NBC network scores best Premier League viewing figure since September

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NBC Sports netted its greatest viewing number since September for a Premier League broadcast on the over-the-air NBC network.

The November 18 broadcast of the Manchester United versus Newcastle United match averaged 837,000 viewers on the NBC network. Plus, 45,000 tuned in to watch the game on the Spanish-language Universo broadcast to generate a combined total of 882,000 viewers.

This week's Cascadia Cup match is on NBC this weekend. Not NBC Sports, but real broadcast everyone...

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This week's Cascadia Cup match is on NBC this weekend. Not NBC Sports, but real broadcast everyone in the country gets. Tell your friends to watch the most important match of the regular season.

A preview of MLS36: Chris Wondolowski

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The premiere episode of NBC Sports Network's new series MLS36 will air tonight at 9:30 pm Eastern time, following the broadcast of the match between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Viewers will get an unprecendented, behind-the-scenes look at the 36 hours an MLS player spends before a game.

Tonight's debut episode features San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski as he prepares for the MLS All-Star Game.

2012 All Star Jersey Revealed

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Noticed this over the weekend on the NBC broadcast of Philadelphia and Columbus. Whatcha think?

Colin Clark

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This weekend during a match between Seattle and Houston on NBC Sports Network, Colin Clark called the ballboy a, "fucking faggot". His voice was very clear on the broadcast. Today the MLS suspended Clark for three games, fined him an undisclosed amount, and will make him attend sensitivity training.

Around The League Extra Season opener is now available @ CSRN

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Chris and Ted are back discussing all Champions League and as Boris Aguilar from the Red Patch Boys is on to discuss Toronto's shock victory over the Galaxy. In the second segment, Josh Guessman gives his perspective on the Galaxy's defeat on Wednesday. Dave Clark from drops in to discuss the Sounder's collapse in Mexico at the hands of Santos Laguna.

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1 Million Watch Liverpool vs Manchester United Tape Delayed On FOX

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FOX's tape delay broadcast of Liverpool against Manchester United on its free-to-air network TV channel was watched by 1 million viewers on September 23, 2012. The Sunday afternoon tape-delayed broadcast averaged a 0.7/1 with an estimated 1...

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Quiet on the set

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Greetings from Los Angeles. Trading in the training ground for the studio has been an interesting switch. Few people realize how much hard work, precision timing and copious amounts of caffeine go into making a broadcast (particularly a studio show). Below are some shots from my time on set for FOX Soccer's Match Day and Goals on Sunday.

U.S. Women's National Team

“Our Achilles heel”: Hack on finishing, attacking as a team, more news

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Hackworth on improving finishing and attacking as a team. How to watch beIN Sports Spanish broadcast in English. More news

Greatness Has Been Found: A Close Reading

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Doing it themselves. USWNT fans at the 2011 World Cup semi-final.At the end of yesterday's match, most of the USWNT pulled Nike t-shirts over their uniforms. The kit sponsor must move its merchandise. As long as the swoosh is on the team jersey it doesn't much matter than they throw another Nike product on at the designated moment.

Solo thoughtz

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If you aren't following Hope Solo's twitter feed, do.
Today's tweets were in response to Brandi Chastain's remarks during the US game against Colombia. At about 18 minutes, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Bheuler's ball control. She said that Bheuler gives the ball away too much, and "needs to work on an improve on" her trapping skills.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders at Caledonia AIA in Champions League - Gamethread

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As the Seattle Sounders took their long journey to Trinidad to continue their quest for the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League title they will be doing it in a small stadium with high humidity, low 80s and partly cloudy weather. They are in foreign lands, nearly as far away as they can be from Seattle as can be in competitive matches.

Open Cup Final and Player Salaries

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For those of you that don't already have tickets for the US Open Cup final a week from today against the Seattle Sounders, you may want to get them. Today it was announced that the US Open Cup final for this year (and the next two after that) will be shown on Gol TV. The station that most people have to get another tier on their cable provider to be able to watch the game.

Sounders v Chelsea FC Friendly - Gamethread

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Tonight's game is about pomp, circumstance, crowds, evangelism and practice. It is not, nor is any friendly about who wins (ok, USA-Mexico is). This Wednesday night's 6:30 PM nationally-televised game between Chelsea FC and the Seattle Sounders FC will be a display of joy and passion. It will be a celebration of soccer history in Seattle that starts with a Roger Davies Golden Scarf ceremony and ends with Roger Levesque saying goodbye from the pitch.

Houston Dynamo Midfielder Colin Clark Yells ‘F**king F*gg*t’ At Ballboy (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Downright classy stuff from Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark who, during Dynamo's 2-0 defeat against Seattle Sounders on Friday, yelled 'f**king f*gg*t' in a young ballboy's face after the kid had the temerity to drop the football near him rather than directly at his feet while Clark was trying to take a quick throw.

Houston Dynamo Midfielder Colin Clark Yells ‘F**king F*gg*t’ At Ballboy (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Downright classy stuff from Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark who, during Dynamo's 2-0 defeat against Seattle Sounders on Friday, yelled 'f**king f*gg*t' in a young ballboy's face after the kid had the temerity to drop the football near him rather than directly at his feet while Clark was trying to take a quick throw.


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The IOC tells South Korea to saloon one of its footballers from a medal observance after he allegedly made up a political broadcast after the squad beat Japan. HTTP://

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Switzerland back Michel Morganella aspects being expelled from the London Olympics for allegedly sending a racialist broadcast on Twitter.

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Switzerland men's soccer participant Michel Morganella has been expelled from the Olympics for posting a racialist broadcast on Twitter. His remarks against South Korean musicians came after a 2-1 fall on Sunday.


888k watch POR v SEA on ESPN

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888k watch POR v SEA on ESPN

To put this in context, this rating puts it above MLS Cup 2010 between glorious FC Dallas and famous Colorado Rapids. And is even higher than the average for all playoff matches on ESPN last year. It is also a very respectable 1/3 size of those who watched the England-Italy "pursefight".

Cascadia Cup Preview: How Portland can Win

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It is the end of the work week and only one more rain filled day to go! Leading up to Sunday we have already seen the trash talking from both sides (here and here.) and the preview material, with a great read on getting to know the enemy from Andrew. The energy is building and on every UEFA 2012 broadcast I have seen ESPN has been hyping the game.

ESPN buys into the hype, prematurely names Man City Premier League Champions

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The lead-up to Monday's top of the table showdown between Man City and Man United was inflated by a number of erroneous and ridiculous claims of the match being a "title decider," comparable to the Super Bowl and that the 650-million person global reach of the match's broadcast was actually the estimated viewership.

US Women Defeat Marta-less Brazil 3-0

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Last night the US Women played their second and final match of the Kirin Challenge Cup. The initial kickoff time was an inconvenient 4am Pacific, but due to impending bad weather the match was moved up to a more reasonable midnight. Unfortunately, ESPN stuck with the initial time for the broadcast, so Twitter was the only source for live updates.

The MLS Schedule Conundrum That, Well, Isn't A Conundrum

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The 2012 Major League Soccer season kicked off this past weekend with a noticeable difference, the first match of the season was not broadcast on national television, in fact it wasn't till Sunday afternoon that an MLS match was broadcast nationally. While the realization of no national broadcast dawned somewhat late on many MLS fans, it did not go unnoticed on Saturday as fans scrounged to find free previews of either MLS's internet/cable season subscription packages or for an unsanctioned online feed.

Euro 2012

The Joy Of Watching Euro 2012 On TV, Alone

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We American soccer fans know all about watching matches alone. On the west coast, we stumble through the cold pre-dawn darkness to our couches, desperate for coffee, slightly delirious, and droopy-eyed, just to catch the first broadcast match each...

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Gadsby tries to deflect from the simple fact that England’s FA can’t get their act together

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On this week's roundup, one of FIFA's very own says the organisation is rotten to the core, Oxlade-Chamberlain puts the curse on as he declares England can win Euro 2012, and the FA continue to dither over the appointment of the next England manager. On the only broadcast in the world dedicated to the England football team

Gadsby visits the Ukraine ahead of Euro 2012 to get the lowdown

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Gadsby is in the Ukraine—no, the Euros haven't begun three months early! It's a special Euro 2012 preview show on the only broadcast in the world dedicated exclusively to the England football team.


