Internet Streams or Broadcasts of Games

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by TerminusFooty, May 24, 2013.

  1. TerminusFooty

    TerminusFooty Member+

    Feb 4, 2012
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Country:
    United States
    Thought I would start a thread for sharing details on this. Anyone have details on how to watch 4th round matches if your team is not at home?
     
  2. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Country:
    United States
    I assume you mean third round?

    USL Live has the following matches listed for the 28th:
    DC @ Richmond
    Colorado @ Orlando
    San Jose @ Charleston
     
  3. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States
    And USL is having a hard time keeping up. Apparently Orlando lost its connection completely.
     
  4. TBR

    TBR Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    DMV
    Club:
    CD Aguila
    Country:
    El Salvador
    Incredible that this tournament still isn't fully televised in 2013 from all aspects.
     
  5. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States

    Really? Who do you think would pay to televise these games?
     
  6. TBR

    TBR Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    DMV
    Club:
    CD Aguila
    Country:
    El Salvador
    Well that begs the question...why no MLS Network yet?...
     
  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Country:
    United States

    Who would pay for that?
     
  8. revsrock

    revsrock Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    Boston Ma
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States



    And who says US Soccer would allow a MLS Network to broadcast the games?
     
  9. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo

    I see people bringing up the idea of a MLS network I guess similar to the networks of the other leagues in the U.S. but people don't seem to get that those networks don't broadcast many games. They are mostly vehicles for other programming that the leagues produce. They can get the providers to carry the channels because of the leverage that those leagues have with the broadcasters for coverage of their games.

    Here is what Wikipedia has to say about carriage of the MLB network:

    Even if there was a MLS Network, how would MLS get the providers to carry it? Hold DirectKick over their heads and tell them that if they don't pick it up MLS will take that away? That wouldn't get you very far.

    And just as sidenote, "begging the question" means to avoid providing any proof of a statement by including the conclusion as part of the initial claim, not to bring it up.

    "MLS gets low TV ratings because no one watches it" is begging the question. It just restates the original claim with providing any additional information.
     
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  10. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Dallas
    Country:
    United States
    Okay how about just a YouTube show.
     
  11. should be working

    Apr 9, 2004
    San Diego
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Country:
    United States
    Wednesday games

    Go to MLS team websites for live stream info—except Portland? (didn’t see anything there)

    Chicago Fire vs Charlotte Eagles
    http://www.chicago-fire.com/matchday/live/may-29/chavchi

    LA Galaxy vs Carolina RailHawks –audio and chat only?:
    http://www.lagalaxy.com/gameday/live

    Columbus Crew vs Dayton Dutch Lions
    http://www.thecrew.com/match/usoc-crew-vs-dayton-dutch-lions

    New York Red Bulls vs Reading
    http://www.newyorkredbulls.com/live

    Houston vs FC Tucson
    http://www.houstondynamo.com/stream

    Seattle Sounders vs Tampa Bay
    http://events.soundersfc.com/2013/matches/usoc-01-at-tampa-bay/index.html

    Portland vs Wilmington—maybe a link for live stream will show up later?

    http://www.portlandtimbers.com/
     
  12. chrisdon72

    chrisdon72 Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    Portland streamed their U-23 squad USOC game last week. They stream pretty much everything not televised. I would check for a link later.
     
  13. should be working

    Apr 9, 2004
    San Diego
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Country:
    United States
  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Country:
    United States
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  16. dundee9

    dundee9 Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    If branded and marketed properly this tournament could find viewership in this country. The NCAA Basketball Tournament wasn't an overnight success. It wasn't until 1982 until all the games were televised and once they were the tournament grew each year. The tournament got more popular because they did almost everything right as far as branding and marketing goes.

    There are a lot of similarities if you think about it. A tournament that had been around since 1939 with very little interest outside of the student body and niche fan support. The popularity of the sport grows (mainly because of the NBA, Magic, Bird, Lakers and Celtics etc) and the interest in the NCAA and the tournament gets increased support. It wasn't an overnight success, though. It still took almost two more decades before March Madness infected our collective sports zeitgeist.

    US Open is in kind of a similar situation. The increased popularity of soccer and the increased popularity of MLS are good things for the tournament. But, if the people who run the US Open don't take advantage of it and brand and market the tournament properly then its not going to make a lot of difference. And it won't happen over night. Take lessons from the NCAA tournament and take the right steps along the way so you can get to the point where the tournament has become part of 0ur sports culture.

    I think the changes they have made have been good ones. Going to a last of 16 team fixed bracket is good because it's easier to market as a tournament (fill out your bracket etc). It's what the American sports fan is used to. The Final has a broadcast partner. The next step would be to get the semi final on TV. Then the quarterfinal. Then the last 16 fixed bracket.

    The disadvantage the tournament has from a marketing point of view is that it doesn't occur over a couple of weeks or even a month like March Madness. It's broken up over the season with the semi-final being over a month and a half before the final. So it's not a tournament you can really dive into and get interested in in the way you can the NCAA. It takes a little more commitment and attention span.
     
  17. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    The FA Cup, Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League, and other competitions are also broken up. Of course those have better clubs than the U.S. Open Cup though.
     

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