Why is the 2026 WC TV rights being awarded to Fox without a bid such a bad thing? We can all agree that a bid process would've probably made FIFA more money, but should that really be a concern? When it comes to soccer, ESPN can be called opportunistic at best. Their soccer coverage is downright awful and when they do show games, more often then not they're on ESPN 3. The only time there's any discussion on soccer is on their separate show, ESPN FC, because apparently soccer needs to be relegated to late nights and segregated from 'American' sports. Fox is much more soccer-friendly and it's much better for fans.