Thanks for your feedback on the poll. Based on our sample, Twitter and beIN Sport were the most popular avenues for following the match, with a fair number of you catching the game at a bar or other public venue. Keeping with the beIN Sport theme, the network announced that it will carry every match of South American World Cup qualifying live. The official press release offers the following quote. “Because of our commitment to bringing the best in international sports to our viewers, these games are now available to millions of passionate fans who otherwise would not have been able to see them,” said Yousef Al Obaidly, managing director of beIN SPORT. “Our extensive coverage of these exciting World Cup qualifying matches demonstrates our unique approach that has led to one of the most successful network launches in recent cable TV history.”
In other business news, new MLS partner NBC announced the start of its foray into widespread sports coverage. The syndicated effort includes well known talent including Bob Costas, Rodney Harrison and Amani Toomer. Once again the official press release offers the following,: “Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Dial Global adds, “This is a great day in sports radio and we’re proud to have 178 affiliates share it with us. Our main goal from day one has been to deliver great content for radio stations and we are excited to finally hit the field and play. ”
We’ll finish with a look at attendance. In mid-week, the Revs got in the win column before just over 10k, while the Rapids played at DSG Park before just over 13k. Seattle beat Chivas USA before more than 38k, while the Dynamo fell just short of 18,500.
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