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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 6-7-2010

June 7, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 6-7-2010

CELTIC MATCH AT FENWAY PARK CONFIRMED

The long rumored Celtic match at Fenway Park is now official.

The Fenway Football Challenge will see Scottish powerhouse Glasgow Celtic take on Sporting CP of Portugal on July 21 at 8pm ET. The match, which will be the 19th soccer match to be played at the ballpark, will be televised locally by sports network NESN.

Tickets will range from $20-$120 and go on sale at noon on June 22.

CLUB AMERICA TO PLAY CRUZ AZUL IN ADDITION TO MAN CITY AND PORTSMOUTH

The ‘Clasico Joven’ is coming to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California this summer as two Mexico City super clubs will renew their rivalry on July 10, the day before the 2010 World Cup Final.

The ‘Young Classic’ is the Mexico City derby between Club America and Cruz Azul, but that derby will be transplanted to the Los Angeles area to be contested in front on 90,000+ ex-patriot Mexicans.

America has already scheduled a July 14 match against English side Portsmouth in San Diego and a July 28 match against Manchester City in Atlanta.

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SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS WEEKEND

June 3, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS WEEKEND

ESPN2 to provide 24 straight hours of World Cup Pre-game

World Cup coverage will start a day early on ESPN2, next week as the channel will be offering a 24 hour pregame. That is straight World Cup coverage, discussion, documentaries, interviews and even a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira. Well done ESPN2.

MLS in talks with cable channel Versus

Major League Soccer’s deal with Fox Soccer Channel is up at the end of this season and league officials have met with exec’s from Comcast owned sports network Versus. It is certainly to early to tell if MLS is courting other broadcast partners to influence later negotiations with Fox, which currently has rights to MLS games as well as matches organized by the MLS owned Soccer United Marketing, or to discuss Versus’ strategy for development of the MLS and it’s broadcasts. Versus has certainly done a very good job for the NHL in a similar capacity. We shall see.

Soccer on TV this weekend

Certainly the match that has everyone excited, is the final tune-up for the US national team ahead of next week’s World Cup Group C opener against England on June 12.

Saturday morning’s match against Australia on ESPN2 / Galavision should be more than a final dress rehearsal for the side, it should be a good chance to see how the US’s Ultimate XI looks over 90 minutes.

In MLS action, DC and RSL renew the extra time US Open Cup thriller from Wednesday night, with RSL hoping for a different (more…)

SOCCER ON THE BOX: ESPN2 TO OFFER 24 HOUR WORLD CUP PRE-GAME

June 3, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX: ESPN2 TO OFFER 24 HOUR WORLD CUP PRE-GAME

ESPN2 will be airing an unprecedented 24 straight hours of World Cup coverage, discussion, documentaries, interviews and even a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira.

SCHEDULE FOR ESPN2 24-HOUR PRE-GAME

ALL TIMES EASTERN

Thursday, June 10
10 am 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview
1 pm 2010 U.S. National Team Preview
2 pm 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert
5 pm SportsNation Presented by Toyota
6 pm Outside the Lines: Robben Island – A Greater Goal
6:30 pm E:60 (with in-depth profile of Clint Dempsey)
7 pm Re-air 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview
10 pm MLS Game of the Week (Seattle-DC United)
Friday, June 11
12:30 am Re-air SportsNation Presented by Toyota
1:30 am Re-air 2010 U.S. National Team Preview
2:30 am Homecoming with Rick Reilly: Landon Donovan
3:30 am The 2006 World Cup Film – The Grand Finale
6–9:30 am Mike and Mike in the Morning Presented by Progressive Insurance
9:30–10 am SportsCenter

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 6-2-2010

June 2, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 6-2-2010

FC EDMONTON SCHEDULES TWO MORE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES

Having already secured English League side Portsmouth for a match at Commonwealth Stadium on July 21, Canada’s newest professional team has added 2010 Chilean League Champion Colo Colo on June 20 at Commonwealth Stadium and Vitoria, Brazil’s oldest sporting club, on June 27 at Foote Field. Click here for more information.

PORTLAND v ATLAS

The Portland Timbers have added Mexican side Club Atlas to a summer friendly lineup that already included Manchester City and Boca Juniors.

