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Games to Watch: CONCACAF U-20s, Major League Soccer preseason, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:41 AM
United States Under-20s vs. Costa Rica 6:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Soccer Channel) The U.S. only managed to beat Haiti by a 2-1 margin in its first group game of the CONCACAF Under-20 championship. That was enough to qualify for the next round, but Tab Ramos' squad needs to make a statement with a better... Read more

Former U.S. national team and Columbus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers comes out as gay, stops playing soccer

Friday, February 15, 2013, 4:20 PM
The American soccer community was jolted Friday afternoon when one of the sport's more familiar faces, 25-year-old Robbie Rogers, declared himself to be gay and stepped away from playing the sport. Despite his relatively young age, Rogers enjoyed a successful career with the Columbus Crew, English... Read more

Report: United States men's national soccer team was involved in potentially fixed game

Friday, February 8, 2013, 4:04 PM
UPDATE: I spoke Saturday night with Bob Ley and other sources about ESPN's reporting on fixed soccer games played in the United States. The first thing I learned - and this was referred to on air but sort of glossed over - is that fixing in the two matches referred to below have been known about for... Read more

Live chat: United States at Honduras

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2:51 PM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EST Venue: Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula, Honduras TV: beIN Sport (Phil Schoen, Ray Hudson and Cobi Jones) The United States men's national team begins the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifying today with a very difficult test. Honduras has a tremendous home field advantage and... Read more

Games to watch: Africa Cup of Nations semifinals, U.S. national team World Cup qualifying

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:43 AM
Ghana vs. Cape Verde Islands 9:50 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3.com) Playing in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time ever, Cape Verde has made an upset run to the quarterfinals. Now the Blue Sharks will face a traditional powerhouse in Ghana. The Black Stars are led by forward Asamoah Gyan, who... Read more

Games to Watch: Africa Cup of Nations, La Liga, U.S. men's national team and more

Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:48 AM
Still have a vuvuzela in your closet? It might come in handy over the next few days, as the Africa Cup of Nations kicks in to high gear. Zambia vs. Nigeria 10:00 a.m. Friday (ESPN3.com) The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions face one of the continent’s perennial powers in a group stage... Read more

Philadelphia won't host games in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 10:46 AM
The list of venues for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup has been published, and for the second consecutive tournament, Philadelphia is not included. North America's signature regional tournament for national teams has not come here since the 2009 edition, when Lincoln Financial Field hosted a quarterfinal... Read more

Michelle Akers is ready to 'get back in the game'

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:52 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - Consider the following scenario. Somewhere out there in this country is a 12-year-old girl who is a big fan of the United States women's national soccer team. She has a poster in her bedroom of Alex Morgan, or Abby Wambach, or maybe Carli Lloyd or Hope Solo. That girl is old enough... Read more

Catching up with U.S. women’s national team midfielder Lauren Cheney

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 5:18 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – Although the National Women's Soccer League's college draft was conducted without much fanfare, there were a few U.S. national team players on hand to lend a little bit of buzz to the occasion. One of them was midfielder Lauren Cheney, who as many of you has deep ties to Philadelphia... Read more

Taylor Twellman opens up about the state of Major League Soccer, youth soccer player development, and his work researching concussions in sports

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - I'm sure almost all of you are familiar with Taylor Twellman at this point. As ESPN's lead color analyst for Major League Soccer and U.S. men's national team games, the former New England Revolution star has quickly become one of the most respected and influential voices in the American... Read more
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