Archives: ESPN

MLS Thursday is no more

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  ESPN’s Primetime MLS Thursday games failed to attract the viewership hoped by the network. Today the network announced that it is shelving the Thursday Primetime package and will mix MLS games on multiple days during the week much as … Continue reading

Time for MLS and ESPN to Make Changes Together

Posted on by Mitch Howard

In early August of 2006, it was announced that ESPN had paid for the rights to broadcast MLS.  At the announcement, officials from both sides agreed that ESPN would brand MLS with all the glory that its broadcasting style conveys to U.S. sports … Continue reading

MLS on ESPN/ABC Continues to Underwhelm

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Part of the problem Major League Soccer has on television is undoubtedly the amateur nature in which the Disney family network has treated the league for years. We’ve had shows come and go like MLS Extra Time, and MLS Soccer … Continue reading

MLS on ESPN Continues to Underwhelm

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Part of the problem Major League Soccer has on television is undoubtedly the amateur nature in which the Disney family network has treated the league for years. We’ve had shows come and go like MLS Extra Time, and MLS Soccer … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: News From Baltimore

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

What I’m hearing around the NCSAA Convention: The US will play a friendly in Spain right before the European Championships. Spain needs all the work they can get after a rough qualifying group. J.P. Dellacamara will be paired with John … Continue reading

Ideas for Improving ESPN’s MLS and US Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN under the stewardship of George Bodenheimer has shown more of an interest in Soccer than ever before. Bodenheimer who directs sports for ABC, and all the ESPN family of networks has admitted he’s the latest in the long line … Continue reading

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ESPN Debuting Blanco Cam Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

“Blanco Cam” Debuts Tonight on ESPN 2

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

ESPN 2 bombed with Beckham Cam, because the combination of injuries and poor supporting play doomed David Beckham’ s short stint in MLS. But tonight ESPN 2 is debuting a “Blanco Cam” to follow Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s every move on the … Continue reading

Beckham Debut Causes Ratings Jump

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night’s DC United-LA Galaxy match attracted a 0.8 rating on ESPN2 the highest rated MLS regular season game of the season and more than twice the normal rating for ESPN’s Thursday Night MLS package.

US-Brazil moved to ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Realizing the national buzz growing around the US U-20 team, ESPN executives have wisely made the decision to move tonight’s massive US-Brazil match to ESPN from ESPN U. The match will also be availible on ESPN 360 and ESPN HD.