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Archive: January, 2013

Live video: Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer preseason action

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:43 PM
The Desert Friendlies series continues in Tucson, Ariz., with a game featuring the reigning Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo. Enjoy the call by two of the more astute MLS observers you'll find, Jonathan Yardley and Matthew Doyle. Read more

Conor Casey settling in with Philadelphia Union

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:47 PM
It’s almost impossible to miss Conor Casey on a soccer field, even one as crowded as the Union's was on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. The 6-foot-1 forward is an imposing presence just based on his size alone. Add to that a well-shaven dome on the top of that body and you get a prototypical... Read more

A few minutes with Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:03 PM
Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth spent a good 20 minutes talking with reporters during his weekly media availability Tuesday afternoon. Here are some highlights. On how new midfielder Alex Mendoza has fared so far, and how he came to the Union: Alex is a player that was discovered by a... Read more

Video: New faces, returning stars highlight Union's preseason

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 8:05 PM's Jonathan Tannenwald surveys some new faces and returning stars on the Union's roster, and manager John Hackworth gives his view of the team's preseason so far. Read more

Live video: FC Tucson vs. Sporting Kansas City

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 8:02 PM
The final game of a Desert Friendlies tripleheader features the team that the Union will see on Opening Day at PPL Park. Sporting Kansas City stars Graham Zusi, Benny Feilhaber and Matt Besler are with the U.S. national team right now, but there are still quite a few players worth watching. Read more

Live video: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:24 PM
Here's another game from Major League Soccer's Desert Friendlies preseason series in Tuscon, Ariz. Kickoff time is set for 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Read more

Live video: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer preseason kickoff

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 12:45 PM
I'm pleased to announce that Sports will be hosting live video streams of a number of Major League Soccer preseason games this year. Our coverage starts today with the first game of the Desert Friendlies in Tuscon, Ariz. Next month, we'll have live video of three of the Union's games at... 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 ( The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions face one of the continent’s perennial powers in a group stage... Read more

More details of the Major League Soccer-United Soccer Leagues partnership

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:11 PM
Major League Soccer executive vice president of player relations Todd Durbin joined United Soccer Leagues president Tim Holt on a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the new MLS-USL reserve league partnership. "We believe that this relationship and the potential for this relationship have... Read more

Major League Soccer partners with United Soccer Leagues to create new, stronger Reserve League

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:15 PM
Major League Soccer made one of the biggest announcements in its 18-year history on Wednesday, unveiling a partnership with the United Soccer Leagues to run its Reserve League within the USL PRO league structure. Starting this year, there will be interleague play between USL PRO and MLS Reserve League... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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