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SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS MIDWEEK

June 1, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – SOCCER ON TV THIS MIDWEEK

ALL TIMES EASTERN

MLS MATCHES IN BOLD

TUESDAY, June 1

2:15pm – International Friendly SWITZERLAND-COSTA RICA (live) ESPN3

2:30pm – International Friendly NETHERLANDS-GHANA (live) ESPN3

2:30pm – International Friendly NETHERLANDS-GHANA (live) ESPN Deportes

2:30pm – International Friendly PORTUGAL-CAMEROON (live) GOLTV

WEDNESDAY, June 2

12:30pm – International Friendly GREECE-PARAGUAY (live) ESPN3

2:30pm – International Friendly POLAND-SERBIA (live) ESPN3

7:30pm – Major League Soccer NEW YORK-HOUSTON (live) MLSDK

8pm – Columbia JUNIOR-LA EQUIDAD (live) GOLTV

10pm – Major League Soccer SAN JOSE-COLUMBUS (live) MLSDK

THURSDAY, June 3

Noon – International Friendly SPAIN-SOUTH KOREA (live) ESPN Deportes

Noon – International Friendly SPAIN-SOUTH KOREA (live) ESPN3

1:00pm – International Friendly MEXICO-ITALY (live) TELEMUNDO

2:30pm – International Friendly GERMANY-BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA (live) GOLTV

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-30-2010

May 30, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-30-2010

PORTLAND v ATLAS

The Portland Timbers have added Mexican side Club Atlas to a summer friendly lineup that already includes Manchester City and Boca Juniors.

The Mexico City based Atlas, who finished 10th in the 2010 Bicentario, will at take on the Timbers at PGE Park on Sunday, July 11, at 6 p.m local time.

PORTSMOUTH FC

Recently relegated Portsmouth, who will be coming to the Americas for the first time since going to South America in 1951, will be playing against Mexican perennial power Club America on July 14 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, then head north of the border to plat the an Edmonton FC Select XI on July 21 before shifting to the East Coast to meet DC United at RFK Stadium on July 24.

UPDATES ARE IN BOLD

ALL TIMES EASTERN

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-28-2010

May 28, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-27-2010

PORTSMOUTH FC TO PLAY CLUB AMERICA, FC EDMONTON AND DC UNITED

Portsmouth, who will be coming to the Americas for the first time since going to South America in 1951, will be playing against Mexican perennial power Club America on July 14 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, then head north of the border to plat the an Edmonton FC Select XI on July 21 before shifting to the East Coast to meet DC United at RFK Stadium on July 24.

After a season that must go on record as one of the worst in the history 112 year history of Portsmouth FC, the newly relegated club is set to tour North America in preparation for the 2010-11 season in the Football League  Championship.

Portsmouth has gone almost $200 million into debt, they’ve gone into administration, had 12 points deducted from their 2009-10 season, were relegated, had to sell off their players, and lost their manager… all in one season. Oh, and against all the odds Pompey made it to the FA Cup Final.

UPDATES ARE IN BOLD

ALL TIMES EASTERN

MAY

May 29 – Portland Timbers v Boca Juniors, PGE Park, Portland OR 10pm (FOX SPORTS NORTHWEST)

May 30 – Chicago Fire v AC Milan, Toyota Park, Chicago IL 8:30PM (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL – Note: Pregame begins at 8ET)

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-27-2010

May 27, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-27-2010

TV UPDATE – Portland v Boca Juniors on Saturday May 29, will be aired on local Fox Sports Northwest as the opening half of a double header with the Colorado v Seattle Major League Soccer battle being shown on delay directly after the friendly.

UPDATES ARE IN BOLD

ALL TIMES EASTERN

MAY

May 29 – Portland Timbers v Boca Juniors, PGE Park, Portland OR 10pm (FOX SPORTS NORTHWEST)
May 30 – Chicago Fire v AC Milan, Toyota Park, Chicago IL 8:30PM (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL – Note: Pregame begins at 8ET)

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LANDON DONOVAN – ESPN ADVERT

May 27, 2010

LANDON DONOVAN – ESPN ADVERT

BRADLEY TO ANNOUNCE 23-MAN US TEAM AT 1PM ET ON ESPN

May 26, 2010

BRADLEY TO ANNOUNCE 23-MAN US TEAM AT 1PM ET ON ESPN

United States National Team coach Bob Bradley will announce his 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup during the 1pm ET SportsCenter on ESPN.

