Wednesday, July 1, 2009

TV Updates And Other Tidbits

ESPN Announces Unprecedented Coverage of World Cup 2010
"The Network" has announced that it will provide over 65 hours of on-site coverage of the World Cup. Here are the highlights.
  • SportsCenter at the FIFA World Cup;
  • World Cup Live – the daily, 30-minute news, highlights and analysis program (30 episodes) aired each night of the tournament on ESPN or ESPN2;
  • Live 30-minute pre-match, halftime (15 min.) and post-match shows on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2;
  • World Cup segments on ESPNEWS, First Take on ESPN2, and Outside the Lines.

How We Follow Up That Performance
A decidedly different looking US Men's National Team will follow up the incredible Confederations Cup run with a run out in the Gold Cup tournament that they won in '07 to qualify for the Confed Cup. Coach Bob Bradley will use a squad made up of mostly untested players who did not participate in the Confed Cup. Jacob over at Southern soccer has all the info on how you can catch the games on TV.

Huntsville Times Caught Up In Soccer Fever
The Huntsville Times ran a recent story about where the interest the USA v Brazil final has garnered, and where in the Valley you could go to watch the game.

Beckham Book Provides Juicy Gossip
Grant Wahl is a terrific soccer scribe and his soon to be released tell-all book about the machinations of the Beckham move to the LA Galaxy is sure to raise some eyebrows. Check out an exerpt of the book here.

Jacob Chimes In
Our buddy Jacob drops some knowledge about the recent Confed Cup performance and some other tidbits on his blog.

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