ESPN Soccer Thread

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

  1. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Especially when NCAA money is involved AND channels have a policy to stick with a live event until it finishes.

    Just imagine a soccer game that goes to extra time and ESPN2 cuts away because SportsCenter is on at 11. If they went to the next thing on time, that's what you'd get.

    Soccer fans are definitely a bunch of whiny people.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That’s exactly what they did… cut away from live college ball to catch KO of this fairy massive WCQ.

    And sure I wished they’d have done it sooner.

    But my compromise suggestion was that they use ESPN+ for that lost 10min gap.

    And I would say that’s the most significant fail by their producers.
     
  3. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the past, they'd use News as their overflow to start the second game (of any sort) on time. I'd like to think most people would have been ok with this.

    It's definitely odd why they did it the way they did.
     
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  4. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    I don't get ESPN/EPSN2, but I was watching the pregame on ESPN+ and I agree that it was weird that the ESPN+ stream didn't kick in until the US national anthem.

    I was getting worried that something was screwed up with their stream setup and switched it to Univision at 9:05. I gave it one more shot on EPSN+ right after the Mexico anthem and the stream just started.
     
  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Amazing that soccer is pretty much the only thing I watch on espn+ for years yet I still have to scroll through about two dozen college whatever games to find the live soccer game that I want to watch.

    I think its time that ESPN integrate some basic level of A.I. into their browser, or at least allow us to create our favorites list like Paramount+ does. The first 2 items in their main menu are completely redundant (i.e. "Featured" and "espn+"). No clue what the difference is. Why not replace "Featured" with "MyList"?
     
  6. drt2k3

    drt2k3 Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Wilmington, NC
    Club:
    Wilmington H.
    You can go to the soccer section and pick your league from there
     
  7. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yah, I know but we are talking about 4 "clicks" and a lot of scrolling in-between. Just seems logical (and super easy) to put my favorite leagues and shows front and center like Paramount does.

    {Granted this was worse in the past when you could get results spoiled while doing all of this scrolling}
     
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  8. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Any word about the A league this year? I do not see anything listed under espn+
     
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  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    YES!!
     
  10. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    I do understand I’m probably one of 100 people who watch the Australian A League, but espn+ needs to figure this out. The can show the Aussie FFA cup, but not the opening weekend? Guess I have to watch on you tube.
     
  11. hwkn

    hwkn Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Either that or move to Australia.
     
  12. Ironbound

    Ironbound Member+

    Jul 1, 2009
    This plus getting it to stop trying to upsell me on some UFC garbage every time I open the app is all I want.
     
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  13. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At $60 or whatever it is per event, it's a huge moneymaker.
     
  15. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Australian A League and Indian I League will not be shown on ESPN+
     
  16. Zamboni

    Zamboni New Member

    Brentford
    Canada
    Nov 18, 2021
    Indian Super League is now available for free on the Onefootball app, can chromecast to big screen, only 30fps but better than nothing
     
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  17. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Any word on A league? Man, I watched every game religiously. This sucks not being able to watch it
     
  18. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    Meanwhile in South America, Fox Sports will transform into ESPN4 in select countries (all but Argentina, Brazil and Chile).
     
  19. masshlx

    masshlx Member

    N.E. Revs, F.C. Halifax, CC Mariners
    Mar 17, 2005
    Halifax, Ma.
    Club:
    Halifax Town
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Zamboni

    Zamboni New Member

    Brentford
    Canada
    Nov 18, 2021
  21. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS Cup spoiler alert:

    Show Spoiler
    Portland scored at the final gasp before the final whistle to level the game. With this, there's no chance 6pm local news (or whatever is next) starts on time.

    And this is why channels stay with live events until they're finished, even if it means a few "ESPN hates soccer" posts through the years. Perhaps ironically, ABC "went long" with their previous programming because it also wasn't finished on time.
     
  22. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Yes please! If you are an ESPN+ Subscriber there should be one tab devoted to your favorite leagues in the form of logos. If you click on the Bundesliga logo you get 3 more tabs—one for upcoming games, one for in progress games and one for previously streamed games. That’s it. And no spoilers for crying out loud!

    The app in its current form is an abomination.
     
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  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know this ain’t footy, but I’m astonished how poor the audio mix is for the Aussie Open tennis on ESPN channel this week. The crowd noise completely drowns out the announcers. I gather they’re calling it from Bristol CT but surely it’s well within their power to fix that mix.
     
  24. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    While I'm complaining about BeIN in that thread, I can only add here that I hate when MLS seasons end because it means ESPN has to keep their studio crew and Taylor Twellman busy, so they start appearing on FA Cup and Bundesliga broadcasts.
     
  25. teamitup76

    teamitup76 Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    CA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But it’s nice when TT is calling a game with a Yank Abroad to tie in the national team convo!! (I.e. today with Reyna’s return).
     

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