FA Cup

/ 5 days ago

Wrexham’s FA Cup game back on ESPN airwaves

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's Wrexham team is returning to ESPN airwaves. The Red Dragons are in the FA Cup Second Round, which begins this weekend. It's not exactly the World Cup, but for Wrexham supporters and fans of the Welcome to Wrexham TV series, it's a treat to see Wrexham on US TV. US […]


/ 26 days ago

ESPN E60 show details controversy surrounding World Cup in Qatar

ESPN explores the controversy of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in new E60 show. Qatar's World Cup is set to debut on Sunday, Nov. 6 on ESPN and ESPN+. The show airs at 8:30 p.m. and then subsequently be available to stream on ESPN+ after the initial airing. E60 is ESPN's sports newsmagazine television […]
Buda Mendes


/ 71 days ago

Does ESPN have the rights to the World Cup 2022?

For the World Cup 2022, many US fans would want to watch on ESPN. However, ESPN does not have the rights to air the 2022 World Cup in the United States. Those rights, as they did in 2018, belong to FOX and FOX Sports. FOX took over the rights to FIFA competitions following the conclusion […]

tv coverage

/ 78 days ago

How do soccer highlights impact your viewing experience?

Soccer highlights are, for better or for worse, part of the fan's viewing experience. This is particularly true in the United States for two reasons. For one, soccer highlights allow fans to catch up on games they missed due to other commitments. Whether that be work, sleep or anything in between, the European kickoff times […]


/ 96 days ago

How to get the Disney Bundle for $4 more than ESPN+

Now that ESPN+ is $9.99, many people may be curious how to get the Disney Bundle. For just $4 more per month, the content available in the bundle makes it more logical for subscribers. Not everyone would use each of the services included. However, the bundle used to be $7 more per month. That does […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 118 days ago

Derek Rae previews the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign

As the lead commentator for ESPN's coverage and a long-time world feed broadcaster of the German top flight, few have Derek Rae's knowledge of the Bundesliga. World Soccer Talk had the chance to have a phone call with Rae to break down his predictions for the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign. While not an official table, Rae […]


/ 135 days ago

ESPN+ price rising again to accommodate for more content

ESPN+ is about to undergo yet another price increase for subscribers. Starting on August 23, the price of ESPN+ jumps up to $9.99 per month. There is also an annual option that comes in at a price point of $99.99. Back when the services started in 2018, the cost was just $4.99 per month. As […]
Buda Mendes


/ 144 days ago

ESPN wants FIFA 2030 World Cup rights

In a recent podcast interview, the head of ESPN revealed that the company wants the FIFA 2030 World Cup rights. ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro, speaking on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch, discussed the potential of the tournament coming back to ESPN. Deitsch asked if ESPN would consider broadcasting the World Cup again, something Pitaro and ESPN […]
Roy Rochlin

FOX Sports

/ 235 days ago

FOX Sports' latest cutbacks suggest possible sale, says insider

FOX's latest exit of top talent could signal the possible sale of FOX Sports, according to an industry insider. Recently, longtime American football commentating duo Joe Buck and Troy Aikman departed FOX Sports. The pair worked together and for FOX Sports for over 20 years. The popular tandem made the switch to ESPN. Buck and […]

tv coverage

/ 315 days ago

Soccer on US TV: Number of subscribers for each major channel

From January 2020 to January 2022, the number of subscribers for each major channel decreased on average. Of course, in that timeframe, the COVID-19 pandemic changed people's TV viewing habits and hobbies in general. Nielsen, the data and market measurement firm, recently reported its monthly estimates regarding television channel subscriptions. The findings look bleak for […]

Book Review

/ 341 days ago

My Rock and Roll Football Story by Paul Mariner, A Review

Review: World Soccer Talk's Robert Hay Jr. details the autobiography of Paul Mariner, My Rock and Roll Football Story. Universal shock and dismay in the soccer world came in response to the passing of Paul Mariner this summer. Mariner was the epitome of a 'jack-of-all-trades'. Mariner won near universal praise for his larger-than-life personality and kindness […]