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Archive: August, 2012

Comcast aims to add beINSport locally before Sept. 7 U.S. national team World Cup qualifier

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:22 PM
I don't want this to get too buried amid the other stories I've written today, which is part of why I've saved it for last and broken it out separately. I traded e-mails with a spokesperson at Comcast this afternoon regarding their plans to start carrying the al-Jazeera-owned soccer channel beINSport... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:03 PM
Chelsea vs. Atlético Madrid 2:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Soccer Channel) Some of European soccer’s biggest names take the field in Monaco for the UEFA SuperCup, as Champions League winners Chelsea face Europa League winners Atlético. All eyes will be on Chelsea forward Fernando Torres... Read more

Philadelphia Union remove interim tag from manager John Hackworth

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:15 PM
Within 24 hours of the Union's all-but-official elimination from playoff contention, the team has removed the interim tag from manager John Hackworth's title. "I’m very excited to have been given this opportunity," Hackworth said in a statement issued by the team. "We have a very talented and... Read more

DirecTV to drop popular soccer channel GolTV's English-language feed

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:42 PM
After a few days of speculation, popular soccer channel GolTV confirmed today that DirecTV will be dropping its English-language feed from its service effective September 13. Based in Miami, GolTV has the rights to the U.S. Open Cup final; the top leagues in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and... Read more

John Hackworth concedes that the Philadelphia Union are out of the playoff race

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:39 AM
In the minutes after the Philadelphia Union gave up a last-minute 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew at PPL Park, the atmosphere at one of Major League Soccer's most lively venues was pin-drop quiet. The fans who made the midweek trip to Chester knew how important the defeat was. So did Union manager John... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 5:07 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV/Radio: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera and Bob Rigby)/WIP 610-AM (Tony Limarzi and Peter Pappas) Philadelphia, meet Columbus' Federico Higuaín. He's a striker. A big one. Among other things, he can score on free kicks. Next to him is a... Read more

Philadelphia Union part ways with forward Jorge Perlaza

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 6:54 PM
If you've been wondering over the last few weeks why forward Jorge Perlaza seemingly never came close to playing for the Union, you don't have to wonder anymore. The Union and Perlaza agreed to a mutual parting of ways late Tuesday afternoon. It's not a surprise, considering that Perlaza hadn't played... Read more

Video: Where do the Union go from here?

Saturday, August 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
After the Union and Real Salt Lake played to a scoreless draw Saturday night at PPL Park, I got together with The Inquirer's Mike Jensen to talk about the team's strengths, weaknesses and fading playoff hopes. Read more

Live Updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Friday, August 24, 2012, 5:58 PM
Time: 7:51 p.m. EDT (see why below) Venue: PPL Park, Philadelphia, Pa. TV: NBC Sports Network (Arlo White, Kyle Martino and Russ Thaler; broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT) If you haven't read my story from earlier today with the latest details on Peter Nowak's lawsuit against the Union, click here... Read more

Philadelphia Union move to dismiss lawsuit by former manager Peter Nowak

Friday, August 24, 2012, 2:10 PM
The Philadelphia Union have formally responded to former manager Peter Nowak's lawsuit against the team. On Thursday, team counsel David E. Landau filed a motion to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, arguing that a federal courtroom is the wrong place to settle the... Read more
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