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  • Monday, February 08

    Sporting vs. Rio Ave, 2pm ET, Univision Deportes & fuboTV

  • Monday, February 08

    Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Monday, February 08

    Estudiantes vs. Lanus, 5pm ET, NGSN

  • Tuesday, February 09

    West Ham vs. Liverpool, 2:30pm, FS1 & FOX Soccer 2GO

ESPN Has The Power To Make Soccer Successful In America

ESPN has finally cracked the code of how to produce soccer for the American audience. Show it in high definition, feature a strong team of commentators, promote the tournament across your networks, don’t cut the national anthems, include advertising at appropriate moments, reduce the hype and include intelligent discussions during […]

ESPN's Euro 2008 Advertising Gone Wrong

When was the last time you saw a banner advertisement on the homepage of a major website promoting soccer in the United States? I had to rub my eyes when I saw it earlier Thursday afternoon on the homepage of Yahoo Finance, one of the top financial websites in the […]

ESPN's Euro 2008 Dream Goes According To Plan

ESPN and ABC’s dreams have come true. Sunday’s Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain is a far better proposition for the Disney owned TV networks than Turkey against Russia would have been. With plenty of German Americans living in the United States as well as a massive hispanic population, […]

Julie Foudy: You Are ESPN's Weakest Link, Goodbye!

At the start of the Euro 2008 tournament, ESPN pundits were asked who was going to be their star of the tournament. Pundit Julie Foudy picked Thierry Henry. Her choice showed how clueless she is about the sport. I’m still scratching my head why ESPN selected Foudy as a member […]

Could ESPN Steal Andy Gray From Sky Sports?

Modern day football coverage is such that the commentators don’t even need to be in the stadiums anymore. ESPN’s Euro 2008 commentators are all huddled in Bristol, Connecticut. Most TWI commentators, meanwhile, broadcast Premier League games out of their studios in west London. With the world being a much smaller […]

ESPN Find Magic Formula With Andy Gray & Derek Rae

Soccer fans in the United States watching the Turkey against Czech Republic game were in for a double treat on Sunday. There was the incredible comeback from Turkey who found themselves two nil down but came back to win the match 3-2, which knocked the Czechs out of the tournament. […]

ESPN Fútbol Channel?

A few years ago there were rumors milling in Bristol, CT about the possibility of ESPN trying to buy Gol TV. That rumor evaporated alongside the Dave O’Brien experiment. With the Worldwide Leader in Sports trying to justify that self-proclaimation, this is news is starting to pick up steam as […]

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition to its on-air talent with Andy Gray.  Now, at last, the […]

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it’s to establish itself as an authority on soccer coverage both […]

ESPN Launches Its Euro '08 Web Site

ESPN has quietly launched its Euro 2008 site, which features stunning graphics and a very clean cutting edge design.From the opening intro of “This is not the football you think it is,” the web site features a state-of-the-art design that pulls you into the site. Once you’ve viewed the intro, […]

Euro 08 Coverage From ESPN Classic

In the United States, ESPN Classic has kicked off their build-up to the coverage of Euro 2008 with a bang. In addition to the nightly broadcast of classic encounters from previous European Championships, the TV network is also airing the Euro 2008 Preview Show, a 30-minute show hosted by James […]

Top 10 Most Visited Soccer Websites By U.S. Visitors

There are some movers and shakers in the list of the top 10 most visited soccer websites by visitors from the United States, according to Hitwise for the week ending May 17th. Compared to the week ending April 26th, ESPN Soccernet is still number one, but with slightly less overall […]

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US Soccer President Sunil Gulati Criticizes FIFA World Cup Bidding Process

US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati has criticized the bidding process for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and has called for more transparency and better communication to help improve the process in future years. Gulati was speaking with the Associated Press, where he said: “The process needs to be far […]

Rossi Named to Italian National Team

Marcello Lippi announced the provisional Italian national team roster today on the FIGC website (official website notice here, Goal.com English summary here).  Few controversies were expected, as the Italian squad won the last World Cup and looked to return most of that roster.  There were however a few items of […]

Feuerstein’s Fire Episode #68

Tuesday, August 9th 8PM EDT – 5PM PDT Guests: Dave Denholm Formerly of 710 AM ESPN Radio LA Discusses The Jurgen Klinsmann Hire for US Soccer Clifford Alejos Follows and Supports Orlando City S.C. of the USL Pro League NASL Segment:Neil Morris of the Independent Weekly in Cary, Charlotte & […]

Santos or Swim? Robinho Has A Choice To Make

Numerous reports have one-time wunderkind Robinho fleeing Manchester City for Santos, the legendary Sao Paolo club where his career began. The loan deal could see Santos youngsters Paulo Henrique Ganso or Neymar don sky blue. Manager Roberto Mancini has stated that, while concerned about a lack of depth at forward, he would not […]

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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning’s 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said. According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings […]

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China’s third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) — following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool. China’s latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million […]

Tomas Rosicky injury could end Arsenal career

Tomas Rosicky’s latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June. The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene […]