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Bundesliga games in Spanish-language moving from GolTV to Univision Deportes

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As the new Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, soccer fans in the United States will see a change regarding the Spanish-language coverage of the German top-flight league.

While FOX Deportes will continue to show games as they have done in the past, GolTV will no longer be broadcasting Bundesliga games.

Bundesliga games in Spanish-language moving from GolTV to Univision Deportes

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As the new Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, soccer fans in the United States will see a change regarding the Spanish-language coverage of the German top-flight league.

While FOX Deportes will continue to show games as they have done in the past, GolTV will no longer be broadcasting Bundesliga games.

FOX Sports’ Bundesliga TV schedule revealed for first month of new season

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FOX Sports will launch its television coverage of the 2017/18 season on FS1 on Friday, August 18 with a live broadcast of Bayern Munich against Bayer Leverkusen. The new season will be FOX’s third consecutive season of its five-year TV rights deal with Germany’s top-flight league.

Compared to the 2016/17 season on FOX Sports, the schedule from FOX Sports is very similar so far.

No Scottish Premiership TV deal in USA means games will be available only via club websites

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With the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season scheduled to kick off on August 5, Scotland’s top-flight soccer league looks destined to miss out on television in the United States and only be available via streaming through paid subscriptions to each club website instead.

In previous years, a few of the Scottish Premiership games were available each week on FOX Soccer 2GO as well as being televised in the morning hours on FOX Soccer Plus.

FOX Sports reveals commentators and studio analysts for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced their broadcast team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off on Friday July 7.

The most important news is that Landon Donovan will return as a co-commentator to team up with John Strong and Stu Holden for the US Men’s National Team games. In the group stage, the US plays Panama, Martinique and Nicaragua.

FOX Sports reveals commentators and studio analysts for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced their broadcast team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off on Friday July 7.

The most important news is that Landon Donovan will return as a co-commentator to team up with John Strong and Stu Holden for the US Men’s National Team games. In the group stage, the US plays Panama, Martinique and Nicaragua.

Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

FOX Sports needs to select Aly Wagner to co-commentate World Cup 2018 games

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Here at World Soccer Talk, we will continue to take the lead by identifying the new generation of candidates for soccer television commentary positions on major national television networks in the United States, with particular emphasis on English-language broadcasts.

In March 2013, we identified John Strong as the best home-grown English-language soccer play-by-play commentator and we voiced our opinion to FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks, who had assigned Gus Johnson to the number one soccer play-by-play position instead.

FOX Sports needs to select Aly Wagner to co-commentate World Cup 2018 games

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Here at World Soccer Talk, we will continue to take the lead by identifying the new generation of candidates for soccer television commentary positions on major national television networks in the United States, with particular emphasis on English-language broadcasts.

In March 2013, we identified John Strong as the best home-grown English-language soccer play-by-play commentator and we voiced our opinion to FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks, who had assigned Gus Johnson to the number one soccer play-by-play position instead.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

Why Jermaine Jones could become the next great American soccer TV studio pundit

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Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here at World Soccer Talk, we have taken the lead in identifying the next generation of television broadcasters who will be “driving the bandwagon” by connecting with new viewers in their own unique ways to continue to grow the American soccer community.

Why Jermaine Jones could become the next great American soccer TV studio pundit

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Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here at World Soccer Talk, we have taken the lead in identifying the next generation of television broadcasters who will be “driving the bandwagon” by connecting with new viewers in their own unique ways to continue to grow the American soccer community.

Final two Bundesliga matchdays to be featured on FS2 with MultiMatch 90

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The final two matchdays of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season will be featured live on FOX Sports 2. All of the games will be included in the MultiMatch 90 whiparound show, which will be hosted by Ross Dyer.

If you haven’t watched MultiMatch 90 before on FOX Soccer Plus or FOX Soccer 2GO, the way it works is that Dyer will start broadcasting one of the Bundesliga matches but will then switch coverage back and forth between any of the nine Bundesliga matches that are being played from 9:30-11:30am.

How to access FOX Sports Go via fuboTV

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fubo Premier subscribers can now use their login credentials to access FOX Sports GO, the streaming app, which is a big deal for sports fans in the United States.

You may be wondering why it’s big news. After all, fubo Premier subscribers already have access to FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX (in select cities), which encompasses the vast majority of sports programming that the FOX networks feature.

How to access FOX Sports Go via fuboTV

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fubo Premier subscribers can now use their login credentials to access FOX Sports GO, the streaming app, which is a big deal for sports fans in the United States.

You may be wondering why it’s big news. After all, fubo Premier subscribers already have access to FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX (in select cities), which encompasses the vast majority of sports programming that the FOX networks feature.

DIRECTV NOW adds access to NBC Sports and FOX Sports GO apps

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Legal streaming service DIRECTV NOW offers subscribers access to several apps that will be of interest to sports fans, adding tons of additional programming that otherwise are not available.

Of particular interest to soccer fans is the fact that DIRECTV NOW offers access to NBC Sports App, FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Now and WatchESPN at no extra charge.

DIRECTV NOW adds access to NBC Sports and FOX Sports GO apps

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Legal streaming service DIRECTV NOW offers subscribers access to several apps that will be of interest to sports fans, adding tons of additional programming that otherwise are not available.

Of particular interest to soccer fans is the fact that DIRECTV NOW offers access to NBC Sports App, FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Now and WatchESPN at no extra charge.

FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

FOX network to broadcast 2017 UEFA Champions League final on June 3

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, June 3.

The match will feature two of the following teams: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, AS Monaco and Juventus. The four teams are competing in the two-leg semi-finals to try to advance to the final, which will be played in Cardiff, Wales.

