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Archive: October, 2012

For Sébastien Le Toux, 'it's no secret' that he likes Philadelphia

Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:06 PM
There has been a lot of chatter among Union fans lately about forward Sébastien Le Toux returning to Philadelphia. It has come about in part because of the Union’s well-documented scoring woes, and in part because Le Toux is once again unsettled with his MLS team. (If you’re keeping... Read more

NBC Sports president of programming Jon Miller discusses the network's deal for English Premier League broadcast rights

Monday, October 29, 2012, 8:31 PM
The American soccer community has been buzzing since the news came out late Sunday that NBC has won broadcast rights to the English Premier League from 2013 through 2016. As soon as the story broke, all manner of questions arose on Twitter and elsewhere about just what that would mean for fans, as... Read more

2012 Major League Soccer playoffs schedule announced

Monday, October 29, 2012, 2:49 PM
Clip and save this for the next few weeks. Home teams are listed first, and all times are Eastern: Knockout Round Eastern Conference E4. Chicago Fire vs. E5. Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.: Wednesday, October 31, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/TSN2/RDS2) Western Conference W4... Read more

Video: Union Wrap Season With 3-0 Loss

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:09 PM
Video: The Union wrapped the season with a 3-0 loss to the Red Bulls. Jonathan Tannenwald and Marc Narducci report from PPL Park. Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:00 AM
Time: 1:51 p.m. EDT (approximate) Venue: PPL Park/Philadelphia, Pa. TV: NBC starting at 1:30 p.m. EDT (Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler) When the schedule for this year was published, this matchup seemed an ideal one to place on Major League Soccer's biggest possible stage. But the network... Read more

Reports: English Premier League TV rights likely headed to Comcast-owned NBC Universal

Friday, October 26, 2012, 4:01 PM
The soccer television landscape was jolted in a big way Friday afternoon by this report in the SportsBusiness Journal that the Comcast-owned NBC Universal is "the clear front-runner" to land the next round of English Premier League television rights. According to the SBJ's John Ourand, NBC's bid is... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, October 26, 2012, 2:02 PM
Seven Hot Matches D.C. United at Chicago Fire 4:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network) Sporting Kansas City has locked up first place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference, but that's all that's decided right now. D.C., Chicago and the New York Red Bulls are all jockeying with the Houston... Read more

A lesson for the Philadelphia Union: why starting a season strong matters in Major League Soccer

Monday, October 22, 2012, 6:12 PM
Officially, the Philadelphia Union were eliminated from the playoff race at the end of September. Unofficially, we know that their hopes of a second consecutive postseason berth died much earlier than that. I've spent a lot of time in recent weeks thinking about the roots of why this year has been... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:43 PM
Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur 7:30 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2) After helping to lead the United States into the next round of World Cup qualifying, Clint Dempsey returns to club action Saturday morning as Tottenham Hotspur welcomes longtime London rival Chelsea to White Hart Lane. Earlier this month,... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Independence and Penn State midfielder Joanna Lohman

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:38 PM
During her two years with the Philadelphia Independence, Joanna Lohman quietly established a reputation as one of the team's stalwarts. Though the former Penn State star did not have the name recognition of such stars as Amy Rodriguez and Natasha Kai, Lohman nonetheless became a fan favorite for her... Read more
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