The 23 players that have been named to the roster will be in attendance.

The United States 2010 World Cup team will them resume training at Princeton NJ ahead of Saturday’s match against Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA.

The team leaves for South Africa on Sunday and begins training at Irene Country Lodge between Johannesburg and Pretoria at an altitude of 4,000 ft.

The States will take on Australia in it’s final World Cup tune-up on Saturday, June 5 at Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort, South Africa.

Once there, the team will back off on physical prep while getting acclimated to the altitude at its Pretoria base (altitude: 4,000 feet).

SOCCER ON THE BOX – Soccer on TV this Week

May 25, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – Soccer on TV this Week

The big match of this mid-week is the US against the Czech Republic tonight. With Bob Bradley set to name his 23-man World Cup Roster tomorrow, this match will be the last chance for many of the bubble players in the United States 30-man camp. Previews for the US v Czech Republic match can be found here.

Mexico keeps up it’s intense World Cup preparations Wednesday as they take on the Netherlands in Germany. Mexico’s build up schedule has been packed with matches (this will be El Tri’s 6th match in May), and yet it still seems Javier Aguirre still seems unsure of the direction he wants this team to take. The Dutch, on the other hand haven’t played a match since the March encounter with the United States.

Amidst a few intriguing World Cup tune-up matches this week, don’t overlook the domestic game. Chicago Fire v FC Dallas should provide an intriguing encounter on the Major League Soccer schedule. the match, on ESPN2 Thursday Night, features two teams that face more questions than answers going into Week 10.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-25-2010

May 25, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-25-2010

INTER MILAN TO PLAY FC DALLAS AND LA GALAXY

Newly crowned Champions of Europe, Inter Milan will play FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco Texas on August 5th and the Los Angeles Galaxy on August 7 at the Home Depot Center in Carson California.

Treble winning Inter, who also play Manchester City at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore on July 31 will add Dallas to their summer tour in preparation for their Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League titles.

UPDATES ARE IN BOLD

ALL TIMES EASTERN

MAY

May 25 – Fiorentina v Juventus, Rogers Centre, Toronto ON

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Fox Soccer Channel Expands Coverage of Summer Friendlies

May 24, 2010

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL EXPANDS COVERAGE OF SUMMER FRIENDLIES

MAY MATCHES

Fox Soccer Channel has lined up a tasty menu of Summer Friendlies. This week the network will show both the Seattle
Sounders v Boca Juniors from Qwest Field on Wednesday and Chicago Fire v AC Milan from Toyota Park on Sunday.

Both matches are scheduled to be shown LIVE on the channel.

The Boca-Sounders match, which kicks off at 10:30pm ET (7:30 PT), will be the second summer friendly to air on FSC after the New York Red Bull v Juventus match, which aired on Sunday.

Next Sunday’s Fire-Milan match, which kicks off at 8:30pm ET will feature a half hour pre-match show beginning at 8pm ET.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-24-2010

May 24, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-20-2010

INTER MILAN TO PLAY FC DALLAS

Newly crowned Champions of Europe, Inter Milan will play FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco Texas on August 5th at 9pm ET.

Treble winning Inter, who also play Manchester City at M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore on July 31 will add Dallas to their summer tour in preparation for their Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League titles.

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL TO AIR SUMMER FRIENDLIES

Fox Soccer Channel has lined up a tasty menu of Summer Friendlies. This week the network will show both the Seattle
Sounders v Boca Juniors on Wednesday and Chicago Fire v AC Milan on Sunday. The Fire-Milan match will feature a half hour pregame.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: FSC to Air Seattle v Boca and Chicago v Milan

May 23, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: FSC to Air Seattle Sounders v Boca Juniors and Chicago Fire v AC Milan

Fox Soccer Channel will be airing two more of the May Summer friendlies this week. The all-soccer network will show Seattle Sounders v Boca Juniors and Chicago Fire v AC Milan.