FOX to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final followed by Seattle-Portland derby

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The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be shown live to viewers in the United States on the FOX network on Saturday, May 27.

The highly-anticipated match will feature a London derby played at Wembley Stadium to determine who will win the 136th FA Cup final. The live coverage of the London derby will be followed by the Pacific North West derby between Seattle and Portland Timbers, which will also be shown on the over-the-air FOX network.

FOX to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final followed by Seattle-Portland derby

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The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be shown live to viewers in the United States on the FOX network on Saturday, May 27.

The highly-anticipated match will feature a London derby played at Wembley Stadium to determine who will win the 136th FA Cup final. The live coverage of the London derby will be followed by the Pacific North West derby between Seattle and Portland Timbers, which will also be shown on the over-the-air FOX network.

Chelsea-Spurs FA Cup semi-final to be televised live on FOX over-the-air network

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The highly anticipated FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Spurs will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, April 22.

For soccer fans in the United States, that’ll guarantee that the game will get into as many TV households as possible as the two London clubs fight it out for a chance to play in the final against the winner of Arsenal against Manchester City.

Chelsea-Spurs FA Cup semi-final to be televised live on FOX over-the-air network

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The highly anticipated FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Spurs will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, April 22.

For soccer fans in the United States, that’ll guarantee that the game will get into as many TV households as possible as the two London clubs fight it out for a chance to play in the final against the winner of Arsenal against Manchester City.

Gold Cup

United States vs. Jamaica , Gold Cup 2017: Time, TV schedule, and live stream

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Who will be crowned kings of CONCACAF?

Game: United States vs. Jamaica

Date: Wednesday, July 26th

Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern, 8:30 p.m. Central, 6:30 p.m. Pacific, 1:30 a.m. UTC

Venue: Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.

FXX, FOX and FS1 to broadcast USA’s Gold Cup group stage games

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All three group stage games for the US Men’s National Team in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold will be televised on FXX, FOX and FS1 in the United States, which should help give the USMNT some big viewing numbers in the first week of the tournament.

Pitting North American, Central American and Caribbean neighbors and rivals against each other every two years, CONCACAF Gold Cup includes a total of 25 matches and 12 teams competing to earn a right to compete in the playoff to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

FXX, FOX and FS1 to broadcast USA’s Gold Cup group stage games

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All three group stage games for the US Men’s National Team in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold will be televised on FXX, FOX and FS1 in the United States, which should help give the USMNT some big viewing numbers in the first week of the tournament.

Pitting North American, Central American and Caribbean neighbors and rivals against each other every two years, CONCACAF Gold Cup includes a total of 25 matches and 12 teams competing to earn a right to compete in the playoff to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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FOX Sports’ promo video for World Cup 2018 coverage [VIDEO]

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In case you missed it, FOX Sports recently unveiled a promotional video to begin advertising its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be televised in the United States across the network of FOX Sports channels.

You can watch the video below, but the promo video features clips of some of the most iconic moments in World Cup history.

FOX Sports’ promo video for World Cup 2018 coverage [VIDEO]

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In case you missed it, FOX Sports recently unveiled a promotional video to begin advertising its coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be televised in the United States across the network of FOX Sports channels.

You can watch the video below, but the promo video features clips of some of the most iconic moments in World Cup history.

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FOX Soccer 2GO becomes FOX Soccer Match Pass

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FOX Sports has rebranded their paid streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO to FOX Soccer Match Pass.

The more unique name for the streaming service will help avoid confusion with the free (but authentication required) streaming service named FOX Sports GO.

FOX Soccer Match Pass is currently in beta, and more details regarding the service should be released in the coming days.

USA at Mexico, World Cup Qualifying: TV Schedule, News, Highlights

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At 5:30 PM FS1, Univision and UDN are showing the biggest game in CONCACAF this year.

With Bruce Arena in charge the United States is attempting to overcome a 2-40-7 record in Mexico. They have never won a World Cup Qualifier on the road against El Tri.

Expect several lineup changes.

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Seattle-Portland MLS game on FOX averaged 554,000 viewers

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The first Cascadia Cup of the 2017 MLS season between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers averaged 554,000 viewers on the FOX network and FOX Deportes combined on Saturday, May 27.

With a scheduled kick-off time of 3:10pm ET, the match immediately followed the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Seattle-Portland MLS game on FOX averaged 554,000 viewers

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The first Cascadia Cup of the 2017 MLS season between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers averaged 554,000 viewers on the FOX network and FOX Deportes combined on Saturday, May 27.

With a scheduled kick-off time of 3:10pm ET, the match immediately followed the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-7, 2017

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Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League Semi Finals drew 779,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, falling short of the 858,000 that tuned in for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s matchup in the previous round and falling in as the second most-watched Champions League match on FOX Sports’ networks this season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-7, 2017

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Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League Semi Finals drew 779,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, falling short of the 858,000 that tuned in for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s matchup in the previous round and falling in as the second most-watched Champions League match on FOX Sports’ networks this season.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

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Final two Bundesliga matchdays to be featured on FS2 with MultiMatch 90

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The final two matchdays of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season will be featured live on FOX Sports 2. All of the games will be included in the MultiMatch 90 whiparound show, which will be hosted by Ross Dyer.

If you haven’t watched MultiMatch 90 before on FOX Soccer Plus or FOX Soccer 2GO, the way it works is that Dyer will start broadcasting one of the Bundesliga matches but will then switch coverage back and forth between any of the nine Bundesliga matches that are being played from 9:30-11:30am.