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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 22, 2010

SOCCER ON THE BOX: Soccer on TV this Weekend

It’s really a can’t miss weekend on the box. MLS Week 9, Summer Friendlies, International Friendlies, the 2nd Leg of Mexican League Final.

Oh, and did I mention the 2010 Champions League Final featuring Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan up against Bayern Munich, managed by the ‘Special One’s’ former mentor, Louis Van Gaal’s. There is no shortage of drama surrounding this Final, taking place on a Saturday for the first time in the history of the competition. It really is must see TV for any fan of the game, and a (more…)

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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