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Concern over player-safety prompts time change in Sounders-Timbers game

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In order to avoid direct sunlight and inevitable safety concerns all parties agree to move match to the evening.

Temperatures in Portland are forecast to be in the 90s. The combination of direct sunlight, FieldTurf and stadium structure resulted in concern for player safety. MLS, ESPN, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders agreed to move the match to 7:30 PM Pacific.

Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund DFB-Pokal semi-final to air on ESPN2

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Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund will be televised live on ESPN2.

Featuring two of the most popular teams in Germany, the German Cup semi-final will air on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:45pm ET across ESPN2, ESPN3 and Sling Orange.

ESPN will also broadcast the Monchengladbach vs.

Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund DFB-Pokal semi-final to air on ESPN2

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Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund will be televised live on ESPN2.

Featuring two of the most popular teams in Germany, the German Cup semi-final will air on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:45pm ET across ESPN2, ESPN3 and Sling Orange.

ESPN will also broadcast the Monchengladbach vs.

New York Red Bulls

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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Game Info

  • Date: June 18, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: ESPN - Steve Cangialosi and Taylor Twellman, Reporter: Julie Stewart-Binks
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union have 5 wins, 11 losses, and 3 draws against
  • Know Thy Enemy: Once A Metro

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Fafa Picault, Ilsinho, Chris Pontius; C.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 28-March 6, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday made its return to ESPN and FS1 last week with both seeing big improvements over the first Soccer Sunday of 2016. Viewership on ESPN was up nearly 14% for Orlando-NYCFC when compared to last season’s Portland-Columbus rematch. FS1’s decision to air Atlanta’s opening match against the New York Red Bulls in primetime proved fruitful as the network saw viewership rise 40% from 267,000 in 2016 to 375,000 in 2017.

New York City FC

Sounders at New York City FC: Three Questions

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Your soccer Saturday starts with a 10 AM match on ESPN.

Both teams in Saturday's 10 AM ESPN match are coming off of midweek US Open Cup games. New York City FC used most of their best players and lost. Seattle Sounders FC used their USL team and won. That midweek action combined with international play may affect the early Saturday game, but more on the side of the Blues, rather than the Rave Green.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

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In a Good Friday matchup one team looks to actually begin their season while the other visits looking to rebound from previous loss.

Match: Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

Time: 7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 3:00pm PST, 12:00am UTC

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.

Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Constructing an MLS roster, Justin Meram having a breakout season and more!

Portland:

Plugged In | Diego Chara's last picture taken and his most used app helps with restaurant chances | Portland Timbers
It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more. We talk with Portland Timbers winger, Diego Chara, about he uses when he's plugged in.

Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Constructing an MLS roster, Justin Meram having a breakout season and more!

Portland:

Plugged In | Diego Chara's last picture taken and his most used app helps with restaurant chances | Portland Timbers
It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more. We talk with Portland Timbers winger, Diego Chara, about he uses when he's plugged in.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched MLS teams on US TV during the 2016 season

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The 2016 Major League Soccer regular season saw 90 games made available on national television. ESPN led the way with 32 games broadcast across their networks, 28 featured on the primary channel. FOX Sports showed the equivalent of 31 matches with 5 on the FOX broadcast network while Univision aired 27 matches on their networks with a special California Clásico shown on the primary network.

Sounders 2017 schedule released

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The title defense starts on the road and ends with two home games against FC Dallas and the Rapids.

The 2017 MLS schedule pits a rematch of MLS Cup 2016 on Saturday May 6th at 1 PM (ESPN) when Seattle Sounders host Toronto FC. Seattle will be on national TV 12 times (ESPN 6 times, FS1 5 times, one time on FOX and none on UniMas) in 2017.

USL

USL Week 10: A Midweek Look Ahead

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With USL sides involved in the U.S. Open Cup, the first double game week of the season is upon us.

The Rochester Rhinos match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies will headline the midweek slate as the USL Game of the Week on ESPN 3. ESPN picked a good one as the Rowdies will look to take sole possessionof the top spot in the East.

USL strikes deals with ESPN and SiriusXM to expand league coverage in 2017

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The USLhas struck a deal with ESPN and Sirius XM for the expansion of the league's national media coverage for the remainder of the 2017 season.

According to USL, media platforms ESPN and Sirius XM have reached agreements with the league to boost its national coverage.

