ESPN Soccer Thread

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

  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Was kinda weird to hear two English guys broadcasting a Spanish League match though.

    But I guess it is as weird as an Argentine and Mexican dude doing a Premier League game on Telemundo.:ROFLMAO:
     
  2. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    We are kind of used to it though since Ray Hudson has been the main voice of La Liga for ~20 years, albeit alongside a baseball announcer doing the play-by-play.
     
  3. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Looks like the Friday night Segunda division match will be appearing regularly on Plus as they are showing Valladolid v Zaragoza right now.
     
  4. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    That is why I said two English guys but yes.
    Although Ray would probably say he watches way more Spanish League and Latin American Leagues in general. I think I heard him say on air he hates the Premier League for the most part.

    The guys on ESPN are a little different.
     
  5. richo65

    richo65 New Member

    Liverpool
    Brazil
    Aug 13, 2021
    Does ESPN+ have a Spanish language option? There was no La Liga match on ESPN Deportes this weekend.
     
  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yes.
     
  7. bwiorly

    bwiorly Member

    May 3, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    ESPN hasn't released its schedule for the UEFA World Cup qualifiers, September 1-9. Any reason to be worried? Is it safe to assume most games will be on ESPN+ with a couple of big ones on ESPN or ESPN2?
     
  8. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I wouldn't worry. We know, for e.g., that Norway v Netherlands is on espn2 but it doesn't show on the ESPN online schedule either. So clearly its just a case of the schedule not being updated that far in advance yet.
     
  9. richo65

    richo65 New Member

    Liverpool
    Brazil
    Aug 13, 2021
    Thanks. I just signed up through Hulu. I see the Spanish option for La Liga, but not Bundesliga. I guess they think Spanish speakers don't watch Bundesliga.
     
  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching EFL Cup match right now. The coverage is so minimal. 5 mins of pre-game. 0 mins of HT highlights/summary.

    I'm pretty sure the EFL puts out more HT content, but ESPN seems to be just trying to cram more ads in... 15 mins worth!

    Anyone know anything more about this? Am I right in my assumption about ESPN consciously opting not to show all of what EFL provides?
     
  11. bwiorly

    bwiorly Member

    May 3, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Actually, the ESPN2 games and shows do appear on the schedule:
    Norway-Netherlands, Sept 1, 2:30 pm
    Highlights show, Sept 3, 12:30 am
    Highlights show, Sept 5, 2:30 am
    England-Andorra, Sept 5, 11:50 am
    France-Finland, Sept 7, 2:30 pm
    Review show, Sept 9, 5 pm

    Less than a week away now. Still waiting for the rest of the schedule to post.
     
  12. bwiorly

    bwiorly Member

    May 3, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    The full UEFA World Cup qualifier schedule has now posted. 3 games on ESPN2 (see previous post), 14 games on ESPN 3, the rest on ESPN+.
     
    BocaFan repped this.
  13. richo65

    richo65 New Member

    Liverpool
    Brazil
    Aug 13, 2021
    I've noticed that the settings option on the ESPN app on my Samsung phone has triple the options to look at or change than the settings on the ESPN app on my Samsung Smart tv. I care because on my tv when I go to Bundesliga there are no matches on demand. I saw the same on my phone until I went to settings and changed the edition to ESPN deportes where there are many matches on demand (in Spanish). The edition option under settings on the phone lists many different countries also. Is this because they don't necessarily know which country you may live in with the phone whereas the tv is definitely purchased in the U.S.? I just want to watch each week's Dortmund match and obviously I prefer to watch on my tv.
     
  14. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    No idea how the Samsung Smart TV app works but on the ESPN apps on both my Fire and Roku, I scroll to the "Sports" column on the main screen, select "soccer" and then under "Explore More in Soccer" I select the league I want to watch (like the Bundesliga) and then scroll down to "on demand" and find the match I want to watch (sometimes interspersed with highlight shows for the league).

    Another option is to go to the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of the main screen which is search, and type in "Dortmund" (really just the first few letters of Dortmund) and the match should show up there too.

    I can't believe the Samsung TV app would be much different unless it's an extremely old version of the app and ESPN doesn't update for Samsung TV any longer.

    Also this is presuming you're an ESPN+ subscriber and if you are, you're signed in with your account. Otherwise you may only be getting Deportes options if you're only a cable subscriber.
     
