Busy Day at MLS Talk

  • We’ll have more analysis of the US current World Cup Qualifying campaign and a look at the daunting stretch facing the US this summer later today.
  • The CONCACAF  Gold Cup Draw is today.
  • I will be on a conference call with FSC later today to officially unveil the Champions League coverage plans. The AP reports than FSC will show two matches a week during the group stage with FSN showing one match on a Tuesday, for every match day including knock out rounds. FX will air the final.  Setanta will continue to subcontract Champions League matches this go round from FSC as it has in the past from ESPN.
  • We’re recording a post CONCACAF qualifying podcast today for MLS Talk. The show will be released late today or tomorrow.
  • Working on a preview of next week’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg between the Puerto Rico Islanders and Cruz Azul.
  • We’ll have a look at Honduras success in Qualifying thus far, and look ahead for CONCACAF’s emerging power in the next few days.

8 thoughts on “Busy Day at MLS Talk”

  1. So … FSC live Tues and Wed, FSN live Tue, Setanta live Tue and Wed = 5 live games, one more than previous setup, correct?

  2. Yup, Eric. Correct. 5 games now instead of four which is a good deal for everyone is you get FSC. If you don’t have anything above basic cable and Setanta Broadband you’ll get one game week as opposed to two currently on ESPN2. FSN all toll, I believe is in as many homes as ESPN2. Remember some non FSN affiliates like Comcast Sports Net Philly, DC and Bay Area have a contract to air certain FSN programs, and assume that would include this package.

  3. Sounds like great fun. Looking forward to it all. You forgot to mention watching the MLS on ESPN tonight with the Crew v. RSL. Really what a great time for soccer. No wonder soccer just wraps you up.

    BTW, bad news for Chicago Fire fans like myself with tickets for the opener this Sunday. Weather forecast is for WET SNOW.

    Think there is any chance that Altidore starts for his club soon?

  4. How did Wilson Palacios look?

    He’s having an excellent club season, I’m wondering if it’s carrying over to these games.

  5. Heard the new pod with Trecker last night. Some of your best stuff ever on all topics but how did you guys miss talking about Altidore. Major oversight. It was nice to hear Jamie speak kindly on the MLS and I think he is right on target with the US soccer fan being a bit worn out by the time it comes to Saturday night MLS games. I noted the same thing yesterday that the US soccer fan has so much too chose from that it’s sometimes hard to tune into a MLS match.

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