The reaction from US soccer media to US Senate hearing on corruption in soccer

andrew-jennings

The timing of yesterday’s announcement that Giovani Dos Santos had officially signed for LA Galaxy was impeccable. Less than five minutes after the US Senate panel hearing on corruption in international soccer had ended, MLS’ LA Galaxy changed the conversation on social media as fans and soccer media marveled at the signing, and discussed how MLS will award two more All Star Players/Bonuses in 2015.

So, we thought we’d take a moment to pause the morning after to look back and see what the US soccer media’s reaction was to the explosive US Senate hearing by reviewing select Twitter accounts for the people who cover the sport in this country.

We’re taking into consideration that not everyone was watching the panel hearing yesterday. With a busy day in Gold Cup and club games, many reporters may have been traveling or writing pieces about other matches, but here’s what we found and what was said:

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TELEVISION

Alexi Lalas (FOX Sports)

Taylor Twellman (ESPN)

Eric Wynalda (FOX Sports)

Nothing

 

PRINT

Andrew Das (New York Times)

Steven Goff (Washington Post)

Michelle Kaufman (Miami Herald)

Nothing

 

DIGITAL

Brian Sciaretta (American Soccer Now)

Nothing

Jeff Carlisle (ESPN)

Nothing

Brian Straus (Sports Illustrated)

Nothing

Matt Doyle (MLS)

Nothing

Leander Schaerlaeckens (Freelancer)

Nothing

Steve Davis (Freelancer)

Nothing

Bleacher Report

Nothing

Ives Galarcep (SBI Soccer)

Grant Wahl (Sports Illustrated)

Liviu Bird (Sports Illustrated)

Christopher Harris (World Soccer Talk)

Kyle McCarthy (FOX Sports)

Simon Evans (Reuters)

Brooke Tunstall (American Soccer Now)

Jonathan Tannenwald (Philly.com)

Seth Vertelney (Goal.com)

Paul Kennedy (Soccer America)

Jeremiah Oshan (SB Nation)

 

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