Supporters of Premier League clubs in the United States have plenty to look forward to in the next several days and weeks starting with two special new shows from Fox Soccer Channel. Here’s more information:
- Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast two special programs on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The first, at 8pm ET, is a show called Premier League Champions Show which is a best-of show highlighting Manchester United’s incredible 2008-2009 Premier League season. The show will be followed at 9pm ET with a highlights show of the best goals scored during the 2008-09 Premiership season.
- Beginning this August, ESPN will be broadcasting its Press Pass show five days a week (on each weekday). No word yet whether this will only be available to ESPN international viewers, or whether soccer fans in the United States will be able to catch the show on ESPN 2, ESPN Classic or ESPN Soccernet.
- The organizers of this summer’s World Football Challenge, where some of the biggest clubs in the world are touring the United States to play friendlies, have created a contest to give away four prizes. Whether you’re a fan of Chelsea, Inter Milan, AC Milan or Club America, you could be one of four winners, one for each team, who will be announced July 16 and be awarded two tickets to their club’s July 26 World Football Challenge match, two club jerseys, round trip airfare for you and a guest, and two nights of accommodations. To learn how you can enter, visit the World Football Challenge contest page right now.
Thanks to reader Christopher Kull for many of the above tips. If you have your own news tips you want to share, send them to me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com