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MLS Game Tape Delayed By Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Show

Yu Gi Oh MLS Game Tape Delayed By Yu Gi Oh! TV Show

Today’s MLS game between Toronto FC and Real Salt Lake isn’t going to be shown live on television in Utah because, wait for it, the local TV station is going to air an episode of the children’s cartoon Yu-Gi-Oh! instead.

Toronto against Real Salt Lake kicked off at 1pm ET and is being shown live on Canadian TV channel TSN. But if you live in Utah, the local TV station has to show three hours of continuous children’s programming (per the FCC), which means that the Real Salt Lake game will be shown on tape delay an hour after it kicks off.

You’ve got to “love” local programming!

H/T FOX Soccer Blog.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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3 Responses to MLS Game Tape Delayed By Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Show

  1. brn442 says:

    Any match that features Toronto FC, should be considered children’s programming.

    But seriously – if it’s an FCC mandate, what can they do.

  2. Smokey Bacon says:

    Soccer on the local channels will never make it in the USA because of this sort of stuff. The local channels just don’t care. It’s all about advertising revenues and if a kids cartoon rakes in more than a MLS game then there is only one winner.

    Soccer is better off on a dedicated sports channel. The coverage is invariably better and it is less likely to be interrupted by storm warnings or cut to make way for truck racing.

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