Both matches are scheduled to be shown LIVE on the channel and the Chicago v Milan match is to have a half hour pre-match show.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: RED BULL v JUVENTUS STARTING LINEUPS/BENCHES

May 23, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: RED BULL v JUVENTUS STARTING LINEUPS/BENCHES

1pm ET / 10am PT – Red Bulls v Juventus – Fox Soccer Channel

Starting Line-ups have been released for the Red Bull-Juventus match about to kick off at Red Bull Arena. Three huge names (and Designated Player targets) in the starting line-ups for Juventus, in Diego, David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero.

NEW YORK RED BULLS

——————Chinn——–Wolyniec————–

Hall——–Ubiparipovic———-Tchani——–Garcia

Borman———Clebao———Mendes————Sassano

———————Sutton—————————

Subs: Coundoul, Albright, Petke, Ream, Miller, Richards, Stammler, Angel

JUVENTUS FC

—————-Del Piero———–Trezeguet—————

Padoin————-Marrone——-Diego—————Candreva

Grosso———–Brandao———Bernardini————-Zebina

———————–Manninger——————————

Subs: Bardi, Salihamidzic, Amauri, Grygera, Ekdal, Paolucci, de Ceglie, Falque, Esposito, Bellacastro, Raffaele

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-20-2010

May 20, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-20-2010

Portland add Boca Juniors, Red Bull adds Cruzeiro.  TV for Red Bell v Juventus and Galaxy v Boca.

MATCHES IN BOLD ARE UPDATES

MAY

May 19-22 – CHICAGO SISTER CITIES CUP – Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Chicago Fire, Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw, Red Star Belgrade

May 19 – New England Revolution v Benfica, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA

May 23 – Montreal Impact v Fiorentina, Saputo Stadium, Montreal QB

May 23 – New York Red Bull v Juventus, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

May 23 – Los Angeles Galaxy v Boca Juniors, Home Depot Center, Carson CA (FOX SPORTS WEST / GALAVISION)

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: BOCA ANNOUNCE ROSTER, LEAVE STARS AT HOME

May 19, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: BOCA ANNOUNCE ROSTER, LEAVE STARS AT HOME

Boca juniors Head coach Roberto Pompei announced his travel roster for Boca Juniors matches against Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers on Wednesday, but at the same time news was released that Juan Roman Riquelme has had surgery on his knee. A move that will prevent him from playing in the early parts of next season, let alone the three match US Tour.

This will come as a blow to Galaxy fans who already were disappointed that Martin Palermo was included in the Argentina 30-man squad for the 2010 World Cup.

Galaxy fans could see an advertisement glowing over the 405 freeway, telling them to buy tickets to see Palermo and Riquelme this Saturday Night, but alas, that is not the case.

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SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-19-2010

May 19, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY CALENDAR: UPDATED 5-19-2010

MATCHES IN BOLD ARE UPDATES

MAY

May 19-22 – CHICAGO SISTER CITIES CUP – Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL

Chicago Fire, Paris-Saint Germain, Legia Warsaw, Red Star Belgrade

May 19 – New England Revolution v Benfica, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro MA

May 23 – Montreal Impact v Fiorentina, Saputo Stadium, Montreal QB

May 23 – New York Red Bull v Juventus, Red Bull Arena, Harrison NJ (FOX SOCCER CHANNEL)

May 23 – Los Angeles Galaxy v Boca Juniors, Home Depot Center, Carson CA (FOX SPORTS WEST / GALAVISION)

May 23 – Benfica v Panathinaikos, BMO Field, Toronto ON

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SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Fox Soccer Channel to air Red Bull v Juventus

May 18, 2010

SUMMER FRIENDLY UPDATE: Fox Soccer Channel to air Red Bull v Juventus

Fox Soccer Channel will air New York Red Bull v Juventus live this Sunday, May 23 at 1:00pm ET.

The match is the first of the 2010 Summer Friendlies to be broadcast and highlights a bust weekend at Red Bull Arena, which hosts Turkey and the Czech Republic on Saturday, May 22 at 12:30pm ET. that match, a rematch of the EURO 2008 battle that saw Turkey eliminate the Czechs. The International will also be aired on the Fox family, premiering on delay on Fox Soccer Plus at 6pm ET

Juventus, who finished in 7th in Serie A this season, will have a roster that features Major League Soccer Designated Player targets Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet and Diego.

The complete Juventus roster will be posted later today.