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U.S. National Teams

Landon Donovan: 'I felt like I was back to my old self' in win over Union

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:48 AM
For the first hour of Wednesday's game at PPL Park, the Union went blow-for-blow with the two-time reigning MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy. But by the end of the night, there was no question as to which team was better. As the Union grew tired, Landon Donovan never wavered. With speculation rampant... Read more

Ian Darke joins BT Sport, remains with ESPN through 2014 World Cup

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 3:08 PM
Ian Darke, ESPN's top soccer commentator, caught a lot of people off guard Thursday morning when he announced Thursday morning that he's joining new British sports TV channel BT Sport: At superb launch today of BT Sport who I am joining to cover Premier League and other games next season in UK. —... Read more

Video: Alex Morgan plays soccer with Hugh Douglas

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:25 AM
U.S. women's national team star Alex Morgan paid a visit to ESPN headquarters on Monday to do some interviews and create some buzz. Morgan stopped by SportsCenter to take a few penalty kicks against former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas, who now works as a studio analyst on ESPN's NFL shows. The... Read more

Games to Watch: Premier League, Serie A, Liga MX, MLS and more

Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:52 AM
Norwich City at Arsenal 10:00 a.m. Saturday (Fox Soccer Channel) After a rough start to the season, Arsenal has quietly re-established itself as one of the Premier League’s best teams. A win in this game would see the Gunners rise to third place in the standings. Club Tijuana at Cruz Azul 5:55... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. women's national team, Clint Dempsey vs. Tim Howard, Barcelona-PSG

Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:21 AM
United States women at Germany 12:15 p.m. Friday ( Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach lead the U.S. women in a rare friendly on European soil. Perennial power Germany will use this game as a springboard to World Cup qualifying, which begins later this year. Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team World Cup qualifying commands the spotlight

Friday, March 22, 2013, 1:00 AM
Wales at Scotland 4:00 p.m. Friday ( Club soccer around the world stops for a few days as attention turns to national teams in World Cup qualifying games. This contest features two teams that share a country - yes, really. When it comes to soccer, England and Britain aren’t the... Read more

Heather Mitts retires from soccer, will join Philadelphia Union's TV broadcast team

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:52 PM
Veteran U.S. national team defender Heather Mitts has announced that her playing career is over. But her connections to the American soccer community will continue, as she's joining the Philadelphia Union's television team. "The time has come for me to move onto a new stage of my career," Mitts wrote... Read more

Carli Lloyd breaks bone in left shoulder while with U.S. women's national team

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:40 PM
Delran, N.J., native Carli Lloyd suffered a broken bone in her left shoulder while playing for the U.S. women's national team's at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. Confirmation of the injury came Tuesday afternoon from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Lloyd suffered the injury in the U.S.' Algarve Cup opening... Read more

Twelve years ago today: the U.S. national team's historic 'dos a cero' World Cup qualifying win over Mexico

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:08 PM
UPDATE: I was sent a very polite e-mail by renowned soccer historian - and former Inquirer sports copy desk stalwart - Roger Allaway on Friday morning which pointed out that this wasn't the first "dos a cero" U.S. win over Mexico. In 1991, the United States recorded a 2-0 upset El Tri in the semfinals... Read more

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
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