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Big changes coming to Premier League on US TV

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Now that the Premier League television deals have been completed in the United Kingdom for five out of the seven main TV packages, the changes are going to have a big impact on how the Premier League is watched in the United States for the 2019/20 through 2021/22 seasons.

Under the new TV deal, the Premier League, Sky Sports and BT Sport in the United Kingdom will introduce new kickoff times for many of the matches scheduled to begin August 2019.

NBC network now available in 70 percent of US households via fuboTV

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Fans of Premier League clubs in the United States who are cord cutters or considering getting rid of their cable or satellite service will be glad to know that the legal streaming fuboTV has significantly expanded its list of local over-the-air NBC networks.

fuboTV has added 23 NBC networks, which means that fuboTV’s live streams of NBC networks are available in 70% of US households.

FA Cup rights in US could switch to streaming-only beginning in 2018/19 season

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When it comes to the future of the FA Cup television and streaming rights in the United States, the FA’s slogan for this season’s FA Cup tournament, “Nothing is Certain,” is quite apt.

FOX Sports deal with the Football Association (FA) for rights to the FA Cup in the US market expires at the end of this season.

FA Cup rights in US could switch to streaming-only beginning in 2018/19 season

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When it comes to the future of the FA Cup television and streaming rights in the United States, the FA’s slogan for this season’s FA Cup tournament, “Nothing is Certain,” is quite apt.

FOX Sports deal with the Football Association (FA) for rights to the FA Cup in the US market expires at the end of this season.

Man City complete January signing, 27-yr-old says it is 'the best football club in the world'

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Manchester City have signed the United States midfielder Mix Diskerud on a free transfer today.

The move has been confirmed by apparel manufacturers Umbro on their social media account.

Delighted to report the news that @MixDiskerud will further be cementing his relationship with Umbro in our hometown, as he proudly continues his footballing development with a 4,5y Manchester City FC contract.

On This Day in Football: Dempsey waves the American flag

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On this day in 2012, United States international Clint Dempsey became the first American footballer to score a hat-trick in the Premier League.

Signed in the January transfer window of 2007 from New England Revolution, Dempsey quickly established himself as one of the integral members of the Fulham squad.

On This Day in Football: Chapman arrives, Donovan creates US history

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On this day in 1878, legendary Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman was born near Rotherham in Yorkshire.

A miner’s son, and one of 11 children, Chapman was a bright young lad who grew up to study mining engineering at the Sheffield Technical College. The Chapman family boasted many footballers with Herbert’s younger brother Harry, a Sheffield Wednesday legend having won two league titles and an FA Cup.

On This Day in Football: First International outside UK, Keeper scores hat-trick

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On this day in 1885, the United States of America and Canada played the first international game of football outside the United Kingdom.

This match predates the formation of both the American and Canadian football associations. Instead, the contest was arranged by Canada’s Western Football Association after talks with the unofficial governing body of US football, the American Football Association.

iGOL

New soccer streaming service iGOL debuts in United States

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A new soccer streaming service named iGOL has launched in the United States. After speaking with the founder and taking the service for a test drive, the first impressions are very favorable. It’s cost effective (only $9.99 per month). Plus it integrates beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, GolTV in English and Spanish as well as a couple of other niche networks to form a robust soccer package that competes favorably against the offerings available from Sling TV, fuboTV and other streaming services.

New soccer streaming service iGOL debuts in United States

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A new soccer streaming service named iGOL has launched in the United States. After speaking with the founder and taking the service for a test drive, the first impressions are very favorable. It’s cost effective (only $9.99 per month). Plus it integrates beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, GolTV in English and Spanish as well as a couple of other niche networks to form a robust soccer package that competes favorably against the offerings available from Sling TV, fuboTV and other streaming services.

AFP

Celtic, Man Utd lead tributes to former midfielder Miller

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London (AFP) – Celtic and Manchester United on Saturday led tributes to their former midfielder Liam Miller following the Irishman’s death at just 36 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

News of Miller’s condition emerged in November and he had been receiving treatment in the United States, where he ended his playing career with Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina.

Celtic, Man Utd lead tributes to former midfielder Miller

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London (AFP) – Celtic and Manchester United on Saturday led tributes to their former midfielder Liam Miller following the Irishman’s death at just 36 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

News of Miller’s condition emerged in November and he had been receiving treatment in the United States, where he ended his playing career with Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina.

Teen star Gonzalez selects Mexico over USA – reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jonathan Gonzalez, a teen midfielder for Mexican side Monterrey, has opted to play international football for Mexico over the United States, according to reports Monday.

Univision and ESPN, citing unnamed sources, reported that Gonzalez will represent El Tri after playing for the United States at youth level.

Teen star Gonzalez selects Mexico over USA – reports

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jonathan Gonzalez, a teen midfielder for Mexican side Monterrey, has opted to play international football for Mexico over the United States, according to reports Monday.

Univision and ESPN, citing unnamed sources, reported that Gonzalez will represent El Tri after playing for the United States at youth level.

US soccer chief Gulati to step down

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Los Angeles (AFP) – United States Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati said Monday he will not seek re-election next year as the fallout from the USA’s failure to qualify for the World Cup claimed another victim.

Gulati told ESPN in an interview that he had decided not to enter the battle for the presidency of the USSF, which has seen several candidates enter the running.

Morocco and USA/Canada/Mexico confirm 2026 bids

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Lausanne (AFP) – Morocco and the three-nation ticket of the United States, Mexico, and Canada formally confirmed their bids to host the 2026 World Cup on Thursday’s deadline.

That World Cup will be the first to include 48 teams, rather than the 32 who will compete in Russia next year and in Qatar in 2022.

Borussia Dortmund

International Champions Cup tickets on sale

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The 2018 International Champions Cup tickets will be going on sale soon with a lot of anticipation for the popular soccer tournament staged in the United States each summer.

With the US Men’s National Team crashing out of World Cup qualifying, it gives the International Champions Cup an opportunity to bring many of the biggest teams from around the world to the United States to entertain soccer fans who would have otherwise been heading to Russia to cheer on the US of A.

International Champions Cup tickets on sale

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The 2018 International Champions Cup tickets will be going on sale soon with a lot of anticipation for the popular soccer tournament staged in the United States each summer.

With the US Men’s National Team crashing out of World Cup qualifying, it gives the International Champions Cup an opportunity to bring many of the biggest teams from around the world to the United States to entertain soccer fans who would have otherwise been heading to Russia to cheer on the US of A.

Lazio

Where to find AC Milan vs. Lazio Coppa Italia on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch the Coppa Italia semifinal between AC Milan vs. Lazio, you’ve come to the right place.

In the United States, GolTV has exclusive TV rights to the Coppa Italia so you can either watch the game on the English-language GolTV or the Spanish-language GolTV en Español.

Where to find AC Milan vs. Lazio Coppa Italia on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch the Coppa Italia semifinal between AC Milan vs. Lazio, you’ve come to the right place.

In the United States, GolTV has exclusive TV rights to the Coppa Italia so you can either watch the game on the English-language GolTV or the Spanish-language GolTV en Español.

beIN Sports

beIN SPORTS viewership increases by 9% during 2017

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beIN SPORTS grew its overall reach in 2017 by 9%, increasing the total viewers from 71 million in 2016 to 77.2 million in 2017.

The 9% increase is impressive considering that the total number of households the English-language network is in has declined during the past twelve months (similar to other TV networks across the United States).

beIN SPORTS viewership increases by 9% during 2017

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beIN SPORTS grew its overall reach in 2017 by 9%, increasing the total viewers from 71 million in 2016 to 77.2 million in 2017.

The 9% increase is impressive considering that the total number of households the English-language network is in has declined during the past twelve months (similar to other TV networks across the United States).

Where to find Espanyol vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Espanyol is positioning Wednesday’s derby in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal 1st leg as David versus Goliath. And based on Barcelona’s incredible form this season, it’s certainly that.

Where to find Espanyol vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Espanyol is positioning Wednesday’s derby in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal 1st leg as David versus Goliath. And based on Barcelona’s incredible form this season, it’s certainly that.

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico nets 845,000 viewers on beIN SPORTS

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beIN SPORTS’ live coverage of el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona on December 23 averaged 845,000 viewers in the United States across the English-language beIN SPORTS and Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español networks.

beIN SPORTS’ December broadcast of el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona was always going to be a struggle due to the exceptionally early kickoff time of 7am ET/4pm PT.

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union add two to coaching staff

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The Union made official the additions of assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley on Wednesday

Assistant coaches Pat Noonan and Tim Hanley are officially part of the Philadelphia Union technical staff, the club announced on Wednesday.

