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Archives: FOX Soccer

End Is Near for FOX Soccer With FOX Sports 1 to Begin Broadcasting Soccer In August

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATED: FOX’s announcement today that its Speed Channel will be rebranded as FOX Sports 1 this August means that FOX Soccer’s days as a 24/7 soccer network are numbered. FOX Sports 1 will launch as a 24/7 sports network on … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2nd Leg Round of 16: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Manchester United has been cruising through this Premier League season with a 12-point lead at the top of the table. But today will mark their greatest test since the 2012-13 season kicked off eight months ago. Today one of the … Continue reading

Arsenal Plan £8m Summer Move for Swansea Defender Ashley Williams: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Arsenal is interested in signing Swansea City central defender Ashley Williams for £8 million this summer according to an exclusive in The Guardian by reporter Daniel Taylor. Taylor’s exclusive contains zero sources listed, no quotes (not even anonymous ones) and no evidence … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Does The Harlem Shake [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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A tip of the hat to FOX Soccer for putting together their own version of The Harlem Shake featuring several of their production team having a blast in one of the meeting rooms at FOX’s offices in Los Angeles. We’ve … Continue reading

The Piers Morgan Show On FOX Soccer: What’s Your Opinion?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Soccer is pulling out of the stops today by featuring opinionated Arsenal supporter and TV host Piers Morgan in its pre-match, half-time and post game analysis for the Tottenham Hotspur-Arsenal coverage. While I hope that the match itself will … Continue reading

Gus Johnson’s Commentating Goes From Bad to Worse On FOX Soccer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Never before has a commentator been so reliant on his co-commentator during coverage of the beautiful game on FOX Soccer. In most matches, the co-commentator adds color by occasionally sharing some analysis or bringing more insight to the game by … Continue reading

Dave O’Brien Comes Out In Support of FOX Soccer’s Gus Johnson

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Dave O’Brien, the sports announcer who still gives soccer fans nightmares after his dreadful World Cup 2006 calls, has come out in support of FOX Soccer’s Gus Johnson. The promotion of Gus Johnson to FOX Soccer’s lead commentator has been … Continue reading

FOX Soccer’s Real Madrid-Manchester United Broadcast Nets 451K Viewers

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Soccer’s live broadcast of Real Madrid against Manchester United had a viewing audience of 451,000 in the United States, according to Nielsen. The broadcast was the most-watched weekday afternoon telecast in FOX Soccer’s history. The game had a larger … Continue reading

Gus Johnson’s Arsenal-Bayern Munich Call on FOX Soccer Underwhelms

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FOX College Football & NFL on FOX Play-by-Play Announcer: Gus Johnson

Today, we heard Gus Johnson commentate his second soccer game for FOX Soccer, where he was the announcer for the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich. His performance as a commentator at the Emirates Stadium tonight showed … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Gus Johnson’s Debut as FOX Soccer’s Commentator for Real Madrid-Man United

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The main thrust of my articles last week about FOX’s appointment of Gus Johnson was whether FOX made the correct decision or not to hire the best talent available. I said that I would give Johnson a chance in his … Continue reading

NBC Sports Plans to Use Native UK Commentators for EPL Coverage, Says Source

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It’s believed that NBC Sports will use native UK announcers for its coverage of the Premier League from 2013-2016, a UK source told EPL Talk. NBC executives were in London last week to present their coverage plans to the Premier … Continue reading

Who Are Your Favorite Pundits in the Premier League?

Posted on by Matt Duncan
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Turn on your TV to watch a game anywhere in the world and the chances are that you will soon see the face of an ex-footballer attempting to share his knowledge of the game with you. Except that all too … Continue reading

The Art of Soccer Commentary And How FOX Is Breaking The Rules

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX’s decision to throw Gus Johnson into the deep end next week with the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United sends a strong message to its hardcore soccer base who have been watching the Premier League on … Continue reading

FOX Grooms Basketball Commentator to be its New Voice of Soccer

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FOX College Football & NFL on FOX Play-by-Play Announcer: Gus Johnson

FOX Soccer today announced that basketball announcer Gus Johnson will be the lead commentator for several high profile Premier League and Champions League matches over the next few months. Plus, Sports Illustrated have revealed that Johnson is being groomed by … Continue reading

‘My Beautiful Game’ Review: FOX Soccer TV Series Debuts Saturday

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FOX Soccer launches a brand-new TV series Saturday featuring some of the greatest aspects of the beautiful game of soccer. In its first episode, FOX Soccer’s My Beautiful Game features interviews with several soccer stars including Clint Dempsey, Didier Drogba, David … Continue reading

FOX Soccer May Be Turned Into an Entertainment Network, Says Report

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News Corp. may convert FOX Soccer into an entertainment network, according to a report by the LA Times. Executives at News Corp., the parent company of FOX Soccer, are reportedly discussing the possibility of turning FOX Soccer into FX2 — … Continue reading

DirecTV Moves FOX Soccer to Choice Xtra and Choice Ultimate, While ESPN3.com Adds 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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DirecTV has moved FOX Soccer from the sports pack to the more widely available Choice Xtra and Choice Ultimate packs. The move means that customers wishing to subscribe to FOX Soccer on DirecTV could save money by not needing to subscribe … Continue reading

Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers Stands by Luis Suárez After Mansfield Goal: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has come out in defense of star striker Luis Suarez saying that it’s not the job of the Uruguayan “to own up” to whether he handled the ball or not despite it being vividly clear that … Continue reading