Derek Reese

STORIES BY Derek Reese


/ 1 day ago

Soccer games on ESPN+ in February

There is lots to love in the offering of soccer games on ESPN+ this February. Here's what you can look forward to in the second month of 2023: FA Cup It's not in February yet, but this weekend's FA Cup 4th Round certainly features several games you won't want to miss. In addition to Arsenal […]


/ 2 days ago

ESPN's Wrexham FA Cup game to feature star talent

ESPN is pulling out all the stops for this weekend's Wrexham FA Cup game. The Red Dragons host Sheffield United of the Championship in the FA Cup Fourth Round at the Racecourse Ground this Sunday at 11:30 AM ET. The game airs live on ESPN+. The rising Welsh club has had its share of memorable […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 3 days ago

Soccer games on Peacock in February

Wondering about the soccer games on Peacock coming up in February? Here's what you can tune in to on the streaming service next month: Premier League The English Premier League is certainly the crown jewel of the Peacock sports lineup. The competition rolls on as the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United […]


/ 11 days ago

What times are the Women's World Cup games played?

The 2022 men's World Cup is in the history books, and now just seven months away the biggest event for the women kicks off in Australia and New Zealand at the expanded 32-team 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Kickoff times for viewers in the United States were less-than-ideal for games coming from Qatar, and unfortunately […]


/ 15 days ago

Why Americans find Welcome to Wrexham so compelling

Both within soccer circles and amongst the general public, there's no doubt that Americans love Welcome to Wrexham. The FX docuseries following the exploits of Welsh non-league side Wrexham AFC debuted in late summer 2022 to rave reviews. And it has churned up an American fanbase for a down-on-its-luck club battling in the fifth tier […]

Apple TV

/ 16 days ago

Super League: The War for Football: Apple's next soccer hit?

Many soccer fans know Apple TV+ for its irreverent comedy series Ted Lasso. Live soccer arrives later this Spring when the MLS/Apple $250 million, 10-year rights deal delivers the MLS Season Pass app, which will feature every MLS regular season and playoff game in one place for the first time. World Soccer Talk got a […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 16 days ago

How to improve the MLS Cup Playoffs format

The MLS Cup playoff format could potentially be significantly altered, as early as the 2023 season, according to a report. The latest idea being floated by the league is a best-of-three series for the first round of MLS Cup Playoffs. This proposal now supersedes a previously reported "World Cup style" format that would have featured […]


/ 22 days ago

How to buy soccer tickets

Watching soccer on TV is exciting, but there's nothing better than seeing your favorite team in person. To help save you time and money on soccer tickets and transportation, we've done the research for you on how to buy soccer tickets. Plus we share plenty of tips on how to see the biggest games. Traveling […]


/ 24 days ago

Wrexham popularity boosts ESPN viewership in USA

The growing popularity of Wrexham AFC in the United States is boosting ESPN's viewing numbers for the FA Cup. The fifth-tier Welsh side has risen to global relevance thanks to the 2020 takeover by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and the "Welcome to Wrexham" FX TV series following the club. Viewership for the […]

World Soccer Talk

/ 28 days ago

Happy New Year from World Soccer Talk

As we close out 2022 and look ahead to 2023, everyone here at World Soccer Talk would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! We thank you for trusting us for your soccer news, schedules and analysis in 2022 – and what a year it was! Starting with ourselves, we unveiled […]

Leagues: NASL

/ 30 days ago

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]

CBS Sports

/ 31 days ago

Save 50% on Paramount+; See every Champions League game

CBS has unveiled coverage plans for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 that kicks off this February. And you can save 50% on Paramount+ if you act now, and watch every single UEFA Champions League game at a discounted rate. If you don't already have Paramount+, now is an excellent time to jump on […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 32 days ago

English soccer dictionary for Americans

For new soccer fans, getting a hang of all the lingo can be a little challenging. Even for longtime fans of the sport in the US, when watching games from across the pond you might find yourself scratching your head trying to understand some of the local terminology used. So we've put together an English […]


/ 33 days ago

See how BBC's Match of the Day looked in 1974

Match of the Day has been a staple of British television since it first aired in 1964. In fact, the soccer highlights show holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running football television program in the world. The BBC have posted footage from their archives to YouTube, offering a fascinating look at how Match of […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 37 days ago

How to pick a soccer team to support

Are you new to the sport of soccer? Have you caught the quadrennial World Cup fever, and want to keep your interest in the game going? Do you casually watch footy year-round, but want to take your support to the next level? Then you need to know how to pick a soccer team to support […]

TV Ratings

/ 38 days ago

Americans watched more World Cup than March Madness

Ask most Americans to name the biggest sports competitions on US airwaves. They'll likely name the Super Bowl, World Series, March Madness and NBA Finals as the most popular. But according to the latest analysis from FOX Sports head of strategy and analytics, Americans watched more World Cup than March Madness in 2022. FOX Sports […]

FOX Sports

/ 38 days ago

World Cup Final second most-viewed game ever

The thrilling 2022 World Cup Final that saw Argentina triumph over France was a triumph for broadcasters as well. The match turned out to be the second most-watched soccer game in US television and streaming history. The game itself was one of the most exciting, memorable contests ever. A raucous France comeback from 2-0 down […]

World Cup 2022

/ 50 days ago

Why you can love a 0-0 draw

The most dubious scoreline in soccer, at least when it comes to pleasing traditional American sports fans, is the 0-0 draw. No goals must mean no action, right? It must be a boring game, yes? It's no wonder Americans haven't fully adopted a sport where it's possible for nobody to score, and nobody to win. […]

TV Ratings

/ 51 days ago

Most-watched World Cup 2022 games on US TV and streaming

The World Cup is always one of the top TV draws in the US, and 2022 is no different. Group stage matchups featuring the big teams and stars are among the most-watched World Cup 2022 games thru the round of 16. Most-watched World Cup games so far Four of the top six most-watched games in […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 51 days ago

6 reasons why soccer is the sport of now, not the future

"Soccer is the sport of the future." We've been hearing this sentiment in the United States for nearly five decades now. From the all-too-fleeting glory of the original North American Soccer League and the explosion of youth soccer in the 1970s, up to the present day, the sport has perpetually been perched on the edge […]