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Games to Watch: U.S. women's and men's national teams, EPL, Serie A, MLS preseason

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:48 AM
Canada at United States women 9:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) The U.S. women’s national team kicks off the road to World Cup qualifying with a game against its biggest rival. Abby Wambach and Delran native Carli Lloyd lead a star-studded American squad into Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.... Read more

America’s youth soccer problems aren’t just America’s

Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:44 PM
I don’t write much about youth soccer on here, and that’s on purpose. The main reason why is that I cover pro teams, and I think that’s what this space mainly ought to be about. But I also didn’t play organized soccer growing up, so I haven’t had much experience with... Read more

Canada wants to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, but will it work?

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:42 PM
I read with some interest Thursday morning the news that Canada intends to bid to host the 2026 World Cup. As the nation gears up to host the 2015 Women's World Cup, Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani is setting his eyes on an even bigger prize. 2026 is the next tournament available... Read more

Do big cities hold the key to American soccer’s future?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:29 PM
You probably know Mónica González as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s U.S. national team and Major League Soccer broadcasts. You may also know her as a former star for Mexico’s women’s national team. But González’s ties to the game run a lot deeper than that... Read more

Reports: Union made bid for Michael Bradley

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:07 AM
Updated a few times, as the news has evolved. The latest big-name signing coming to Major League Soccer is reportedly U.S. national team stalwart midfielder MIchael Bradley. ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and Taylor Twellman broke the news Wednesday that he is headed to Toronto FC. They reported that Bradley's... Read more

Jurgen Klinsmann: United States aims to 'surprise some people' at World Cup

Friday, December 6, 2013, 9:29 AM
Updated on Saturday, December 7 with the time change for kickoff of the U.S.-Portugal game. The World Cup draw went about as badly as it could have for the United States. Jurgen Klinsmann's team was put in Group G with Ghana, Germany and Portugal. Faced with perhaps the toughest group the Americans... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team, Big East tournament, World Cup playoffs

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:39 AM
Portugal vs. Sweden 2:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) The biggest matchup in the European World Cup playoffs features two of international soccer’s true superstars. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are the favorites, but they have... Read more

By joining NBC's Premier League broadcast team, Tim Howard writes latest chapter in career of special moments

Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:45 AM
Late Sunday night, Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch broke some interesting news about NBC's Premier League coverage: U.S. national soccer team goaltender Tim Howard will serve as the analyst for the Chelsea-Manchester City match next Sunday at noon ET on NBCSN. Arlo White will call the game with... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS' playoff race hits high gear

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:44 AM
A quick thought at the top: there are huge games all the way across Major League Socer this weekend. It's a good time to get MLS Live for the games that aren't on national television. And whether you're Philadelphia, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, Seattle or any other team, here's a bit of advice: Go... Read more

Games to watch: CONCACAF and UEFA World Cup qualifying hits the home stretch

Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:27 AM
Updated after Friday's results, including the United States' disappointing ) 3-1 loss at Costa Rica, and Mexico's astonishing 2-1 home loss to Honduras. The U.S. can still clinch a World Cup berth by beating Mexico on Tuesday. And as you work through your post-defeat angst, please remember that the... Read more
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