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Can Landon Donovan fuel Liga MX’s growth in USA?

World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 57, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• A discussion with guest Walter Franco about the impact that Landon Donovan will have on Liga MX TV ratings and growth in the United States,

• Whether VAR is sucking the atmosphere out of games with the delays on calls,

• News about MLS’s TV rights deal with Sky Sports in England,

• A debate on whether the Liverpool-Manchester City game was the best Premier League game of all time,

• And of course we have feedback and questions from you in the Listener Mailbag section.

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  1. CTBlues

    January 18, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    The thing that would help spread popularity of Liga MX in the US is if it had an English broadcast on like NBCSN or ESPN.

    • Oliver Tse

      January 21, 2018 at 3:11 am

      Liga MX in English on Facebook average 30,000 viewers. That’s a joke. There are comedians who stream videos of themselves while they are playing video games on YouTube and Twitch who can draw 10 times as many viewers at any given time.

      Liga MX in English on ESPN2 and FS2 during the October fundraiser (which was produced by Univision Deportes network) didn’t come close to drawing 100,000 viewers.

      A majority of young English-speaking consumers of soccer TV products in the U.S. only consume Tier I GLOBAL BRANDS. You can count those brands in one hand: Real Madrid and Barcelona. Even Manchester United is beginning to fade in the U.S.

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