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ESPN Names Four Additional Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Nightly Soccer Report

ESPN have added four analysts to its coverage of World Cup 2014 with the inclusion of Stewart Robson, Efan Ekoku, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller. The analysts will join the five World Cup analysts ESPN named in December, who are Steve McManaman, Michael Ballack, Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman and Santiago Solari. The latest four pundits who have joined ESPN’s official World Cup...
Via World Soccer Talk
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN names four more analysts for the 2014 World Cup

ESPN continues to slowly roll out their talent for the upcoming 2014 World Cup broadcast from Brazil.  Already we’ve learned of the play by play announcers and a group of analysts for the occasion. Now a second set of analysts have been announced, and they will certainly add to the quality and prestige of ESPN’s presentation in their last World Cup broadcast.  Two of them are...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

USMNT vs Mexico, 11:15pm ET Kickoff: Open Thread

The US Men’s National Team plays Mexico tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium in a friendly match that will be televised live on UniMas, ESPN, WatchESPN and ESPN3.com. From 11-11:15pm ET, the pre-match coverage will be on ESPN2. The coverage will then switch to ESPN at 11:15pm ET for the game itself. Also ESPN3 will provide exclusive surround coverage, with tactical cam...
Via World Soccer Talk
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Centennial USMNT Best XI Announced

U.S. Soccer’s All-Time Men’s National Team (USMNT) Best XI was revealed on Friday. The Best XI is arranged in a 4-4-2 formation.The criteria the voters considered in determining their All-Time Best XI was: Starter or key contributor to overall success on the field, especially in World Cups Longevity, overall performance and talent on the field with the U.S. Men’s or Women’s...
Via The Soccer Desk
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Brad Guzan Challenge Tim Howard for the USA Number One Shirt?

Tim Howard established himself as the United States number one right after World Cup 2006. While Kasey Keller was still in the US mix at the time, Howard was named the starter by Bob Bradley, then the interim Head Coach, a place he has retained since. Howard has generally been good for the United States though he has come under some criticism through the years. In particular, Howard...
Via Champions League Talk
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Costa Rican website calls out ESPN soccer crew

The USA Men's National Team resumes World Cup Qualification tonight in Costa Rica.  By Tuesday night against Mexico, the USMNT could clinch a spot in the 2014 World Cup.  The US is also riding a record 12 game winning streak into tonight's game at the Estadio Nacional.  Tonight's qualifier has taken on an extra bit of spice thanks to soccer's own version of the...
Via Awful Announcing
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN Announces 23-Man Squad of Experts for ESPN FC Daily Soccer Show

ESPN has announced their star-studded roster of soccer experts that will appear on its new daily TV show named ESPN FC. With so many expert analysts, there’ll have to be a rotation policy in place to fit them all in. Here are the 23 experts that ESPN have picked to be on ESPN FC, in alphabetical order: Roger Bennett – ESPNFC.com columnist and Grantland’s “Men In Blazers”...
Via EPL Talk
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

State of Cowboys Stadium Pitch For US Gold Cup Game Is Embarrassing

Amidst concerns about security after violent fights erupted inside the ground in the last US men’s national team game, CONCACAF has another PR nightmare on their hands. This time it’s the playing surface for Wednesday night’s Gold Cup semi-final between USA and Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas that can be described in one word: Pathetic. The pitch for the Gold...
Via Bundesliga Talk
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

State of Cowboys Stadium Pitch For US Gold Cup Game Is Embarrassing

Amidst concerns about security after violent fights erupted inside the ground in the last US men’s national team game, CONCACAF has another PR nightmare on their hands. This time it’s the playing surface for Wednesday night’s Gold Cup semi-final between USA and Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas that can be described in one word: Pathetic. The pitch for the Gold...
Via La Liga Talk
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

State of Cowboys Stadium Pitch For US Gold Cup Game Is Embarrassing

Amidst concerns about security after violent fights erupted inside the ground in the last US men’s national team game, CONCACAF has another PR nightmare on their hands. This time it’s the playing surface for Wednesday night’s Gold Cup semi-final between USA and Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas that can be described in one word: Pathetic. The pitch for the Gold...
Via Serie A Talk
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN coverage plans for 2013 Confederations Cup

  The Confederations Cup is the warm-up event to the World Cup.  Featuring the continental champions from around the globe, the event is played in the host country for the World Cup and played a year prior to the biggest sporting event in the world.  This year, the Confed Cup takes place in Brazil and in continuing their excellent commitment to world soccer, ESPN will cover...
Via Awful Announcing
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

USA finds ways to foster goalie talent

Historically, it's been as much a strength as it has a riddle. Only at one position has the United States consistently managed to develop world class players over the last two decades - in goal. But how and why is hard to explain. The first three great goalkeepers the United States produced came up at a time when there was no serious professional soccer in all of North America...
Via Fox Soccer
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN delivers one of its best broadcasts from USA-Mexico World Cup Qualifier

ESPN covered Tuesday night's USA-Mexico World Cup Qualifier like it was the Super Bowl of soccer and their coverage delivered with a championship level broadcast. ESPN's soccer coverage is one of the shining lights in Bristol.  While much of the network's daytime and studio programming draws ire, its game coverage remains top drawer.  That's especially true...
Via Awful Announcing
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
BLIZZARD

Soccer telecast done in snow conditions

Tonight's 1-0 USA victory over Costa Rica in 2014 World Cup Qualifying will be remembered for years and years to come thanks to blizzard conditions we've never seen for a soccer game.  We just need a name for it.  The Snow Bowl is already taken, hmm... maybe the folks at the Weather Channel can think of something since they're into naming every storm with an inch of...
Via Awful Announcing
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Sounders FC end of season awards

And the winner is? Taking a page out of my homie Alistair Corp’s book, I decided to do my very own version of an end of season awards piece featuring awards named after past Sounders stars. I decided to pick players from the old NASL Sounders teams, as they just look so cool in those old football photos. There are a handful of Sounders players that should win the real end of...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Dempsey again USSF athlete of year

Clint Dempsey has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's top male athlete for the second straight year. The Tottenham midfielder also won this honor in 2007. He joined midfielder Landon Donovan (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010) and goalkeeper Kasey Keller (1997, 1999, 2005) as the only players to win three times or more. Dempsey had a team-high six goals for the U.S. this year, including...
Via Fox Soccer
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake playoff blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders 1-0 Real Salt Lake Finally it has happened! The Sounders have won their first playoff series in their 4th year of MLS existence. With the Mario Martinez goal putting the Sounders on the score sheet, we now face the LA Galaxy for the right to play in the MLS Cup. It was another hard fought game on both sides of the ball, both Michael Gspurning and Nick Rimando were in excellent...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle determined to defy history

The Seattle Sounders are the envy of Major League Soccer - and the sports world as a whole. They have the largest and arguably most passionate crowds in American soccer, they have dominated Open Cup competition, and they have established themselves as a force in the regular season. And they've done this all in a relatively short period of time: they only started competing in...
Via Fox Soccer
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN Has Coverage of World Cup Qualifying

ESPN has a full day of coverage tomorrow of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. ESPN2 will provide live coverage tomorrow night of the U.S. Men’s qualifier against Jamaica.  Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Mónica González will call the match beginning at 8:00p.m. ET from Columbus, OH. Host Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Kasey Keller will provide studio commentary...
Via Sports Media Journal
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders 1 – 2 Earthquakes The misery continues for both the Seattle Sounders club, and its fans. After losing on penalties in the U.S. Open Cup final on Wednesday in Kansas City, the Sounders fell to top of the table San Jose in stoppage time Saturday night. With a very unorthodox lineup and formation laid out by Sigi Schmid (4-4-1-1), the Sounders left most of their starting...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Sounders 1 – 2 Earthquakes The misery continues for both the Seattle Sounders club, and its fans. After losing on penalties in the U.S. Open Cup final on Wednesday in Kansas City, the Sounders fell to top of the table San Jose in stoppage time Saturday night. With a very unorthodox lineup and formation laid out by Sigi Schmid (4-4-1-1), the Sounders left most of their starting...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders must turn focus on MLS Cup

The US Open Cup Final was a magical night for Sporting Kansas City , and a painfully disappointing result for the Seattle Sounders , but for everything Wednesday night's final meant, a bigger goal awaits on the horizon for both teams. Sporting KC celebrated well into the night after delivering the club's first trophy since 2004, and winning a final provides invaluable experience...
Via Fox Soccer
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

O'Neill patient in transfer hunt

The Black Cats manager is looking to strengthen his squad this summer and would ideally like to get most of his business done by the time the new Premier League campaigns kicks off on 18 August. O'Neill says hard work is being done behind the scenes to try and bring in reinforcements, with approaches made for several players. However, he does not want to discuss individual targets...
Via Fox Soccer
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Howard eyes return to MLS one day

Tim Howard isn't exactly ready to retire any time soon, but the 33-year-old US national team star is already thinking about what awaits him when he chooses to hang up the goalkeeper gloves for the final time. Does he want to coach? Definitely not. What the Everton goalkeeper envisions is returning to the United States, to the league where his career began, and trading in his...
Via Fox Soccer
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Euro 2012 group stage announcing schedule

For soccer fans the biggest event of the summer isn't the Olympics (a glorified youth tournament), it's the European Championships.  Unfortunately, a battle against ugly racism is already surfacing in Poland, with speculation of teams potentially abandoning play if racist chants occur during matches.  On the field, the Euros often play host to the most appealing, competitive...
Via Awful Announcing
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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