New soccer streaming service iGOL debuts in United States

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> A new soccer streaming service named iGOL has launched in the United States. After speaking with the founder and taking the service for a test drive, the first impressions are very favorable. It’s cost effective (only $9.99 per month). Plus it integrates beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS Connect, GolTV in English and Spanish as well as a couple of other niche networks to form a robust soccer package that competes favorably against the offerings available from Sling TV, fuboTV and other streaming services. Headquartered in Miami, there are several differentiators about iGOL. First, the price is very competitive. At $9.99 per month, it’s the cheapest streaming service in the United States (Sling Latino and Sling World Sports start at $10, while fubo Latino is $17.99/month). Second, iGOL not only includes beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español but it also includes beIN SPORTS Connect Continue reading "New soccer streaming service iGOL debuts in United States"

NBC’s Man City-Leicester broadcast is most-watched game in more than 12 months

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Saturday’s live broadcast of the Manchester City against Leicester City game on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 1.24 million viewers this past Saturday, February 10. The live Premier League match, which league leaders Manchester City won 5-1, delivered NBC’s largest Premier League audience in more than a year with an average of 1.15 million viewers. The previous record was 1.16 million for Manchester United-Tottenham on January 21, 2017. Combined with the average viewing audience for the game (118,000) on the Spanish-language Universo network, the Manchester City-Leicester match averaged 1,245,000 viewers. Meanwhile, helped by an Olympics lead-in, NBCSN’s Chelsea-West Brom match on Monday afternoon recorded a .41 overnight, which is NBCSN’s best for a 3pm ET weekday Premier League game in four years. The previous overnight record rating was .49 for Arsenal-Manchester United from February, 2014. The post NBC’s Man City-Leicester broadcast is most-watched game in more than Continue reading "NBC’s Man City-Leicester broadcast is most-watched game in more than 12 months"

ESPN to broadcast League Cup final between Man City and Arsenal on US TV

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> The 2017/18 League Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City has been moved to the ESPN flagship network in a big boost for soccer fans in the United States. The match, will be shown live from Wembley Stadium in England, was originally scheduled to air only on ESPN Deportes. But now that ESPN has decided to elevate the game to its major network, it means that the League Cup final will be available on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. This year’s League Cup final, which is also known as the Carabao Cup, will be televised live on Sunday, February 25 at 11:30am ET. In previous rounds when select League Cup games were shown on ESPN2, the commentators for ESPN were Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley. No news yet who ESPN will select to announce the game. Manchester City defeated Bristol City over two legs in the semi-final to reach Wembley,
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World Soccer Talk endorses Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino for USSF President

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Over the last several months, the team of writers at World Soccer Talk have been interviewing many of the candidates to learn more about their ideas and policies of how to right the US soccer ship, which has been taking on water for several years due to inefficient leadership, conflicts of interests and a lack of transparency. In December, we reached out to Kathy Carter’s team to request an interview. We followed up with several interview requests in January and February, but the firm that’s representing her (and Major League Soccer) failed to respond. In speaking with many of the candidates running to overturn the establishment, we were impressed by the amount of passion and work these individuals have put into their respective campaigns. It proves to us that there are smart-minded people throughout this great country that are putting the sport first instead of, like USSF-SUM, focusing on generating Continue reading "World Soccer Talk endorses Eric Wynalda and Kyle Martino for USSF President"

NBC network now available in 70 percent of US households via fuboTV

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Fans of Premier League clubs in the United States who are cord cutters or considering getting rid of their cable or satellite service will be glad to know that the legal streaming fuboTV has significantly expanded its list of local over-the-air NBC networks. fuboTV has added 23 NBC networks, which means that fuboTV’s live streams of NBC networks are available in 70% of US households. Specifically for fans of Premier League clubs, that means that there’s no worry about missing out on the Saturday 12:30-2:30pm ET Premier League game or any other programming that airs on the over-the-air NBC network. The list of cities where fuboTV can stream the live NBC network is continuing to grow. As of writing, it now includes Albany, Albuquerque, Anniston, Appleton, Asheville, Atlanta, Auburn, Baltimore, Beckley, Birmingham, Bluefield, Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, Champaign, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Dallas, Daytona Bch, Decatur, Denver, Continue reading "NBC network now available in 70 percent of US households via fuboTV"

Manchester City announce US summer tour as part of International Champions Cup

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> Manchester City has announced that the club will be participating in the 2018 International Champions Cup throughout the United States this summer, which will include a high-profile game in New York City. City, who are currently chasing a first-ever quadruple (Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League), will be competing in the tournament for the second year in a row. According to City, “New York City is set to host one of the matches, with further destinations and opponents to be announced in the coming weeks.” Other teams that are rumored to be participating in this summer’s International Champions Cup include Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. “The soccer fans in the United States are so passionate about the game and it’s always a pleasure to visit here,” said City defender Benjamin Mendy, who was in the US this week to surprise City supporters. “When I go back Continue reading "Manchester City announce US summer tour as part of International Champions Cup"

2018 World Cup tickets on sale

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> 2018 World Cup tickets tickets are going fast for the tournament this summer that features many of the heavyweights from around the world including Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Colombia and England competing in the month-long tournament from June 14 to July 15. 2018 World Cup tickets And of course, there are a ton of other countries participating. 2018 World Cup tickets are available for all 32 countries participating, which also includes Portugal, Peru, Uruguay, Egypt, Nigeria, Iran and other proud soccer nations. When it comes to 2018 World Cup tickets, the countries that requested the most amount of World Cup tickets were, according to FIFA, 1. Russia (2,503,957 tickets requested),
2. Germany (338,414),
3. Argentina (186,005),
4. Mexico (154,611),
5. Brazil (140,848),
6. Poland (128,736),
7. Spain (110,649),
8. Peru (100,256),
9. Colombia (87,786),
10. USA (87,052) and
11. Netherlands (71,096) Here’s the schedule of games as well as details about 2018 World
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