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Gold medal-winning USWNT back on the pitch for a celebration tour

USWNT celebrates Olympic gold with an exhibition tour across the United States After winning gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics last month, the U.S. women’s soccer team returns to the field with a friendly against Costa Rica on Saturday, September 1. The match – the first of a three-game exhibition-slash-victory lap – will be played in Abby Wambach’s hometown of Rochester, New York. The prolific striker made headlines during the Olympics for her goal-scoring prowess, as well as her uncanny ability to take a punch. To honor her complete and total awesomeness, officials have renamed the main stadium entrance “Wambach […]

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New Premier League season kicks off with Arsenal vs Sunderland

The new season of English Premier League soccer kicks off this weekend with a must-watch match between Arsenal and Sunderland. Just days before the start of a new Premier League season, Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie has officially jumped ship. He signed a four-year contract, worth a reported 200,000 pounds per week, with rival Manchester United. Although the prolific striker scored 30 goals to win the Golden Boot last year, it isn’t easy to see how he would fit into Sir Alex Ferguson’s already stacked lineup. Even more difficult is to judge how the transfer will affect Arsenal’s chances for […]

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Where to watch soccer on US television: July 13 to July 19

Soccer News of the Week • WTF, Rangers? Storied Scottish club Rangers FC will be playing next season in the bottom-tier division. Circumstances arising from the club’s massive financial crisis left the team without registration for the upcoming season, and Rangers were forced to reapply for entrance into the Scottish Football League. Despite finishing second in 2011-12 – and having won the championship a record 54 times – Rangers will have to start from the beginning. Like all new teams. Just a stab in the dark here, but something tells me these games are going to be amazing to watch […]

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FA Cup final: Chelsea vs Liverpool, with Europe on the line

Soccer fans are in for an intense double dose of Chelsea vs Liverpool this week, as the Premier League heavyweights face-off for the FA Cup title on Saturday, May 5 and league standings on Tuesday, May 8. The rise of Manchester City and Tottenham over the last two seasons, along with the amazing success of perennial underdog Everton, has shaken up the EPL’s Top Four ranks. Chelsea, the 2010 league champions and 2011 runners-up, have fallen to sixth place with 61 points. The table is tight between third and sixth place, so there is a remote chance that the Blues […]

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Barcelona vs Chelsea in surprising Champions League Semifinal 2nd leg

Apologies, soccer fans, for not posting this amazingly awesome tv schedule blog last week. We’re back on track just in time for the second leg of the 2012 Champions League semifinals. The first leg ended in two unexpected upsets, putting both Spanish superclubs in danger of missing out on the final. Chelsea held off Barcelona to win 1-0, while Bayern Munich aufed Real Madrid 2-1 with a dramatic 90th-minute goal. The teams face each other again midweek: • Barcelona vs Chelsea on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00p (Fox Soccer) • Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich on Wednesday, April 25 at […]

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Napoli vs Chelsea in Champions League, FA Cup and more soccer on tv

Soccer News of the Week: * AC Milan firmly walloped Arsenal in Champions League play on Wednesday, defeating the Premier League side 4-0. Arsenal are close to an early exit from the tournament – they’ll need to pull off a similar rout of their own in their second Round of 16 match against AC Milan on March 6. This has been a crap year for the English teams in the CL. Both Manchester City and Manchester United failed to make it out of the Group Stage. Chelsea are now the EPL’s best hope for European glory. The Blues face Napoli […]

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Manchester United vs. Bolton and more soccer on tv this week

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern. Soccer News of the Week * Brazil will play an exhibition game against the United States on May 30 or 31, as part of a three-game U.S. trip, which includes games against Mexico and Argentina. The Americans haven’t beat Brazil in four straight meetings, falling 2-0 at their last match in August 2010. The USMNT is also set for three winter friendlies – against Venezuela on Jan. 21 in Arizona, in Panama Jan. 25 and in Italy on Feb. 29, […]

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Carling Cup Semifinals and FA Cup Third Round soccer on TV

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern. Soccer News of the Week: * Just when you thought Tim Howard couldn’t be more awesome, the goalkeeper extraordinaire for Everton and the USMNT actually scored a bloody goal! Windy conditions helped lift and twist a long ball Howard cleared from his own box over the head of a surprised Bolton keeper during Wednesday’s Premier League match. Howard didn’t look too happy about the feat, and explained his subdued reaction to Sky Sports: “I was delighted that we were in […]

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Where to watch soccer 12/30/11 to 1/5/12

Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern. Soccer News of the Week * The January transfer window opens shortly for the world’s top leagues and some high-profile moves are rumored. David Beckham is preparing for a possible move to Paris-St. Germain, Bolton’s Gary Cahill will likely sign with Chelsea and Thierry Henry looks to be heading back to Arsenal for a 2-month loan spell. * Carlos Ancelotti is the new head coach of Paris-St. Germain. The former AC Milan and Chelsea manager signed a two-and-a-half year deal […]

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Where to watch soccer 10/28/2011 to 11/3/2011

By Athena Voulgaropoulos Follow @ChannelGuideAV Where to watch the best soccer games on US television networks, including ESPN, Fox Soccer and Telefutura. All times Eastern. Quick Hits: * MLS Playoffs Begin! New York Red Bulls defeated FC Dallas 2-0 and Colorado Rapids topped the Columbus Crew 1-0 in the Wildcard Series. Conference Semifinals (Oct 29-Nov 3), Conference Finals (Nov 6) and MLS Cup 2011 (Nov 20) * MLS Goal of the Year voting is open. Click here to choose your favorite. * Manchester United suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss to crosstown rivals Manchester City. The last time the Premier League […]