Cameron scouted by European clubs

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Geoff Cameron's rise from MLS standout to the U.S. men's national team may very well culminate in a move overseas in the near future.

According to the Houston Dynamo broadcast from the club's win over FC Dallas over the weekend scouts from Everton, Stoke City and Schalke were in attendance with an eye on the U.

Former Footballer Michael Gray Undergoes UK’s First Ever Live Hair Transplant Surgery

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By Chris Wright

"Something for the weekend Sir?"

Former Sunderland, Blackburn and England left-back Michael Gray is undergoing the UK's first ever hair tranplant surgery to be broadcast live as we speak in fact, if you happen to enjoy scalps being sliced and follicles being fondled, you can head here to watch the procedure being streamed right now (though if you do, there may be some tricky questions you need to ask yourself).

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Newcastle-Man United Almost Breaks Viewing Audience Record For EPL Match On US TV

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FOX Sports's national broadcast of Newcastle United against Manchester United, shown on delay over its free-to-air FOX network, was watched by an average of 1.4 million people on October 7, 2012. The tape-delayed broadcast of...

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Illinois Basketball Radio Broadcast

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The 2004 bar exam results were less than inspiring. Only 64% of bar takers will be able to regurgitate their definitions tens of years later. Thus, many topics that are somewhat linked to each other are Illinois Covered Rebate. Illinois Covered Rebate was designed to protect hospitals and insurance companies from liability in cases where a doctor has basically admitted fault and apologized to the illinois basketball radio broadcast of their pockets.

U.S. U-20s Ready for China

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The U.S. U-20 WNT had Tuesday off after defeating Ghana 4-0 on a boiling late Monday afternoon in Hiroshima. The team returned to the pitch on Wednesday and had a short training as the squad has settled into a tournament rhrythm that is more focused on rest and regeneration in hopes of being able to play six games in 20 days.

Sky Germany’s Jessica Kastrop targeted by pitch sprinklers this time

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Sky Sports Germany's Jessica Kastrop always ends up becoming a target from her place alongside the pitch. First, she was hit in the back of the head by an errant ball. Then she was doused with beer after Borussia Dortmund won the DFB Pokal last season. Now even the sprinklers have turned on her by spraying her and her Sky colleagues before SSV Jahn Regensburg's 4-0 Pokal loss to Bayern Munich.

It’s time for U.S. Olympic champions to return to Houston

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Long before anybody in Houston thought of building a soccer-specific stadium on the East End, almost 17,000 showed up at Reliant Stadium to watch Mia Hamm, a young Abby Wambach and the U.S. Women's National team play Ireland at Reliant Stadium in 2004. Back then, Brandi Chastain was on the pitch instead of the broadcast [.

Links para los partidos de la última jornada de Londres

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Future News: Pep Guardiola named manager of every club in Europe

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Following a dogged pursuit and intense negotiations, former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been put in charge of every professional club in Europe. Even before stepping down from his job with Barcelona at the end of the season, Guardiola has been linked named as the prime target by a number of Europe's top clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Milan.

Manchester City vs QPR Premier League Season Finale Nets 600,000 Viewers On ESPN2

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On the final day of the 2012-13 Premier League season, the incredible match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers on ESPN2 was viewed by a US audience of 600,000 people according to Nielsen. The Sunday, May 13 broadcast between ...

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VIDEO: Peter Nowak's weekly press conference at 3:30, then a Schalke press conference afterward.

Union in Crisis?

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Did I overstate it in the headline? Perhaps. Or perhaps, I'm dead on. To find out, I talk to Jonathan Tannenwald who covers the Union for And just to get the full perspective, I talk to Taylor Twellman, who did color commentary for Union broadcast last season, to get his input.

Baby Steps: Despite Better Play, Union Drop Three Points To Colorado Rapids In 2-1 Defeat

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On the plus side of things, the Philadelphia Union put in a significantly better performance than in their opener against Portland. On the negative side of things, lack of finish and poor defensive play, including a howler from Zac MacMath, resulted in the Philadelphia Union dropping all three points to Colorado Rapids in a 2-1 defeat at PPL Park.