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Archive: August, 2013

Video: Union find stability in scoreless draw with Impact

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:56 PM
Jon Tannenwald of Philly.com reports from PPL Park where the Union looked at the positives of playing the Montreal Impact to a scoreless draw. Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Montréal Impact

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 4:11 PM
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera, Alejandro Moreno and Heather Mitts, with Peter Pappas, Tony Limarzi and Ian Munro at the on-site studio desk) I've said before that every game is a must-win for the Union. Heading into tonight, seven points... Read more

Games to Watch: NWSL title game, MLS, EPL, Serie A

Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:32 AM
Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake 10:00 p.m. Friday (NBCSN) Portland and Salt Lake City aren’t Major League Soccer’s biggest markets, but they’re the homes of the league’s most entertaining teams. Argentine playmakers Diego Valeri (Portland) and Javier Morales (RSL) are worth... Read more

Meet Brian Kweder, the man in charge of ESPN's soccer rights deals

Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:04 PM
I wanted to save the best story from my recent trip to ESPN for last. So here it is. In addition to watching a taping of "ESPN FC on TV," I was able to spend some time talking with some of the higher-ups at the company about their view of soccer rights. First up was ESPN president John Skipper, who... Read more

Video: John Hackworth previews Union at New England Revolution

Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:45 PM
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Behind the scenes of ESPN’s new daily soccer TV show

Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:26 PM
BRISTO­L, Conn. - So I was at ESPN on Wednesday and I was hanging out with a half-dozen or so of their soccer pundits, and we were watching Chelsea-Aston Villa and Fehnerbaçe-Arsenal on two big-screen TVs and - Okay, we get it, you're friends with Taylor Twellman and Alexi Lalas and the... Read more

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, Cascadia Cup

Friday, August 23, 2013, 7:34 AM
Sporting Kansas City at Chicago Fire 8:53 p.m. Friday (NBCSN at 8:30) Chicago’s Mike Magee is the hottest scorer in Major League Soccer right now, having bagged eight goals in his last 12 games. He’ll lead the Fire against a Sporting squad that sits atop the Eastern Conference with nine... Read more

More from Comcast on NBC's Premier League Extra Time

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 2:19 PM
I got a call Thursday afternoon from a source at Comcast who wanted to pass along more information about watching NBC's Premier League Extra Time coverage via Xfinity On Demand. Comcast is working on adding the ability to join games live in progress instead of starting from zero every time you tune... Read more

Comcast responds to criticism over Premier League Extra Time problems

Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
I received some new information from Comcast on August 22 about their issues with Extra Time. Click here to read that post. For the most part, NBC Sports’ inaugural day of Premier League coverage went extremely well. The television broadcasts were smooth, the online streaming was high-quality... Read more

NBC Sports president of programming Jon Miller on the network's Premier League debut

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:12 PM
Heads up: this one's long. Not as long as the main story, but this one gets pretty deep. STAMFORD, Conn. - I consider myself quite fortunate to have gotten to know NBC Sports president of programming Jon Miller fairly well over the last few years. He talks honestly and in detail, and doesn't hide... Read more
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