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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 – 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

SOCCER ON THE BOX: Soccer on TV this Weekend

May 28, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX: Soccer on TV this Weekend

Tons of World Cup tune-ups on the box this weekend, but don’t bother looking for the Ireland v Algeria match on the ‘ol Box, because you won’t find it.

Why didn’t any network pay for the rights to show American fans a rare glimpse an unknown Group C team? Plus, I just want to see Ireland play, stupid Thierry Henry. Very frustrating.

Other tune-ups include the US v Turkey on Saturday in a match that not only will be the last on American soil until after the World Cup, but it will be the first time we might see the United States play at ‘Fully Armed and Operational’ levels.

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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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SOCCER ON THE BOX – YOUR TV WEEKEND

May 7, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX – YOUR TV WEEKEND

The Premiership comes to a close on Sunday, and barring some kind of disaster for Chelsea, the title will go to the Blues. Tottenham has locked up 4th place and the final Champions League spot and can even seize 3rd place from Arsenal with a win on Sunday and a Gunner loss at Europa Cup Finalists Fulham at the Emirates. The rest of the drama has been sorted, even the relegation battles.

More exciting is the Championship Promotion Playoffs, the 1st Legs of which take place this weekend.  Frustratingly the Sunday match between Leicester City and Cardiff City doesn’t seem to be available to watch anywhere in the States (If I find out any information regarding this I will post it as soon as possible). The Saturday match featuring Blackpool hosting Nottingham Forest will be shown on Fox Soccer Plus, and if you can watch it, I wholeheartedly recommend doing just that. I strongly believe that the promotion playoffs are the last remnants of truly English Football, something that gets lost in the Premier League.  The playoffs are always entertaining for the neutral and nerve-racking for the fan of any club involved. The prize? Playing in the most entertaining, powerful, lucrative and renowned leagues on the planet, in any sport.

There is a shinny trophy and a truck-load of cash too.

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SOCCER ON THE BOX THIS WEEKEND

April 30, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX THIS WEEKEND

Another full slate of eight MLS matches on one day. Who would have thought that back in 1996? Quite a few fascinating fixtures in store for the MLS viewer this week, which is must see TV?

Can Seattle-Columbus be an MLS Cup Preview? Chicago-Chivas and Houston-Kansas City could also be fun.

Virtually every European League is involved in a tight race at the top, there really is no one fixture that stands out above the rest, but for those of you that get Fox Soccer Channel Plus, don’t miss Liverpool-Chelsea on Sunday. Can Liverpool at least play the role of spoiler without bungling it? Man City-Aston Villa could have something to say about the final Champions League spot.

In Mexico, the Playoffs begin this weekend, so… um… yeah, you’re right, just tune in for the Final in a few weeks. No. I kid. Check the Morelia-Chivas for some high-fouling fun and speaking of fouls. Twenty-two year old American Jose Francisco Torres will be on display for Pachuca versus Monterrey. Torres and Pachuca have just won their third CONCACAF Crown in four years. You may as well watch, someone has to and it’s not likely to be Bob Bradley (zing!).

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