Who blew it, Fox Sports World or USSF?

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by Frank Cunha, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Why is the game between the Metrostars vs DC United not on Fox Sports World? the other semi-final was live on Fox Sports World, I was under the impression the Fox Sports World had the right for this games.
  2. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    I'm not really sure why this game is not on TV, but my guess would be that it's all part of the New Jersery Tourism Bureau's plan to get more people to visit Rutgers tonight.

    Sadly, I don't think FSW or the USSF has the power to stand up to the NJ Tourism Bureau.
  3. elephantstone

    elephantstone Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Harrisburg, PA
    The game was originally scheduled for last Tuesday, but USSF moved it so as not to have DC and Metro play Tues-Thurs-Sat all in a row. Thurs-Sat-Wed is a bit more manageable. I assumed FSW had some sort of prior commitment for tonight, so they can't show the game.
  4. Mathis Fan

    Mathis Fan New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Columbia, SC
    It is my understanding that Fox SportsWorld shows a replay of the English Premier League "Game of the Week" at 8 p.m. Wednesday nights. Since tonight's game is tonight during that time slot, it won't be shown. That is why last week's USOC match was on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday night.
  5. lond2345

    lond2345 Member

    Aug 19, 2002
  6. akimmel

    akimmel New Member

    May 19, 2003
    Yeah, I think all us FSW fans are drooling over the prospect of watching the nil-nil draw between Manc and Spurs. I'm a Tottenham fan and I don't even care to watch that game. I've seen the damn highlights five times since it was played, why the heck would I want to sit through the other hour and 45 minutes of crap?? Although, if you haven't seen the 'lites, there are some pretty amazing Keller saves in this game. Thanks to Tottenham's sieve of a back line, Man City had numerous chances to go ahead and blew 'em all.
  7. Section113

    Section113 New Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    I thought it was wierd that the last cup game at Rutgers was filmed... but wasnt shown anywhere. I know it was filmed because they showed highlights on Metro Soccer Report on MSG.
  8. studsup

    studsup New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Garden State, born N
    It is horrendous that the game will not be shown.
    Had it been on that Tuesday I woulda been there.

    I have a class tonight, have to teach, otherwise would be there.

    FOX has the rights, but date shift blew the b'cast. Will it be taped for rebroadcast? Please, I'll watch it on Galavision, Univision, Telemuno. Hell I'll even tune in Lifetime or the Oxygen channel if they show it.

    How 'bout doing a barter deal with The Shopping Channel and let that guy who sells the knives do color commentary.
    PBP - Edgar makes a run up the wing, passes to Gavin.
    CC - And you know the Frontier Buck Knife makes a nice present for a young man just turning seventeen.
  9. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    we probably the only team in the MLS without a english radio station so we are out of lucky, I don't know if Wado the spanish station is broadcasting the game.
  10. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

    Fortunately, DC United do have an English language radio deal and their station also streams live on the internet.

    Check out the DC homepage for the link.

    It's a shame that we have to listen to their broadcast, but it beats what's on offer from Metro.
  11. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Sporting Kansas City
    KC doesn't have one.
  12. akimmel

    akimmel New Member

    May 19, 2003
    We only have Spanish language radio here in Dallas, as well. We even have a local, English, weekly soccer call in show, but no game broadcasts......brillant.
  13. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I think the USSF pays to have the Open Cup shown on FSW. The biggest factor is that the US Women's Team is playing in the quarters of the WWC tonight at 8pm which is being shown on ESPN. And the USSF probably thinks that noone would watch the Open Cup semi because the WWC quarter final is on ESPN.
  14. Ronaldinho11

    Ronaldinho11 Red Card

    Jul 28, 2003
    San Pedro Sula
    CD Olimpia
    Nat'l Team:
    FSW always shows the DC games and the Revolution games one of the two each week always but why cant they show any Metros??????

    I sense a conspiracy!!!!!!!
  15. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because MSG does a much better job.
  16. ElMetrofan

    ElMetrofan New Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    SHAPE, Belgium
    What's the field conditions for thie field in the Rutgers. I"m guessing there are fooball lines. But what are the dimensions? Any close to what they are at GS?
  17. Tuba

    Tuba New Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    New Yawk
    El Metro Fan,

    Someone has posted some pictures of the field and it looks to be in great shape.

    I wonder if the Metros could bid for the final? Home field (Rutgers) would be nice, not to mention the game could be palyed on grass with no football lines.
  18. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The game was at Yurcak Field, a dedicated soccer/lacrosse stadium, so no American football lines. Field was in beautiful shape, Cook College (agricultural school) is doing it's job well.
  19. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I would hope that Rutgers would be to small for a LHUSOC final?

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