The Revs have announced a relationship with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Massachusetts
Chapter for a year-long campaign through the end of 2012. Per the team's press release, the Revs
will fundraise on the organization's behalf and will showcase and support three of LLS' campaigns
throughout the season: Pennies for Patients, Team In Training and Light The Night.
After last week's horrendous schedule of play, this weekend's does pick up a little bit, though not
much. Once again, there are no matches featuring a pair of WCR Top 25 Clubs. There was one, between
Chelsea and Manchester City, that was scheduled for Monday, but it has now been pushed back until
The regional broadcast schedule came out today (http://i.imgur.com/bSsRK.jpg). And NBC is really
putting their money where their mouth is. With NBC 5, NBC Chicago Nonstop, and NBC Sports Network
carrying 21 regular season matches. While Comcast Sportsnet and Galavision will carry the remaining
matches, it is apparent that NBC is taking the Chicago Fire very seriously.
Last Friday, the Brotherly Game exclusively reported that the Philadelphia Union would appear on
Comcast SportsNet and on the Comcast Network during the 2011 season, in addition to 6abc. Today,
the team officially confirmed that original report.
The Union will appear on one of these Comcast properties for 20 of the team's 34 regular season
-Last night the San Jose building commission voted 6-0 to deny an appeal against the construction
of a soccer specific stadium. This means the earthquakes can finally get going on their $60 million
dollar 18,000 seat stadium. Congrats. Finally San Jose can have a proper stadium to play at. This
is good for the team, fans, and the MLS as a whole.
Mark your calendars now and bookmark this thread for reference. The Chicago Fire announced today
that Comcast SportsNet and My50 are returning as the official broadcast partners of the team. The
full TV schedule for 2011 is below.
The signing of Carlos Ruiz is buzzing all over the interweb. Once you get past the signing
announcement pieces you can find some things of interest, notably, possible tactical formations now
that Ruiz is in the mix. First out of the gate is the Offside's Union affiliate, with the
Goalkeeper offering several possibilities.
The Fire finally revealed the identity of the second international striker today, and his name
is Diego Chaves. At 5'-10" and 150 lbs. Chaves isn't exactly a prototypical target forward but the
Fire are hopeful that he can fill the #9 spot that is currently up for grabs.
Chaves played briefly with Uruguayan teammate Gaston Puerari in 2009 at Montevideo Wanderers
before playing for Queretaro and Veracruz in Mexico.
NEW YORK, – Today Major League Soccer and FOX Soccer announced the TV schedule for the upcoming
season. year. The premier soccer-only channel in North America will broadcast up to 31
regular-season games, plus three exclusive MLS Cup Playoff matches including a Conference Final –
all in high definition.
In case you haven't noticed, we are back at full force in world football. Want proof? The English
version of the superclasico is this weekend and it only qualifies as the fifth best match on
television in the U.S. this week. Hell, it's not even the top match in England, which belongs to
the matchup between Newcastle United and Spurs at White Hart Lane.
Kick off time for the Fire's July 23rd friendly against the eventual Premier League champions
Manchester United has been moved from 7pm to 4pm. World Football Challenge event organizers have
decided to move the start up for a reason and I'm assuming it's not to announce the Fire have
signed Wayne Rooney after the match.
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