Fox Soccer Channel Announces Summer Lineup

Jamie Smith (green and white hoops shirt) of Celtic is tripped up by Rio Ferdinand (red shirt) of Manchester United

The summer’s marquee event is obviously the World Cup but after the final on July 11 many of Europe’s top clubs kick off their preseason preparations. Many of these clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and AC Milan, will tour North America playing preseason fixtures.

Last summer, Everton provided the opposition for the MLS All-Star game (this year’s responsibility of Manchester United) and Chelsea took on the Seattle Sounders  just to name a few. Many of these games were played in front of sell-out crowds despite their meaninglessness and acted as a gauge of just how much the sport has grown on this side of the pond.

On top of their scheduled MLS coverage Fox Soccer Channel has announced that they will broadcast several of these preseason fixtures.  Be sure to stay tuned to for full coverage as some of the world’s top teams come to America’s shores.

Match Date On-Air Time
New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. Juventus (ITA)* Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:00 p.m. ET
England vs. Mexico* Monday, May 24, 2010 3:00 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders FC (USA) vs. Boca Juniors (ARG)* Wed., May 26, 2010 10:30 p.m. ET
England vs. Japan* Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:00 p.m. ET
Chicago Fire (USA) vs. AC Milan (ITA)* Sunday, May 30, 2010 8:30 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders FC (USA) vs. Celtic FC (SCO)* Sunday, July 18, 2010 3:00 p.m. ET
New York Thursday, July 22 to TBD
Football Challenge Sunday, July 25, 2010 TBD
Kansas City Wizards (USA) vs. Manchester United (ENG)* Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:00 p.m. ET

*Available in high-definition

Note: New York Football Challenge features the New York Red Bulls (USA), Manchester City (ENG), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) and Sporting Lisbon (POR)

8 thoughts on “Fox Soccer Channel Announces Summer Lineup”

  1. Anyone know what FSC+’s going to do in the offseason? I know they’re going to have some of the June International Tests (Rugby), etcetera..

  2. Note on the England-Mexico game tomorrow:

    If you don’t get FSC in hi-def, check the Spanish stations. You will almost certainly find a hi-def picture, even if you can’t understand the commentary.

    1. nick,

      Yes, a TON of Int’l friendlies, including the 3 U.S. matches, pre-World Cup will be online. There are too many to list, go to and check the schedule.

  3. After attending the Sister Cities International Cup in Chicago yesterday I must conclude again that the wiser consumer should just watch these friendlies on tv. The final in Chicago last night featured PSG v. Red Star Belgrade. Now if you saw this match in Europa Cup broadcast in February it would be great. Last night in Chicago until the very end it was a bore! The Fire gave no effort in the earlier game. That is the way most of the friendlies I have attended turn out with real exception. Man U. was one of the big offenders btw of not bringing their talent and I believe that already this year Ferguson has said he is keeping at home the players who go to the World Cup. So, thanks to FSC for saving us a lot of cash in seeing a glorified practice session. However I will be seeing AC Milan take on the Fire next week, but it was in my season ticket package.

  4. That is still to bad that myself and my fellow DirecTV customers still don’t have Fox Soccer Channel in HD yet. Hopefully that changes soon, but I doubt it.

  5. Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus are a disgrace. Two — TWO — World Cup warm-up matches? For $15 a month? What a joke. I miss Setanta more and more every day.

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