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ESPN's Women's World Cup TV schedule

Monday, March 21, 2011, 9:37 PM
The big international soccer tournament this summer will take place on the women's side of the game. Sixteen of the world's top national teams will gather in Germany for a World Cup that is shaping up to be the biggest spectacle for the sport since the 1999 Tournament here. Yes, that includes the... Read more

Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery as soccer broadcasters?

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 11:53 PM
NEW YORK - You may have noticed that I'm spending this week at the Big East men's basketball tournament, writing as my alter ego Soft Pretzel Logic. Thursday night, my two sporting worlds collided in spectacular fashion. Sports Illustrated soccer writer Grant Wahl sent around a brilliant YouTube... Read more

Union's Hackworth: 'I don't know that we're truly doing what's good for the game'

Friday, December 3, 2010, 9:34 AM
Philadelphia Union assistant coach John Hackworth has dealt with FIFA plenty of times in his career on the sidelines. From 2004 to 2007, he was in charge of the United States Under-17 National team, and from 2007 to 2009 he was an assistant coach to Bob Bradley with the senior national team. So I... Read more

U.S. Soccer chief: 'Alliances' related to 'odd vote patterns'

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:07 PM
I've written two other blog posts today that you should check out. My initial reaction to the World Cup announcement is here, and a running ticker with reactions from journalists and fans around the world is here. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, who chaired the United States' 2022 World... Read more

FIFA awards 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:44 AM
FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, announced this morning that it has picked Qatar over the United States to host the 2022 World Cup. We should not be surprised. Given all of the reports we've seen and read over the last few weeks about corruption in the voting process, it became increasingly... Read more

Live updates: World Cup bid reactions

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:08 PM
Click here if you're on a mobile device. <a href="" mce_href="" >Live updates: World Cup bid... Read more

Final countdown to the World Cup bid announcement

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:46 AM
UPDATE: If you did not get to watch the U.S. World Cup bid committee's presentation live, there is video of the entire thing on FIFA's website here. the committee sent out a press release last night containing quotes and photos from Zurich, Switzerland. Last night, the committee sent out a press release... Read more

U.S. to meet familiar foes at Women's World Cup

Monday, November 29, 2010, 2:11 PM
The United States has been drawn with North Korea, Colombia and Sweden for the group stage of the 2011 Women's World Cup, which will take place next summer in Germany. The U.S. qualified for the World Cup by winning a two-leg playoff over Italy, 2-0 on aggregate. Philadelphia Independence forward... Read more

A clash of power and politics among international soccer's elite

Friday, November 26, 2010, 10:55 AM
Next Monday's big game between Barcelona and Real Madrid has rightly been billed as a clash of soccer heavyweights. But it has nothing on the showdown that will take place in Zurich, Switzerland a few days later. The latter contest was the subject of a story that ran on the Associated Press wire a... Read more

What you need to know about the U.S. World Cup bid evaluation

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:43 AM
This post is rather long, and a bit dense. But I hope you'll read all the way through it, because there's a lot of information here. You may have heard by now that FIFA released all of its evaluation documents for the cities bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups yesterday. It took me a little... Read more
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