Ed Perovic

Ed Perovic is the creator of (formerly 'socceraction') which provides a comprehensive calendar of upcoming soccer matches from major competitions as well as international news stories on soccer broadcasting. In 2019, Ed relocated to Europe from the United States where he resides today. In 2021, Soccertvblog joined the WorldSoccerTalk family.


Premier League may shift more games to Sundays starting 2024

The Premier League is considering a major shake-up to its match scheduling that could see the introduction of a new Sunday kickoff time. According to reports, Premier League executives are proposing four matches on Sundays instead of the three that we get now. Kickoffs would range between noon and 6:30 p.m. local time. For American […]

Apple TV

/ 1 day ago

ESPN and NBC are not afraid of Apple streaming live sports

The sports media world has been buzzing with speculation that Apple could make a massive move to acquire ESPN from Disney in a deal worth up to $50 billion. This potential blockbuster acquisition could have huge implications for the sports broadcasting landscape and how fans consume sports content. Apple's foray into sports and ESPN interest […]

Champions League begins with new look and format on the horizon

This week, we not only say hello to the UEFA Champions League group stage. We also say goodbye. After this season, the UEFA Champions League group stage is undergoing a major overhaul. The new 'Swiss model' format replaces the traditional group stage. Therefore, the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League is the end of an era in […]


/ 2 days ago

Ligue 1 rights in US up for grabs in final season of current deal

The French Ligue Professionnel de Football (LFP) opened bidding for the international broadcast rights to Ligue 1. Any new rights deal would run from 2024 to 2029. The league is looking to significantly boost overseas revenue. In the crucial US market, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to the French league in 2023/24. However, beIN SPORTS' […]


/ 13 days ago

Legal dispute brews as CAF cancels 12-year beIN SPORTS deal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has terminated its 12-year, $415 million broadcasting deal with Qatari media company beIN SPORTS. This move is likely to spark legal action. CAF signed on with beIN in 2017. The contract ran through 2028, and it covered top competitions. For example, beIN had the broadcast rights to the Africa […]

Apple TV

/ 14 days ago

Shedding light on MLS Season Pass statistics in year one

Apple has been remarkably careful to protect MLS Season Pass statistics. The technology giant paid a massive $2.5 billion for the global streaming rights to Major League Soccer for 10 years. Its inaugural season has shown potential, but tangible success is still kept hidden. The recent signing of global soccer phenom Lionel Messi to Inter […]


/ 15 days ago

Serie A considers direct-to-consumer streaming platform

With the new season underway, Italy's premier league, Serie A, is at a critical juncture regarding its broadcasting and streaming rights. Current rights expire at the end of the 2023/24 season. With bids coming in below the League’s target, there is now talk of Serie A launching its own service. Broadcasters failing to meet Serie […]

Conmebol opens 2026 World Cup cycle with big expectations

The September international window is significant because it is when CONMEBOL starts the grand 2026 World Cup qualifying process. In three years, the United States, Mexico and Canada welcomes at least six nations from South America. As it has become tradition, the qualifications take place in a league-style competition. All nations play home and away […]

Euro 2024

/ 15 days ago

Euro 2024 qualifying heats up ahead of matchday five

Love it or hate it, here comes another FIFA international break and matchday five in Euro 2024 qualifying. Fans may highlight the beginning of World Cup qualifying for the 2026 tournament. However, the September international window brings a pair of games in the buildup to Euro 2024. Matchday five takes place from Thursday, Sep. 7 […]

Leagues: La Liga

/ 16 days ago

La Liga weekend roundup: Real Madrid still top

A rain soaked weekend in Spain did not dampen the mood of Jude Bellingham and Real Madrid but it did postpone the high profile match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. Real Madrid remain perfect Real Madrid came from behind to beat Getafe 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu thanks to another goal from Jude Bellingham. Getafe […]

Leagues: Serie A

/ 16 days ago

Serie A weekend roundup: Milan clubs on top

Another exciting weekend of Serie A action sees Inter & AC Milan on top with perfect records; Napoli falling to Lazio; and AS Roma continue to struggle Milan clubs set the pace Inter Milan maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season with a comprehensive 4-0 home win over Fiorentina on Sunday. France forward […]

Bundesliga weekend roundup: Leverkusen on top

Bayer Leverkusen find themselves on top of the Bundesliga after they record their 3rd win in just as many matches. Bayern Munich too remain perfect while there is a shuffle on teams below the top two. Union Berlin's home run ends RB Leipzig ended Union Berlin's club record 24-game unbeaten run at home in the […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 17 days ago

Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool sparkle: Premier League review

The early weeks of the Premier League season has seen some familiar faces emerge as potential title challengers. Defending champions Manchester City maintained their perfect record with a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham, but Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham remain just two points behind after securing impressive wins alongside West Ham United as well. Arsenal with late […]


/ 18 days ago

How exactly is Barcelona buying new players?

With another transfer window closed, many still wonder how exactly does Barcelona keep signing star players even though the club reportedly has over €1 billion ($1.08 billion) in debt. Betting on the future The club has done this by getting loans using future revenue streams as collateral. Specifically, Barcelona has leveraged future ticket sales, media […]


/ 20 days ago

Ansu Fati nearing shock move to Premier League with Brighton

In a surprise move just before the deadline, Barcelona’s young star, Ansu Fati will continue his career in the Premier League with Brighton & Hove Albion. Tottenham, Chelsea & Dortmund miss out Brighton struck a surprise loan agreement with Barcelona for the 20-year-old forward. The season-long deal does not include an obligation to buy. Brighton […]

AC Milan

/ 22 days ago

Serie A weekend roundup: No surprises in the top clubs

The top of the Serie A table at the end of the year could look just like it does after the roundup of this past weekend. Napoli, Inter Milan and AC Milan find themselves with two wins from two games. Yet, the surprise so far is Hellas Verona, which is also up there on six […]

Atletico Madrid

/ 22 days ago

LaLiga weekend roundup: 'Big 3' grab all the headlines

While Real Madrid are the only team to maintain a perfect record in LaLiga after this weekend, any roundup would be incomplete without other storylines. For example, neighbors Atletico Madrid made waves with a goal-scoring masterclass. Also, Real's top rivals, Barcelona, fought a feisty affair against Villarreal, it was their neighbors Atletico that grabbed the […]

Bayern Munich

/ 23 days ago

Bundesliga weekend roundup: Parity in the German top flight

The second round of matches in the Bundesliga provided plenty of excitement. New signings made an immediate impact. They played roles in thrilling comebacks, late drama and some surprises at both ends of the table. This weekend, the Bundesliga produced a roundup that could provide a glimpse into the later part of the campaign. Bundesliga […]


/ 23 days ago

Premier League weekend roundup: A trio of statement games?

The third week of the 2023-24 Premier League season saw defending champions Manchester City maintain its perfect start. Meanwhile, last season's runner-up, Arsenal, dropped its first points of the season. A disappointing result puts the Gunners behind the pace after just a few weeks. However, the story of the weekend came at St. James' Park. […]

Int'l calendar already turning to 2026 World Cup qualification

Less than nine full months since Argentina lifted the World Cup trophy in Qatar last year, the long qualification process to determine the 48 countries that will grace the fields across the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2026 gets underway. Three host nations are receiving automatic places in the final tournament. Consequently, 208 nations […]