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Archives: ESPN

What a Typical Saturday Looks Like For a European Soccer Fan in the U.S.

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you want an idea of what a somewhat typical Saturday looks like for a soccer fan who lives in the United States and who follows European soccer, take a peek at the above image and click on it for … Continue reading

Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more than 1.6 million for a recent Premier League match. Along the way, … Continue reading

A Television Guide To The MLS Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Earl Reed

 Tomorrow, the meat of the MLS Cup Playoffs begin, and we can look forward to seeing all of the matches televised. Some of us, that is. ESPN publicized their plans for the Quarterfinals today. ESPN2 will be airing both legs … Continue reading

ESPN2′s Coverage of Liverpool Against Man Utd Nets 456,000 Viewers

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN and FOX are not only competitive when it comes to bidding for World Cup TV rights. They’re also very competitive in the TV ratings game, namely the number of viewers watching Premier League matches on U.S. television. EPL Talk … Continue reading

Debut of ESPN Arena: A Jaw-dropping Virtual Soccer Analysis System On TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN UK will today premiere a jaw-dropping virtual soccer analysis system named ESPN Arena during the Chelsea against Everton game (only on UK TV). The augmented reality system will allow ESPN pundits such as Kevin Keegan and Craig Burley to … Continue reading

Opinion: JP Dellacamera’s Loyalty To ESPN Was Never Returned

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein
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The moment has finally come. After so many years of loyalty to ESPN, J.P. Dellacamera has been shown the door after the World Wide Leader in Sports refused to pick up his option and decided to go a different route. … Continue reading

How to Improve The MLS TV Playoff Experience

Posted on by Robert Hay

I want to begin by stating that I am a fan of the current MLS playoffs and in general I enjoy the way Major League Soccer organizes them.  Like all MLS fans, I have things I love and things I … Continue reading

Post-World Cup Exposes Weaknesses of US Soccer Commentators

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The one thing that the preseason friendlies have revealed to me thus far is the enormous drop off in talent between the commentary teams that we were spoilt with during the World Cup to the B-level of talent we witnessed … Continue reading

Roberto Martinez Shines For ESPN In World Cup Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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There has been a lot to be thankful to ESPN for during their 2010 World Cup coverage this summer, but the most significant contribution – by far – has been the rise of Roberto Martinez in the role of ESPN … Continue reading

ESPN Deportes Scores Big with El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Last Saturday’s telecast of El Clásico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu was the highest-rated and most-watched program on Spanish-language cable television this year. El Clásico was seen on ESPN Deportes by an average of … Continue reading