– With ESPN concentrating its weekend focus on college and pro football, Fox Soccer Channel has picked up the slack and is showing a MLS game of the week (which has featured this year’s best team, DC United, the past two weeks). Look for continued coverage on FSC through the MLS playoffs.

– ESPN2 continues its expanded UEFA Champions League coverage this week. After years of getting only one game per week, fans in the United States are treated to live coverage of both Tuesday AND Wednesday games. In addition, two different games are replayed on ESPN Classic on match day. So far the coverage has been focused on Chelsea, Man U, Madrid, and Barcelona and that is just fine with this fan of soccer. Cheers to ESPN as long as they continue the extra coverage throughout the tournament.

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos will be re-aired on ESPN on Wednesday, October 18th at 8-10PM (EST). For those who were unfortunate enough to miss the original airing last Wednesday – you have another chance! A fantastic trip that is sure to open your eyes if you think that the roots of soccer passion in this country only extend to 1994 and the World Cup in the USA.

Check you local listings and Enjoy!