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Archives: FOX Soccer

FOX Sports hires John Strong as commentator to boost its soccer coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has hired John Strong as a full-time commentator to beef up its soccer coverage in 2015 and beyond. Strong, who has been unanimously heralded by experts as one of the most talented American presenters and commentators on soccer, … Continue reading

FOX Sports Debuts First 2015 Women’s World Cup Ad [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has released its first video to promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and it’s typical FOX. Twenty four teams from around the world will compete in the tournament hosted in Canada this summer, but after watching FOX’s video … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Begins 2015 Just The Way They Did in 2014 With Vast Improvement Needed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After signing Alexi Lalas to a lucrative contract as the newest addition to FOX Sports, you would have hoped that the addition of the Hall of Famer would have boosted FOX’s overall quality of its first soccer broadcast of 2015. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Saturday FA Cup Third Round Matches: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The 2014/15 FA Cup tournament is the 134th year the world’s oldest knockout competition is taking place. While most of the mouthwatering FA Cup fixtures happen tomorrow through Tuesday, there are some standout games today where we could have some upsets … Continue reading

Report Card for FOX Sports’ MultiMatch 90 Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Now that the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League is over until the Knockout Round kicks off in February, it’s perfect timing to give a report card for FOX’s new soccer TV experience called MultiMatch 90, which was quietly debuted in … Continue reading

FOX Sports Announce Coverage For The 2015 Women’s World Cup

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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The 2015 Women’s World Cup will feature many firsts. The first time a senior tournament will be played on turf, the first time an expanded field of 24 teams will play in Canada and the first time in 11 years … Continue reading

Soccer Analyst Alexi Lalas Joins FOX Sports From ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alexi Lalas, the soccer analyst that people either love or hate, will make his FOX Sports debut in January after leaving ESPN at the end of this month. As we reported in October (along with Awful Announcing), Lalas joins host … Continue reading

MLS TV Coverage in 2015: Will FOX and ESPN Be Able to Match NBC’s Perfectionism?

Posted on by Abe Asher
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NBC broadcasted their final MLS game, the second leg of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution. It was a fittingly great game for a network that raised the bar of MLS coverage … Continue reading

Cameron Joins NBCSN, McBride Leaving FOX, ESPN Renews Twellman Contract & FOX Announces WWC Draw Details

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s been a busy week in the world of soccer broadcasting in the United States with several important announcements that will impact the viewing experience Stateside. Geoff Cameron Joins NBCSN U.S. Men’s National Team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron … Continue reading

A Comprehensive Guide To English Soccer TV Commentators and Co-Commentators

Posted on by Chris Moore
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One of the often-overlooked reasons why the Premier League is the world’s most popular sports league is the expertise of the commentators. Whether it’s the commentators or co-commentators (aka color commentators), the men bring the Premier League to life in … Continue reading

How to Watch Champions League for Free With FOX Sports GO

Posted on by Chris Moore
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One of the biggest secrets at FOX Sports is their free and seldom-promoted FOX Sports GO app, not to be confused with their FOX Soccer 2GO service, which is a different streaming product. With FOX Sports GO, you can watch … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas And Brad Friedel Close to Joining FOX Sports, Says Source

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATE (December 9, 2014): FOX Sports has confirmed that Brad Friedel will join the broadcaster as an analyst in 2015. FOX Sports is close to finalizing deals to acquire Alexi Lalas and Brad Friedel as its newest soccer analysts, says a … Continue reading

FOX Sports Making Baby Steps to Improve Its Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of FOX Sports’ poor soccer coverage during the past two years where they’ve committed a catalog of mistakes and thumbed its noses at its core soccer audience. Thankfully, FOX Sports is beginning to see the … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Quitting Role As Lead Commentator Is a Victory For Soccer Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson has decided to step down from his role as the lead soccer commentator for FOX Sports, and will return to announcing college football and college basketball, according to a report by SI.com. The news will come as a victory … Continue reading

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