagles will be the final opponent for Jurgen Klinsmann's squad before it heads to Brazil for the World Cup. So after the scoreless draw... Read more

Live updates: United States vs. Turkey

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:48 AM
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: ESPN2 (Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman, Jeremy Schaap, Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Kasey Keller) and Univision (Jorge Pérez-Navarro, Diego Balado and Jorge Calvo), both starting at 1:30 p.m. HARRISON, N.J. - It's the penultimate test for... Read more
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