ESPN's telecast coverage of theUSL is now in its secondyear andwill aim to expand its coverage for the 2017 season.

Soccer on TV

Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

Commentator Derek Rae announces return to United States

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Commentator Derek Rae has announced that this season will be his last for BT Sport, and that he’ll be returning to the United States this summer.

The accomplished professional, who has commentated on international soccer for more than twenty years including calling the World Cup, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Europa League, is one of the leading commentators in world soccer.

ESPN reaps benefits of FOX and NBC’s indifference to International Champions Cup TV rights

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A little over one year ago, it appeared that Relevent Sports’ Charlie Stillitano and Stephen Ross had overshot the runway. They had “gambled in overvaluing their product and had lost badly” went the narrative. While International Champions Cup executives wouldn’t confirm it, reports indicated that FOX Sports declined to renew its TV deal with ICC, and that NBC Sports wasn’t very interested in the property.

ESPN reaps benefits of FOX and NBC’s indifference to International Champions Cup TV rights

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A little over one year ago, it appeared that Relevent Sports’ Charlie Stillitano and Stephen Ross had overshot the runway. They had “gambled in overvaluing their product and had lost badly” went the narrative. While International Champions Cup executives wouldn’t confirm it, reports indicated that FOX Sports declined to renew its TV deal with ICC, and that NBC Sports wasn’t very interested in the property.

ESPN to televise 2017 International Champions Cup including Barcelona-Real Madrid game

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For viewers in the United States, the 2017 International Champions Cup will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN2, which will include the highly-anticipated game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Saturday, July 29 - the first time ever el Clasico has been played in the United States.

Out of the 12 games in the 2017 International Champions Cup, eight of them will be shown live on ESPN.

ESPN to televise 2017 International Champions Cup including Barcelona-Real Madrid game

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For viewers in the United States, the 2017 International Champions Cup will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN2, which will include the highly-anticipated game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Saturday, July 29 - the first time ever el Clasico has been played in the United States.

Out of the 12 games in the 2017 International Champions Cup, eight of them will be shown live on ESPN.

US broadcasters bid on UEFA Champions League TV rights for 2018-2021

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The bidding for the next round of US TV and streaming rights to the UEFA Champions League is close to being completed, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.

Our source understands that the TV networks bidding for the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in the United States from 2018 to 2021 are FOX Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports and NBC Sports.

2017 MLS TV schedule features plenty of changes to disrupt consistent TV windows

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Major League Soccer has announced TV coverage plans for the 2017 season, which will include plenty of changes thatwill disrupt the consistent television windows that fans have only recently become adjusted to after the 2016 season.

In the 2016 season, the vast majority of MLS games had consistent television windows where many Friday night games were on UniMas, Saturday games were on MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick and Sunday games featured an early afternoon match on ESPN followed by Sunday night games on FS1.

2017 MLS TV schedule features plenty of changes to disrupt consistent TV windows

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Major League Soccer has announced TV coverage plans for the 2017 season, which will include plenty of changes thatwill disrupt the consistent television windows that fans have only recently become adjusted to after the 2016 season.

In the 2016 season, the vast majority of MLS games had consistent television windows where many Friday night games were on UniMas, Saturday games were on MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick and Sunday games featured an early afternoon match on ESPN followed by Sunday night games on FS1.

Manchester United

2026 United States projected lineup, Manchester United draws Manchester City: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/28/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Go Behind the Scenes with Alejandro Bedoya at the ESPN Studios
Alejandro Bedoya visited the ESPN studios today and sat down with Bernardo Osuna in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room.

How the Union gambled its way into the Eastern Conference cellar
Winter's three areas of need still look like question marks, leaving Philadelphia at the bottom of MLS' Eastern Conference.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for ESPN about how the players are more to blame than Mourinho.

The Mirror wonders how Everton's goalie didn't get sent off last night.

The Independent reports on doubts over Ibrahimovic's future.

The Telegraph looks at the areas that are costing United this season.

RoM Reads

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Scott has written to FourFourTwo about how United fans should learn the lesson of not falling in love with Mourinho from Chelsea fans.

Scott writes for ESPN about the criticism Paul Pogba is receiving.

The Guardian reports on Mourinho's criticism of the Premier League.

The Mirror reports on the FA fine for United failing to control their players.

RoM Reads

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Scott reviewed the players against Rostov for ESPN.

