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CBS battles TUDN for Champions League viewers: World Soccer Talk Podcast

In the NEW episode, number 195, Christopher Harris and co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer cover a range of topics including:

• Our thoughts on CBS’s return to the Champions League
• Which is better – The Golazo Show or Zona Futbol
• What we think of the European Premier League concept
• Scottish football is finally back!
• MLS may be changing their season calendar after all
• Plus letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

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Launched in 2006, the World Soccer Talk Podcast is the longest running podcast on the planet. Every week, we share the latest news about watching soccer on television and streaming, in addition to discussing what we like and dislike, and featuring your questions and feedback in our Listener Mailbag segment.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Eddy

    October 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    El Jefe lots of wishful thinking in your comments. MLS isn’t going anywhere in fact you talk about Pro/Rel Liga MX doesn’t have it either. As far as you bit on WNBA maybe you should check the numbers on that go look up WNBA ratings and compare them to MLS not only is MLS usually higher by an additional 100k voters head to head on ESPN, MLS pulls 2-3x the demo ratings. You can look it up real quick with a quick google search.

  2. disco george

    October 26, 2020 at 12:39 am

    WRT the listener question about ESPN FC, I think the dynamic has definitely changed for two reasons. First, they’re totally feeling what we all are right now staying at home more — a lot of us are just kind of losing it a little, lol. Popping in on Zoom or Skype or whatever for a 10-minute segment from your living room is just more casual than being in a studio for 45 minutes. I think it could definitely be reined in because it gets to be a little much at times, but I understand it. Second, with matchdays going on somewhere pretty much every day of the week right now, they’re having to show more highlights and game synopses consistently — there’s just not as much time for the more detailed analysis we used to see more often.

  3. BOB

    October 24, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Let the MLS die a slow painful death. There’s better futbol to watch and better run leagues elsewhere.

  4. Roberto

    October 23, 2020 at 8:18 am

    The MLS’s future depends on getting their fans back. St; Louis received 50,000 deposits for season tickets. Too bad the new stadium only holds, I believe 26,000. Austin, last year received 30,000+ reservation for season tickets, with a 22,500 stadium. So when they get back for the majority of the teams, attendance will not be a problem. Doomsayers are definitely a problem! Probably best to continue to watch corn hole.

  5. Turfit

    October 23, 2020 at 7:53 am

    Massive expansion but without pro/rel. They have been living off of the expansion fees for years now and if you add pro/rel then you reduce the amount of money you are able to charge for expansion fees.

  6. El jefe

    October 22, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Not sure how MLS will be able to stay afloat with astronomical financial losses this year (and potentially next year) coupled with tanking what was already minuscule TV ratings and increaingly poor marketing decisions. How is this league going to get a decent TV deal in a few years with corn hole tournaments and WNBA dominating them? They better lob a hail mary quick (massive expansion with pro/rel or a merger with liga mx) or its going to be curtains quick.

  7. jason

    October 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    MLS struggling eh? Well they might have to shed salaries then and sell players. Even mid tier MLS players today should appeal to squads from Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Bundesliga 2, Scandanavia, etc

  8. JP

    October 22, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Whatever you guys are doing to get these up so early recently, keep it up!

    Question about the Austrian Bundesliga TV rights. Eleven Sports shows a match or two sporadically, not every week though. Sometimes live and sometimes tape delayed. Do they have the exclusive US rights? If so, why don’t they show more matches, even if on delay.

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