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Archives: FOX Soccer

Interview With Nick Webster, Host of the World Soccer Talk Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Nick Webster, one of the pioneers at Fox Soccer Channel, recently joined World Soccer Talk as the new host of the weekly podcast (and the longest running soccer podcast on the planet). Here’s our interview with Nick to learn more … Continue reading

Why FOX’s TV Coverage of the Women’s World Cup May Be Doomed

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Confidence in FOX Sports’ expected level of coverage for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and men’s World Cup 2018/2022 is already at a low. I won’t rehash the reasons why (although there is extensive coverage of it on World Soccer … Continue reading

Dutch Eredivisie Starts 2014-15 Season Without a Home On US TV

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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This weekend marks the start of the new Dutch Eredivisie season and there is a conspicuous absence of coverage on US TV. ESPN has held the rights to the league since the 2008-09 season. Prior to that saw the now … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of FOX Sports’ International Champions Cup TV Coverage

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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With the 2014 edition of the Guinness International Champions Cup now completed, it’s time to look at what FOX Sports’ coverage was like during the tournament. Certainly, there were some good points but not surprisingly, given FOX’s track record of … Continue reading

FOX Sports Delivers Cheap Tricks In Its Coverage of Liverpool-Manchester City Game

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has been using the International Champions Cup as a testing ground for a whole host of changes in its soccer coverage during the past week. Most of them, so far, have been poor. But tonight’s coverage of the … Continue reading

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

Dave O’Brien Says He’s Envious Of What FOX is Doing For Gus Johnson

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Dave O’Brien, ESPN’s lead soccer commentator for World Cup 2006, says that the USA games in the 2014 World Cup should have been announced by an American voice, and that he’s envious of what FOX Sports is doing with Gus … Continue reading

1.9 Million Viewers Watch 2014 UEFA Champions League Final On FOX

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The US TV viewing numbers are in for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The match was televised live on FOX, the free over-the-air network, and was watched by an average of 1.9 million … Continue reading

From Bad to Worse, Gus Johnson and FOX Sports’ Coverage of Champions League Sinks to a New Low

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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During the past two weeks, FOX Sports’ PR representatives have been busy at work securing interviews with top media outlets such as Esquire, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, New York Post and, bizarrely, Rolling Stone. Their mission was to generate positive … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Plus Has Become Completely Irrelevant to Soccer Fans

Posted on by Fernando de Leon
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With all of the focus on FOX Sports 1 and the dismal ratings on FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus has gotten lost in the shuffle. The channel has seemingly become the red headed stepchild at FOX Sports. With all … Continue reading

MLS And US Soccer to Announce $90 Million Per Season TV Deal With FOX, ESPN and Univision

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Major League Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation are set to announce an eight-year contract with ESPN and FOX Sports today at 1pm ET. The multi-network contract is said to be valued at $75 million a year between both … Continue reading

As Bad As It Is, FOX Sports’ Soccer Coverage Is Here To Stay

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Here’s a statement that may send shockwaves throughout the United States soccer-loving community: FOX is not good at covering soccer. Although FOX has played a major role in the growth of soccer in the States for many years, their coverage … Continue reading

Gus Johnson is Just the Start of FOX Sports’ Soccer Issues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson is the least of FOX Sports’ issues with its soccer coverage. With just over one year to go before the network begins its broadcast of a worldwide soccer event — the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup — FOX … Continue reading

The Dumbing Down Of Soccer Announcing By Gus Johnson and FOX Sports

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last season, it was the Gus Johnson Experiment, with FOX Soccer throwing basketball announcer Gus Johnson into the deep end to announce several high-profile European soccer games for US television. The “car crash” was filled with numerous mistakes, with Johnson … Continue reading

Gus Johnson To Commentate UEFA Champions League Game On April Fools’ Day

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson, “one of the best soccer commentators in the world” according to a FOX Sports pundit, is scheduled to make his return to the soccer airwaves on April 1 to announce the UEFA Champions League game between Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Barcelona-Manchester City Sets Record For Most-Watched Soccer Game On FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League broadcast of Barcelona against Manchester City set a record for the most-watched soccer game on FOX Sports 1 to date, with 420,000 viewers tuning in to see Barca win 2-1. That compares to Tuesday’s broadcast of … Continue reading

Warren Barton Says That Gus Johnson Is One of the Best Soccer Commentators In The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports soccer pundit Warren Barton says that Gus Johnson is one of the best soccer commentators in the world. Johnson, who has only been commentating soccer games on TV for one year, is “as good as anybody in the … Continue reading

Soccer Fans, Prevent Spoilers and Annoying Tickers With TickerBlocker

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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We all love watching soccer, but many of you will agree that two of the most annoying aspects of watching the sport on television in the United States are 1) poor commentary by the play-by-play announcers, and/or 2) the tickers … Continue reading

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