Jack Jewsbury On his 12th MLS Opening Day Saturday

Jack Jewsbury, Portland Timbers vs Chivas
Jack Jewsbury, Portland Timbers vs Chivas, Photo: Gary Sheldon | ProstAmerika.com

The Oregonian talks to Jack Jewsbury ahead of the Portland Timbers Home Opener on Saturday.

Jack Jewsbury has experienced a lot of opening days.

He spent eight years of opening days with the Kansas City Wizards. And as a veteran he worn the captain’s armband as he walked up from under the stands to the loud singing of the Timber’s Army at the Portland Timbers first home game as an MLS Franchise.

But with each passing year, those opening days become more and more meaningful for the 11-year MLS veteran.

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Game time Saturday is 9:30PM CST (turn your clocks forward afterwards) and can be seen on MLS Live. Get the annual subscription for $65, its a great value for the season especially if you have to fight for TV time at home. I watch most games on my Nexus 7 tablet (you can also use your iPhone, iPad or Android device).

Jewsbury and Portland Face LA Galaxy Sunday on NBC Sports

Jack Jewsbury, Portland Timbers vs Chivas
Jack Jewsbury, Portland Timbers vs Chivas, Photo: Gary Sheldon | ProstAmerika.com

You can catch Jack Jewsbury and the Portland Timbers live on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm. The game is being broadcast by NBC.

The team is 3rd in the Western Conference one spot ahead of the Galaxy. The difference between home playoff games and road playoff games will turn on this match. For more on the Timbers, check out this interview with Head Coach Caleb Porter. Or catch this interview with Jackie on their preparations.

For more on Jackie, check out this great video of the former Kickapoo Chief star discussing his early days as a 4 yo soccer player and his route to the pro’s that have led him to be “Captain Jack” for the Timbers. Continue reading “Jewsbury and Portland Face LA Galaxy Sunday on NBC Sports”

Sporting KC Puts on an All-Star Party

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Vahe Gregorian of the KC Star notes “Despite MLS loss, All-Star game is a success

The 2013 MLS All-Star game didn’t just affirm that for one night, anyway, Kansas City was the “soccer capital of the world,” as proclaimed on a downtown billboard.

“It was a great, great opportunity for us to showcase Sporting and Kansas City,” MLS and Sporting coach Peter Vermes said after the All-Star team’s 3-1 loss to AS Roma. “It’s not just the game on Wednesday night; it’s everything that goes along with it.”

For all of the parties and hype building up to Kansas City’s first MLS All-Star game, AS Roma took the match itself seriously. It showed. Continue reading “Sporting KC Puts on an All-Star Party”

NWSL Announces TV Schedule

fc-kansas-city-2013The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced the 2013 national TV schedule with FOX Sports Media Group to offer exclusive live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, which include the two semifinal games on August 24 and the championship game on August 31.

FOX Soccer is set to televise one game per week over the final six weeks of the season with each club appearing at least once on national television, leading up to the NWSL Playoffs.

Beginning on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. CT, FOX Soccer launches its national coverage with an East vs. West matchup between the Seattle Reign FC and Washington Spirit. Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo look to propel the Reign up the standings as they take on Canadian international Diana Matheson and fellow U.S. teammates Lori Lindsey, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris at Starfire Stadium. The two teams square-off again in a rematch on August 10 at the Maryland SoccerPlex, also live on FOX Soccer at 6 p.m. CT. Continue reading “NWSL Announces TV Schedule”