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ESPN World Cup Commentators: Progress Report Card

ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup has been spectacular. But if I must be honest, some of the commentators are beginning to get on my nerves. It’s normal, I guess – especially after you consider how many hours we’ve spent listening to these commentators since the tournament began on […]

American Shmundits. Argh!

I play much more soccer than basketball.  But when it comes to the end of televised seasons, I watch much more basketball than soccer.  Maybe it has something to do with the excitement of a top quality league that actually has playoffs combined with the speed and high scoring of […]

ESPN Coverage Hits New Low With West Ham vs MLS All-Stars

ESPN’s broadcast of Euro 2008 was the best production ever of a soccer tournament for TV viewers in the United States. While it wasn’t perfect, it was clearly evident that ESPN had listened to the past criticism and corrected the annoying habits that had previously distanced diehard soccer fans from […]

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Wolves 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Changing Our Tune

Much like the weather at Molineux on Saturday afternoon, Wolverhampton Wanderers were very much hot and cold over the 90 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur. The game itselt saw two sides that couldn’t have been more different. Contrasting styles, contrasting early season fortunes and contrasting morale were the orders of the […]

Top 7 Soccer Commentators on TV

While there are dozens of solid soccer commentators on English language television around the world, I have compiled a list of the seven best announcers in the business. To see if your favorite voice made the cut, let’s check the list: 7. Daniel Mann            Mann just began commentating Barclays Premier […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]