Noonan was recently an assistant for the United States Men's National Team while Hanley joins from the San Jose Earthquakes.

Top 50 most-attended soccer games in United States during 2017

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The year 2017 was full of positives for attendances at soccer matches throughout the United States.

First, it was another successful summer for the International Champions Cup. The annual soccer tournament had the three most-attended soccer games in the United States as well as six out of the top ten attendances nationwide.

Top 50 most-attended soccer games in United States during 2017

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The year 2017 was full of positives for attendances at soccer matches throughout the United States.

First, it was another successful summer for the International Champions Cup. The annual soccer tournament had the three most-attended soccer games in the United States as well as six out of the top ten attendances nationwide.

On This Day in Football: Major League Soccer makes its first signing

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On this day in 1995, Tab Ramos became the first player to sign with Major League Soccer.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Ramos immigrated to the United States of America when he was 11. Ramos’ father was once a professional footballer with Club Atletico River Plate back in his home country.

Fox Sports

World Cup TV schedule FAQ: Answering questions about Russia 2018 TV coverage

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For soccer fans in the United States, we’ve compiled all of the details about the World Cup TV schedule and World Cup TV coverage in one place. Plus we’ve answered several questions from you, the readers, so you have all of the information you need at your fingertips.

World Cup TV coverage FAQ:

Q: Who will be showing World Cup 2018 for viewers in the United States?

World Cup TV schedule FAQ: Answering questions about Russia 2018 TV coverage

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For soccer fans in the United States, we’ve compiled all of the details about the World Cup TV schedule and World Cup TV coverage in one place. Plus we’ve answered several questions from you, the readers, so you have all of the information you need at your fingertips.

World Cup TV coverage FAQ:

Q: Who will be showing World Cup 2018 for viewers in the United States?

The Rest

go90 acquires English-language rights to CONCACAF Champions League

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Verizon’s streaming platform go90 has acquired the English-language rights to broadcast the CONCACAF Champions League to viewers in the United States.

An official announcement is expected later this week, but streaming coverage of the tournament begins tonight with two games scheduled:

• CS Herediano (Costa Rica) vs.

Union Academy goalkeeper called into United States U18 camp

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Kris Shakes returning to Florida for U.S. camp

After participating in the first ever United States Youth National Team Summit in Florida last month, Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kris Shakes is returning to Florida for a camp with the U.S. U18 team.

The 16-year-old keeper has split time between the Union U19 and U17 teams this season while also training with Bethlehem Steel.

United States-Bosnia Herzegovina Preview: Three Revs Hoping to Start 2018 Strong

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Agudelo, Rowe and Cropper are all looking to end winter camp on a high note, as the three Revs play in the first USMNT friendly of the year.

The United States will not be going to Russia this summer, which means for a lot of players and the federation, the road to Qatar begins tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Major Link Soccer: Kaka officially retires

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The Brazilian legend calls Orlando City his last playing home; plus more stuff you missed over the weekend

Seattle:

Seventeen coaches across the United States professional leagues and national teams completed the second annual U.S. Soccer Pro Coaching Course, including Bryan Schmetzer.

The Kitsap Pumas have posted their 2018 open tryout dates.

Hope Solo enters USSF presidential race

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The former Reign goalkeeper wants Sunil Gulati's job.

In June, Hope Solo was interviewed by Ville Magazine about what the future held for her as she recovered from shoulder surgery. While she did not close the door on playing for a club or the United States, Solo said it had to stand for something bigger than just the luminaries that come with representing your country at the highest level of international competition.

Briana Scurry named Washington Spirit first assistant coach

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The World Cup and Olympic champion will also serve as technical advisor to both Spirit Development Academy teams

The Washington Spirit have named USWNT legend Briana Scurry to their technical staff, where she will function as the team's first assistant coach as well as being an advisor for the Maryland and Virginia Development Academy programs.

Where to find Lanus vs. Gremio Copa Libertadores final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Lanus vs. Gremio in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final will decide who will be the champion. Currently, Gremio has a 1-0 aggregate lead but the Argentine side Lanus will want to bounce back to win the trophy.

HBO special on Tom Byer’s plan to rescue American men’s soccer is a must-watch

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HBO’s special begins with footage of the United States Men’s National Team being defeated by Trinidad and Tobago in the final World Cup qualifier from the CONCACAF Hex. Seconds later, USSF presidential candidate Kyle Martino utters the words, “US Soccer thinks they have all the answers.