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#41 DJ MC

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1139546/tv-rights-change-for-u.s.-world-cup-road-qualifiers?cc=5901



This is just pathetic. There is no reason at all that all United States World Cup Qualifiers shouldn't be televised. They want to grow the game here in the States and they can't even show many of the games to a majority of Americans.

ProSoccerTalk posted about this the other day, and pointed out that the road games are under the control of the individual national federations. So they can sell the games to whomever they want and the US federation and networks can't do a thing about it.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Pretty surprised NBC Sports Network or CBS Sports Network wouldn't be all over this. They're dying for programming.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

http://prosoccertalk... ... in-azteca/

They bought US/Mexico, too.

Hey, if you want to get cable companies to pick you up, how better than to program something people want to see. Particularly very passionate people.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:58 PM

The USMNT gets ok coverage from the networks. But I get the impression ESPN, FOX, and probably NBC Sports soon, are more concerned about growing the Euro product instead of the MLS and USMNT.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

The USMNT gets ok coverage from the networks. But I get the impression ESPN, FOX, and probably NBC Sports soon, are more concerned about growing the Euro product instead of the MLS and USMNT.

If you are a network in China looking to broadcast basketball, would you focus more on your own national league or on the NBA?

MLS is a lesser league. Maybe one day it won't be, but it will take far more national interest in the sport to get to that point. How do you create that interest? By showing the best soccer in the world, be it English Premier, Serie A, La Liga, etc. Just as importantly, by developing American players who can play in those leagues and become international stars.

We are seeing that process right now, but it is ongoing and will take time.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:28 AM

Back when Fulham was "Fulhamerica" that team got a lot of coverage on Fox Soccer considering it was pegged for relegation almost the entire season. I would expect MLS to get better viewership in central America as more players from that area seep into the league.

This is a good article on Soccernet:

http://soccernet.esp... ... ?-&cc=5901
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:43 AM

Sporting News: Michael Bradley injured, could miss qualifying
http://aol.sportingn...-cup-qualifying

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

US down 2-1 to Jamaica in the 90th minute.

Jamaica has 9 MLS players on their roster, but still a poor performance from the Americans (though it should be noted the lineup was without a number of regulars).

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

NBC Sports / Pro Soccer Talk: Can Jozy, US get revenge on Jamaica?
http://prosoccertalk...ifying/related/

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

Bad loss on Friday night, they need to step it up tonight and get the W tonight.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

ESPN: US faces test of nerves against Jamaica
http://soccernet.esp.../id/181?cc=5901

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:55 PM

No score in the 42nd minute.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

Yahoo: US bounces back to beat Jamaica 1-0
http://sports.yahoo....44255--sow.html

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

United States flat out dominated in the first half and were a bit snake bit to still be tied at 0-0. Between a couple of sick saves from Jamaica's keeper and several that went off either the post or the crossbar I was beginning to wonder if they would ever get one in. Gomez goal on the free kick was nice, but one I thought their keeper should've had. I'll take it though, as it made up for all of the other shots that should've went in. The U.S. left off the gas a little bit after scoring but still kept things in control for the most part and picked up a much needed 3 points.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

SI: Altidore off US roster for WC Qualifiers
http://sportsillustr...t2_a4&eref=sihp

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Yahoo: US playing to win vs. Guatemala in WC Qualifier
http://sports.yahoo....47332--sow.html

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Fox Soccer: US must improve before next round
http://msn.foxsports...alifying-101612

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Yahoo: Timothy Chandler: I'm committed to the US
http://sports.yahoo....00462--sow.html

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Fox Soccer: Which USA will show up in Russia?
http://msn.foxsports...ew-usmnt-111212

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Fox Soccer: USA, Klinsmann end 2012 with more questions
http://msn.foxsports...ter-draw-111412




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