Scott wrote for ESPN about how Zlatan's ban is Rashford's time to shine.

The Guardian talks about Suarez's cheating in Barcelona's incredible comeback.

The Telegraph claims Ibrahimovic has an offer from the MLS.

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Carrick: You never feel as though you’re good enough at United

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After 11 years at Manchester United, Michael Carrick has been given a testimonial at the club in the summer.

After three disappointing seasons with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, Carrick has spoken to ESPN about the difference with Jose Mourinho.

The general feeling is that we are close and not too far away and the manager is a big part of it because of his approach, his mentality.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for ESPN about winning the cup and Ibrahimovic.

Scott has written for uMAXit about the value of Jesse Lingard.

The Mirror reports on how Ibrahimovic is missing out on money by not having a boot deal.

The Guardian reports on Wayne Rooney's potential return to Everton.

RoM Reads

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Scott has written for ESPN about listening to Eric Cantona.

The Guardian reckons that Wayne Rooney is done despite not moving to China.

The Mirror reports on Chelsea target Franck Kessie's dream of joining United.

BBC Sport has Juan Mata's guide to Manchester.

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RoM reads

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Scott writes for ESPN about whether Wayne Rooney should be regarded as a United legend.

The Daily Recordhas positive news on Marcos Rojo's injury.

The Guardian wonders what the future holds for Wayne Rooney.

The Mirror reports on Jose Mourinho's comments about Memphis Depay.

The Rest

ESPN plans to show live feeds of Sounders, Timbers supporters’ sections

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What could possibly go wrong?

As with most encounters between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers, this Sunday's affair is hotly anticipated (pardon the pun).

It will officially be the 98th match between the two. It features the last two MLS Cup Champions. It will also feature cameras in both of the clubs supporters' sections.

Abramovich could get rid of Chelsea fan favourite if this keeps happening, warns ESPN pundit

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Antonio Conte is apparently unhappy with Chelsea’s efforts in the transfer market if recent reports are to be believed.

Apparently, there is a backroom battle brewing at Stamford Bridge and the ESPN pundit Steve Nicol thinks that Conte needs to get in line or he could be out of a job soon.

Around The Forest: Kaka makes ESPN’s World Fame 100 List

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Stand Together Week, Champions League, new UEFA rule and more!

Portland

Portland Timbers, Thorns, T2 set to kick off Stand Together Week Sunday | OregonLive.com
The Portland Timbers, Thorns and T2 are set to kick off their sixth-annual Stand Together week Sunday. Stand Together Week is a "week-long community initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.

Will he, won’t he? Two-Year contract waiting for Wenger’s signature….

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Arsenal fans (and the players) have been kept in suspense for long enough, and it is about time we were told the truth about Wenger's future. According to ESPN, they have spoken to sources at the club who have leaked that the contract has been simply been on the table waiting for Wenger to give [...]

Some Soccer News for May 24, 2017

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It's Day 144 of 2017.


SPECIAL NOTE - My very 1st column for 1500am ESPN: Loons Will Need To Fix Thin Roster + the tease of a new podcast.

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Manchester is one city that knows exactly what to say to nihilistic fuckers! [CARTOON] By David Squires for the Guardian.

NASL announces broadcast deals with beIN Sports, ESPN 3

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Just several months ago, the NASL was all but dead. On Wednesday, the league announced a return to national television.

The NASL announced on Wednesday that the league will continue to broadcast matches on beIN Sports. Matches will be broadcast on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol throughout the 2017, following up on a broadcast deal that began with the 2016 campaign.

Trezeguet y Camoranesi: con sello argentino

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Uno fue campeón del mundo con Francia en 1998; el otro festejó en 2006 con Italia. Dos amigos que compartieron vivencias en Juventus y volvieron al fútbol local tras levantar la Copa más preciada con otra camiseta.

Entrevista publicada en ESPN Magazine, en junio de 2014.
Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Aunque el último título mundialista argentino se remonte a 1986, dos veces más la celebración se tiñó de celeste y blanco.

NASL 'Shootouts' Considered for World Cup 2026 Is a Sign of Changing Times

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ESPN's report on FIFA considering a change to how soccer may settle tie games for World Cup 2026 is a bit of a game-changer. The rules change would attempt to manage the additional groupings formed from the increase of 16 more countries competing.