Friday, May 14, 2010

Round Up: World Cup on the Ump, FC Buffalo Blitzers?, H'ville Native Joins BUSA, and Funny Commercials

World Cup to Air on The Ump!
Good news for soccer fans in Huntsville! Sports Radio 730 The Ump and 103.9FM will be airing the ESPN Radio broadcast all of the USA World Cup Matches. ESPN's JP Dellacamara and Tommy Smith will call the action from South Africa.

Below is the full schedule of matches that The Ump will carry:

Group Matches
Saturday, June 12: England v. USA @ 1:00pm
Friday, June 18: Slovenia v. USA @ 8:30am
Wednesday, June 23: USA v. Algeria @ 8:30am

Round of 16
Saturday, June 26: 1C v. 2D @ 1:00pm
Sunday, June 27: 1D v. 2C @ 8:30am

July 2&3

July 6&7

Third Place and Final
July 10&11.

NPSL's FC Buffalo On CNN

What started as a funny option in the club's "vote for the team's nickname" contest has exploded into a major story. The NPSL Northeast Region team's website gave fans the option to choose the (Wolf) Blitzers as the nickname. Blitzer is the host of CNN's Situation Room and a native of Buffalo. Word made it to Blitzer and he ran a feature on the club's contest on yesterday's Situation Room broadcast. "Go Blitzers!" may soon be the rallying cry at FC Buffalo matches.

Huntsville Native Joins BUSA Staff

The area's nearest US Soccer Developmental Club, Birmingham United Soccer Association, has named Huntsville native Monica (Hall) Brown the Director of Soccer Operations. Monica is a graduate of Lee High School and was a four year starter at NC State University.

Funny Commercials

There are some really funny soccer related commercials coming out now. Here are two of my favorite.

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