ESPN Soccer Thread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Lovac1, May 20, 2016.

  1. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    It seems that other networks have their own topics but not ESPN even though it shows a ton of soccer.

    This Sunday we'll have simultaneous soccer on both ESPN and ESPN2. Copa del Rey final on ESPN2 at 3:30 ET and MLS on the mothership at 4:30 with kick off at 5:00 ET. Other than big tournaments where last group games kick off simultanously, I don't recall this happening before. Huge success for the game considering that ESPN likes to push the game to espn3 and Deportes on a regular basis.
     
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  2. FallOfFingolfin

    Mar 5, 2009
    Illinois
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moreno and Palomo to call the game live from Madrid, too. Have they done that before?
     
  3. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3 LaxBandit, May 21, 2016
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  4. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    As I prepare a TV guide for a bunch of Int'l Friendlies coming up before Euro 2016, I am seeing no less than 19 Friendlies involving European teams scheduled to be shown on ESPN. Almost all on ESPN Deportes, most on espn3 and a handful on ESPN2.

    All matches will be posted here: http://soccertvblog.com/friendlies-tv/


    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
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  5. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I mentioned this in the Euro thread but I have noticed that the content streamed on the "New" ESPN app looks better on my android devices than the Watch ESPN app.
    Something to keep in mind for those of you on the go or at work during matches.:D
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wouldn't that be the same app?
     
  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Nope.
    The "New" ESPN App has news articles , stats , scores and WatchESPN streams.
    WatchESPN is an older app that has been around for years.
     
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  8. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I miss ray hudson. I need some excitement in the booth.
     
  9. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    I wouldn't be surprised if Monica Gonzalez has a strong future at ESPN in general, not just soccer. Looks, poise, and athletic credibility.
     
  10. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Just seemed weird that probably the biggest single match in Germany all season was only available on ESPND (in terms of normal/accessible TV channels), while we had matches like Schalke v Borussia M** on terrestrial TV earlier in the season.

    ** Or something like that (Don't remember exactly which matches were on the main FOX channel but IIRC there were some that didn't feature either Bayern or Dortmund).
     
  11. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    NCAA contract may have prevented that. I don't recall the time. I watched online.
     
  12. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh la la! :)

    I think there was an update to WatchESPN about the time when the "new" ESPN app started being promoted, hence my confusion.
     
  13. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I once found myself in a hotel bar next to him. It was absolutely glorious.

    I hope I can have the honor of having a similar experience with Tommy Smyth.
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Since people seem to love to complain in these types of threads I will join the party.

    The audio for the Germany- Slovakia friendly stream is a bit off. I don't know if it is ESPN's fault or the feed itself.
     
  15. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    • Hosts Bob Ley (English) and Jorge Ramos (Spanish) to Lead ESPN Studio Coverage.
    • Three FIFA World Cup Champions – Mario Kempes (1978), Frank Lebeouf (1998) and Mauro Camoranesi (2006).
    • ESPN FIFA World Cup Analysts Michael Ballack, Roberto Martinez, Steve McManaman and Other Notables Return.

    Award-winning studio host Bob Ley and leading soccer host/commentator Jorge Ramos will anchor ESPN’s month-long English and Spanish-language studio presentation of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016™ in France this summer. The tournament will be played in 10 cities, beginning Friday, June 10 through Sunday July 10.


    Ley leads a team of English-language studio hosts that includes Mike Tirico — his last assignment for ESPN before joining NBC Sports, as well as UK-based sports presenters Steve Bower and Alison Bender.

    English-language studio analysts include former German National Team captain Michael Ballack, former Scottish National Team defender Craig Burley, former U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper and Soccer Hall of Famer Kasey Keller, 1998 FIFA World Cup champion and former French National Team defender Frank Leboeuf, former Everton FC manager and FA Cup-winning coach Roberto Martinez, former Argentina National Team player Santiago Solari, and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and former U.S. Women’s National Team striker Abby Wambach. ESPN’s lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman and former England National Team player Steve McManaman, who will call matches with Ian Darke, will also appear in-studio.

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2016/06/177570/

     
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  16. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #16 LaxBandit, Jun 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016

    Belgium’s loss is ESPN’s gain. Superstar Manchester City defender and Belgian national star Vincent Kompany will miss the Euro 2016 tournament with a groin injury, but will remain involved in the proceedings by making appearances on ESPN as a studio analyst.

    “It is very unfortunate that injury has prevented Vincent from leading the Belgium National Team in this tournament,” said ESPN senior coordinating producer Amy Rosenfeld, “but we are delighted that he is joining us to provide a fresh, off-the-field analysis to our viewers.”

    http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/exc...st.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


    Kompany will be working Euro 2016 for the BBC too.
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36415794
     
  17. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Interesting.
    I guess they are rolling the dice that Belgium will live up to expectations.
     
  18. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #18 LaxBandit, Jun 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016

    ESPN has moved the opening match for the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 - France vs. Romania - Friday, June 10 - from ESPN to ESPN2. Coverage will begin at 2:00 pm ET with a one-hour pre-match program leading into kickoff at 3:00 pm ET. The France vs Romania match will originate LIVE from Stade de France in Paris, France.

    With this move, ESPN will provide LIVE coverage of Muhammad Ali’s memorial service from Louisville, Kentucky beginning at 2:00 pm ET. Coverage plans for Muhammad Ali’s memorial service on ESPN will be announced tomorrow.

    Ian Darke (Play-By-Play) - Taylor Twellman (Analyst) - Steve Bower (Reporter) - will call the match in English on ESPN2.
    Fernando Palomo (Play-By-Play) - Tato Noriega (Analyst) - will call the match in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
    The match will be also be streamed "LIVE" in English and Spanish on WatchESPN.

    ESPN3 Surround will also deliver exclusive France-Romania content via four different streams - the Spidercam feed - the Spidercam triple-box feed - the Tactical Cam feed and the Tactical Cam triple-box feed - offering fans alternate camera angles, experiences and stories around the UEFA EURO 2016 opening match.


    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-r...-update-france-vs-romania-opener-moved-espn2/
     
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  19. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Vincent Kompany, Belgium National Team and Manchester City FC captain, will join ESPN as a studio analyst for the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 (June 10 - July 10). Kompany is unavailable to represent Belgium due to a thigh injury sustained during Manchester City’s 2015-2016 Premier League campaign.

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-r...6-espn-espn-deportes-commentator-assignments/
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    They could have put the Ali coverage on ESPN2, ESPN News simultaneously.

    Boxing is for the old generation. Soccer is the future and has a key younger demo they should be focusing on.
     
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  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    He was an icon. He was bigger than a single sport. Copa matches had a moment of silence for his passing.
     
  22. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I know that. Hence, I said to put it on two stations.
    But I don't know of anyone under 40 really talking about Ali's death. They have moved on by now.
     
  23. LaxBandit

    LaxBandit Member+

    Aug 27, 1999
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #23 LaxBandit, Jun 9, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016


    ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 will kick off with one-hour preview shows Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 pm ET on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air the UEFA EURO 2016 Preview Show, while ESPN Deportes will carry a special edition of Fuera de Juego previewing the month-long tournament.
     
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  24. BiLLyHiLLo07

    BiLLyHiLLo07 Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    This show espnfc has a euro bias
     
  25. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    From Day 1.
     

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