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Archive: June, 2013

Games to Watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:47 AM
It's a short column today, but next week we're going to have a lot to talk about. Stay tuned. Uruguay vs. Italy 12:00 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2 at 11:45, Univision at 11:00) There won’t be much at stake in the Confederations Cup third-place game, but both teams will be able to make a statement ahead... Read more

Video: 'MLS Insider' profiles Sons of Ben

Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video feature on the Sons of Ben that ran on the new MLS Insider show. The program takes a documentary-style look at major stories across Major League Soccer. It airs Friday nights on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. Read more

Video: Union make a statement with win over Red Bulls

Monday, June 24, 2013, 4:35 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer and Jon Tannenwald of Philly.com report from PPL Park where the Union gained a quality win over the New York Red Bulls, 3-0. Read more

NBC Sports officially names John Strong its voice of Major League Soccer

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10:17 PM
A few months ago, I broke the news that NBC Sports was planning to hire Portland Timbers and Fox Soccer play-by-play announcer John Strong to succeed Arlo White as its lead voice for Major League Soccer broadcasts. White is headed back to his native England in a few weeks to get ready for the upcoming... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 6:00 AM
Time: 5:08 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: ESPN (Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, starting after this afternoon's Confederations Cup games conclude) This is a chance for a young team, a club that I think we constantly scrap even within our own fan base for the respect that I think we... Read more

Games to Watch: FIFA Under-20s, Confederations Cup, NWSL, MLS

Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:17 AM
UPDATE: ESPN decided on Friday to change the channel assignments for Saturday's Confederations Cup games. Brazil-Italy is now on ESPN and Mexico-Japan is on ESPN2. United States Under-20 Men vs. Spain 1:45 p.m. Friday (ESPN2) The American team for the FIFA Under-20 World Championship in Turkey... Read more

Games to watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
Brazil vs. Japan 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN/Univision) The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off with a must-win game for host nation Brazil. It’s a warm-up for next year’s World Cup, and the Seleçao will be under pressure to win on home soil. Their star-studded roster includes Neymar... Read more

JP Dellacamera to call some New York Comsos NASL games

Monday, June 10, 2013, 4:49 PM
UPDATE: The Cosmos made the official announcement Tuesday morning. You may have heard some of the chatter in recent months about the New York Cosmos' rebirth as a team in the North American Soccer League. If that's news to you, get ready to hear a lot more soon about perhaps the most famous team... Read more

Six Union players on MLS All-Star Ballot

Monday, June 10, 2013, 2:08 PM
Forward Jack McInerney and defender Amobi Okugo are the biggest names among the Union's representatives on this year's ballot for the Major League Soccer All-Star Game. McInerney and Okugo are joined by goalkeeper Zac MacMath, defenders Jeff Parke and Sheanon Williams, and forward Sébastien... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:21 AM
This week's column is devoted exclusively to the six big CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers coming up over the next five days. Each game includes the kickoff time and complete TV and radio information, including what time broadcasts begin. United States at Jamaica 9:30 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport English... Read more
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