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Archives: ESPN

The Collapse of ESPN’s Soccer Empire

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The loss of Champions League rights for the United States is just the latest blow to ESPN’s once dominant position broadcasting Football in the United States. As we reported almost two weeks ago, FOX has wrestled the rights to the … Continue reading

If I Ran the MLS

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A couple weeks ago I was a guest on Mad About Futbol and the hosts asked me what I would do if I were the commissioner of the MLS. I kept my answer short and only touched on a couple … Continue reading

US-Mexico Smashes Viewership Records

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Revolution is being televised. Despite almost constant hostility from significant elements of the mainstream media (including basketball announcers on ESPN who it seem deliberately mispronounce the names of football teams and players during the lead into MLS or National … Continue reading

ESPN The Magazine just came out and in that cover we see none other than LA Laker star Kobe Bryant wearing the blaugrana colors.  Every time an athlete, actor, actress, or person in the media express either an interest or … Continue reading

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MLS Thursday is no more

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  ESPN’s Primetime MLS Thursday games failed to attract the viewership hoped by the network. Today the network announced that it is shelving the Thursday Primetime package and will mix MLS games on multiple days during the week much as … Continue reading

Bianchi To Take Managerial Role At Boca?

Posted on by Juan Arango

According to Universofutbol.com, reigning Argentine champs Boca Juniors will retain coach Carlos Ischia and will hire former coach Carlos Bianchi in a managerial role as of January. 

Time for MLS and ESPN to Make Changes Together

Posted on by Mitch Howard

In early August of 2006, it was announced that ESPN had paid for the rights to broadcast MLS.  At the announcement, officials from both sides agreed that ESPN would brand MLS with all the glory that its broadcasting style conveys to U.S. sports … Continue reading

MLS on ESPN/ABC Continues to Underwhelm

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Part of the problem Major League Soccer has on television is undoubtedly the amateur nature in which the Disney family network has treated the league for years. We’ve had shows come and go like MLS Extra Time, and MLS Soccer … Continue reading

MLS on ESPN Continues to Underwhelm

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Part of the problem Major League Soccer has on television is undoubtedly the amateur nature in which the Disney family network has treated the league for years. We’ve had shows come and go like MLS Extra Time, and MLS Soccer … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

ESPN Promotes La Liga Coverage With Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Here’s a video to get in the mood for the upcoming La Liga season that’ll begin on August 30, 2008. It’s created by ESPN and airs on the ESPN International station in Australia/New Zealand and parts the Caribbean, Central and … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: News From Baltimore

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What I’m hearing around the NCSAA Convention: The US will play a friendly in Spain right before the European Championships. Spain needs all the work they can get after a rough qualifying group. J.P. Dellacamara will be paired with John … Continue reading

Ideas for Improving ESPN’s MLS and US Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN under the stewardship of George Bodenheimer has shown more of an interest in Soccer than ever before. Bodenheimer who directs sports for ABC, and all the ESPN family of networks has admitted he’s the latest in the long line … Continue reading

ESPN Debuting Blanco Cam Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

“Blanco Cam” Debuts Tonight on ESPN 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

Beckham Debut Causes Ratings Jump

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night’s DC United-LA Galaxy match attracted a 0.8 rating on ESPN2 the highest rated MLS regular season game of the season and more than twice the normal rating for ESPN’s Thursday Night MLS package.

US-Brazil moved to ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Realizing the national buzz growing around the US U-20 team, ESPN executives have wisely made the decision to move tonight’s massive US-Brazil match to ESPN from ESPN U. The match will also be availible on ESPN 360 and ESPN HD.

US Game Tonight Moved to ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Realizing the national buzz growing around the US U-20 team, ESPN executives have wisely made the decision to move tonight’s massive US-Brazil match to ESPN from ESPN U. The match will also be availible on ESPN 360 and ESPN HD.