Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Television

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:14 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: U.S.-Sweden game sets multiple TV records

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:07 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It looks like American sports fans have finally come to appreciate an aspect of soccer that has long been a subject of scorn: the scoreless tie. Fox's broadcast of Friday night's goalless contest between the United States and Sweden drew an average audience of 4.5 million... Read more

Notebook: Fox Sports sets Women's World Cup TV record

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:17 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The United States' World Cup-opening 3-1 win over Australia drew a combined audience of over 3.5 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 and NBC Universo, according to Nielsen data published Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat the previous record for any Women's World Cup group stage game:... Read more

The most-watched soccer games in U.S. TV history

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 3:14 PM
Updated after the Women's World Cup. The United States-Japan final drew the largest television audience for soccer in American history, attracting a combined total of 26.67 million viewers on Fox and Telemundo. It was not, however, the most-watched soccer game in American history. There is a key... Read more

Can Telemundo grow women's soccer in America's Hispanic communities?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:19 PM
Updated June 1 with some new information on Telemundo's on-air talent. You don't have to speak a word of Spanish to know about the popularity of soccer within America's Hispanic population. But for as much cultural resonance as the sport has in that community, it has not always been spread around... Read more

Telemundo lands historic CONCACAF World Cup qualifier rights deal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:11 AM
NEW YORK – Telemundo and NBC Universo have won Spanish-language broadcast rights to all CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches played outside of the United States and Mexico in the 2018 and 2022 cycles. The deal was announced Tuesday night in New York at the glitzy upfront presentation for the... Read more

Games to Watch: Montreal aims for CCL history

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:55 AM
New York City FC at Chicago Fire 7:00 p.m. Friday (Univision Deportes) For as much attention as NYCFC has gotten in its first Major League Soccer season, David Villa and Mix Diskerud are looking up at the unheralded Fire in the standings. Among the reasons why is Chicago playmaker Harrison Shipp... Read more

MLS national TV ratings rising so far in 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:03 PM
With ESPN coming to PPL Park for the first time this year on Sunday, it's a good time to check in with the network to see how things are going in the first season of Major League Soccer's new big-money TV deal. To do that, I spent a few minutes chatting with Amy Rosenfeld, ESPN's senior coordinating... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL, FA Cup, UEFA and CONCACAF Champions Leagues

Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:23 AM
A quick prelude: I get asked sometimes why I don't include Union games in this column. Those questions generally come from outside the Philadelphia region, and I understand why. The answer is that this column also runs in shorter form in Friday's Inquirer. It's intended as a complement to the day's... Read more

Games to Watch: Marquee matchups in MLS, EPL

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:11 AM
Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas 7:00 p.m. Friday (UniMás) After a hot start to the season, Mauro Díaz and Dallas suffered their first loss of the year last weekend. They look to rebound with a home matchup against Dillon Powers and the last-in-the-west Rapids. Colorado doesn't offer much... Read more
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