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Germany vs Denmark and Netherlands vs Portugal, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Germany vs Denmark: 2:45pm ET Netherlands vs Portugal: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Germany and Denmark shirts Buy Portugal and Netherlands shirts First of all, for those of you who fall into this category, Happy Father’s Day. No matter whether you’re a father or not, it’s going to be a wonderful Sunday with two massive matches today — Germany against […]

ESPN’s Euro 2012 TV Viewing Audience Figures Up 183 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

European soccer’s dominance among English-language audiences on US television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Through eight matches, ESPN’s English-language presentation of Euro 2012 is averaging 978,000 households and 1.260,000 viewers — up 172 percent and 183 percent, respectively, versus the first eight games of the UEFA EURO 2008 […]

England vs Sweden, Euro 2012: Open Thread

England vs Sweden: 3pm ET TV schedule Buy England and Sweden shirts The kickoff between England and Sweden has been delayed 15 minutes to 3pm ET due to the temporary suspension of Ukraine-France. Hopefully the weather in Kiev will be more dry than the rain-soaked Donbass Arena. England team: Hart Cole Lescott Terry Johnson Young Parker […]

Ukraine vs France, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Ukraine vs France: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Ukraine and France shirts Here we go. The final day of the second round of matches in the group stages of Euro 2012. Kicking off the first game is Ukraine against France. After Ukraine’s win against Sweden, and France’s unimpressive draw against England, it’ll be fascinating to […]

Spain vs Ireland, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Spain vs Ireland: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Spain and Ireland shirts Few things would be more satisfying to see in this Euro 2012 tournament than Ireland beating Spain. While the Spaniards are current World Cup and European champions, the Irish fans and players have the belief that they can come up big in this […]

Italy vs Croatia, Euro 2012: Open Thread

Italy vs Croatia: Noon ET TV schedule Buy Italy and Croatia shirts Kicking off the first of the two Group C games today is Italy against Croatia. The Italians are boosted after their great draw against Spain, while Croatia is flying high after defeating Ireland. Despite good starts for both teams, who will win today […]

Older Players Still Getting It Done at Euro 2012

More than ever, football is a young man’s game. Today’s footballer plays more competitive matches than his forebears; league seasons have stayed the same length, but tournaments have bloated in size. Consider that it took Liverpool only nine games to win the European Cup in 1984, but it took Chelsea […]

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Fox and ESPN Bring Their A Game To Soccer Analysis

Analyzing soccer tactics has never been a strongpoint of US television, but if you haven’t being paying attention recently, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that both Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN have made giant improvements to their coverage. At Fox Soccer Channel, Warren Barton has come into his […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]