  15. Gyro62

    Gyro62 Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    I have ESPN+ in a Samsung TV from 2018 clicking on Bundesliga brings up Live & upcoming, bunch a games
    Made in Germany, bunch of games
    From the archives, bunch a games
    All options include Dortmund games
    ESPN app version 2.13.0
     
  16. corolla

    corolla Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Really strange situation on espn+, I can not find the Bayern v Hertha or the Barcelona v Getafe match on the archive from this past Sunday. When I searched Bayern or Barcelona the match appeared but wasn’t able to be played. Anyone else have this happen using espn+? Any possible solutions? Thanks.
     
  17. richo65

    richo65 New Member

    Liverpool
    Brazil
    Aug 13, 2021
    Thanks for the help. The magnifying glass worked. Corollla, this app still has kinks in it. Looking under leagues and choosing Bundesliga, sometimes I see On Demand and sometimes no. But using the magnifying glass search for Bayern and your match should come up. Again though, even the search feature seems to have kinks. Yesterday I searched Dortmund and the Dortmund v. Hoffenheim match came up. But today it didn't. However, when I searched Hoffenheim, the match did come up. I chatted with customer service and they're aware of these issues and said they are glad I brought it up so they can address the problems. Good luck!
     
  18. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have found similar weird browsing/searching anomalies on ESPN+

    I always have a tiny little bit of hope that customer feedback like this will end up being seen by some big muckety-muck at Disney/ESPN, and then common sense changes will start to happen.

    But I’m not exactly holding my breath!

    Ps. Identical hopes go for NBC and all the other streamers.
     
  19. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    For what its worth, I find that the roku app for ESPN+ is really good. I never use the search function and I normally watch replays within 5 days of original airing, so take it with a grain of salt. But under the Roku app--like @Art Deco said, you can click on icons for "Soccer" or for the leagues. Once you are in your sub-category, scrolling to the bottom of the screen is normally where the replays are and you can just scroll through until you find a game on the bottom line.

    I have a TCL tv with Roku built in, so maybe it is different with the standalone roku stick/streamer. I've got an Amazon Fire stick and Chromecast as well, but I rarely use them with ESPN because the Roku works perfectly for me.
     
  20. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    Meanwhile in Latin America, Disney has launched Star+, independently from Disney+.

    Unlike other regions, the service includes all ESPN content. On the other hand, ESPN Play has dropped all the exclusive content, so now it only airs the same content as the four linear channels. Therefore, Star+ will have exclusive soccer matches.
     
  21. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    Sticking with the discussion of the ESPN+ app and various devices. I have a Firestick and a Roku. Currently I am using the Roku for various non-Sports related app reasons. But I am finding two weird experiences with the Roku and I'm wondering if others have had this problem (and found a solution).

    First, when a football match ends, about 75% of the time, the app quits and jumps back to the main roku menu when there is still 10-20 seconds left in the broadcast. This results in either missing the end of game stats (UEFA WCQ, for example) or cutting off the commentator's closing comments (CAF WCQ, for example).

    Second, sometimes the Roku app just quits and jumps back to the main Roku menu during the middle of a game. Luckily the app remembers where I was in the game, but this is a pain. The problem rarely occurs with other apps but I have had it happen with Netflix.

    Again, if you have experienced either/both of these problems and found a solution, I'd love to know what you did. Thanks.
     
  22. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC Still Lazy After All These Years

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    What Roku do you have? Are you using the remote or the Roku app as a remote?

    Make sure that automatic updates are turned on, so you'll always be on the latest and greatest firmware.
     
  23. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    Roku Player 4400X, I use the Roku remote with the box, and have automatic updates set. Made some other changes to the settings based on reading in various forums about reasons why the jump to the main screen might happen but I can't remember those moves at this point.

    Wired connection with 100mbps connection so that's solid.
     
  24. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC Still Lazy After All These Years

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Hmm... I've read about this issue, so it sounds like you're not alone. Could be the remote failing and forcing a double push when you hit the back arrow. I would try using the remote in the Roku app and see if you get the same result.
     
  25. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Watching the African WCQs on ESPN+ and there should be a special hell reserved for scorebug designers who fail to include a little stripe or swatch of the color reflecting the kit each team is using. There are nice mini-flags of each country next to their names but since almost every African nation has some combination of yellow, green and red in their flags they're of absolutely no help whatsoever.
     

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