WTF Is FloFC/FloSports?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by rgli13, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    apparently theyve bought the (english) rights to the concacaf nations league. ive never heard of it. is it a channel? an app? an app channel?

    thats at least a third of our games per year i/we wont get to watch, well, easily i assume. almost definitely not for free.

    us soccer, for real- go f yourself.
     
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  2. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    It’s an app so phone/tablet/smart tv.

    Seems like they currently show a lot of Copa Italia.

    $20/mth.

    I’ll hold out for the Spanish.
     
  3. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a bust. We have to pay for the right to see the national team... hard pass.... I’ll stream illegally.
     
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  4. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where do you see $20? https://www.flofc.com/plans?utm_cam...m=display&utm_source=970x90&utm_content=event is how you pay. It costs $29.99 for one month, which goes down to $12.49 per month (actually $12.50 because $149.99/12 = $12.499 going to a decimal place beyond a whole number of cents) if you pay for one year. A year costs $0.04 more than five individual months, so if you want to pay for Nations League games only you should pay by the month because they are in five or fewer months per year. When people complain that ESPN Plus isn't free, I say that ESPN Plus has more games at a cheaper price than any other sports website that charges.

    FYI: This isn't the only soccer on FloSports people here care about. D.C. United gave their games to FloSports.
     
  5. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nations League is a CONCACAF TV property, so they are the ones who sold the rights. US Soccer had nothing to do with it.
     
  6. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CONCACAF outsource their sponsorship deals to Soccer United Marketing along with TV rights negotiation for events like the GC. I'm not sure if SUM is involved with this deal.

    Flotrack was always a laughing stock on letsrun, track and field's equivalent of bigsoccer, with fixed cameras, no replays, and no idea who some of the runners were.

    That was a few years ago.
     
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  7. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What the ********
     
  8. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This guy says that the US group stage games will still be on TV through the ESPN/Fox contracts, but not the semis/final in Spring 2020.



    He corrected the number of group games (4) in a later tweet. There still may be regular TV on the Spanish side.
     
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  9. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Yup $5 a month for most MLS games and plenty of other leagues our Yanks play in.

    While ESPNs deal is amazing for those of us on BigSoccer this Flo crap is not.
     
  10. dlokteff

    dlokteff Member+

    Jan 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    This blows.

    Hora de repasar mi español
     
  11. Southern Man

    Southern Man Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Flo Sports has been in Track and field for quite a while. They also started with a pretty big following in wrestling. People generally seem to hate them. Poor quality of announcers and problems with recurring billing seem to be the biggest/most common complaints.
     
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  12. Southern Man

    Southern Man Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    It was founded in 2005/2006 by Mark Floreani and Martin Floreani. Mark was a UTexas track and field athlete and Martin I think may have been a wrestler. They were trust fund kids I believe. Martin is no longer with them. I think they also have a pretty big swimming operation too.
     
  13. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If nobody buys it, who will illegally stream it?
     
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  14. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Theres always at least 1 sucker
     
  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    People should just brush up on their Spanish.
     
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  16. skim172

    skim172 Member+

    Feb 20, 2013
    Not even. For reasons that are too complicated/stupid/Comcast-related, I only get Spanish-language broadcasts for sports channels. I cannot speak or understand the language - and it has not negatively affected my life in the least. I still have eyes, I can see where the ball is and where it's going. I don't need to be able to understand the specific variety of inane chatter from the talking heads to know what's happening.

    (In fact, when it came to NFL Monday Night Football this past season, I think I was quite lucky, as the commentary was apparently bad enough to drive people insane).

    As long as you understand what it means when the guy goes "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL", then you're fine.
     
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  17. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, that guy is awesome! He/she does it so all the rest of us don't have to.
     
  18. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I'll be the first to provide a link once I get one trust me.

    This sh!t has to stop. First it was Bein taking the rights, now this hack company forcing you to stream??

    Apparently its too much to ask to watch your national team in english in the United States.

    I blame the millenials!
     
  19. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FloSports also streams lots of Rugby Union matches, especially the US National Rugby Team's, both 15s and 7s.
     

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