Covering the Coverage

Every so often we like to take a look at how mainstream news and sports publications are covering the world of soccer in the United States.  As MLS moves into its third month of games, the EPL is wrapping up and Champions League closing for the year, we thought now would be the perfect time […]

Covering the Coverage: Qualifier Edition

The numbers are simply astounding.  The Mexico/USA World Cup Qualifier managed a remarkable 7.2 million viewers in the United States.  2.4 million of those viewers were on ESPN with the balance watching in Spanish on UniMas.  In terms of ratings, the game drew a 1.6 overnight on ESPN, more than double the previous best for […]

Covering the Coverage

Every so often we like to take a look at how mainstream news and sports publications are covering the world of soccer in the United States.  With the first week of games now in the books, we thought now would be the perfect time to take a look.  We’ll start with that venerable sports publication, […]

Covering the Coverage: MLS Cup Edition

This is our last post before the Cup Final on Saturday, so with the media starting to descend on Los Angeles, now is a good time to look at how some of major outlets are covering the upcoming match.  Before looking at game coverage, the first link is to a must read of Grant Wahl’s […]

Covering the Coverage

Soccer coverage in traditional daily newspapers is typically spotty and often ill informed.  Yet such articles are important for a sport trying to reach markets beyond those who frequent soccer websites, sports television and other media that regularly covers the game.  Every so often we like to take a look at those outlets and their […]

Covering the Coverage

Every so often, we like to take a spin around mainstream sports to see how certain outlets are covering the beautiful game.  We’ll start with Sports Illustrated, where, thanks to a Post Office snafu (“we apologize for the damage to your mail”), we just received our March Madness preview issued.  Tucked therein, was a two […]

Covering the Coverage

Preseason is heating up around the league, so we thought it would be worth checking to see if local papers are taking notice.  We’ll start in Salt Lake City, where the always excellent Michael Lewis offers up this detailed piece on the roster makeover for RSL.  The piece includes interviews and a look at some […]

Covering the Coverage: Superdraft

As we do every so often, we thought we would take a look around the web to see how mainstream websites and publications are covering the annual SuperDraft.  We’ll start across in the pond in England, where  the Guardian continues its regular (and impressive) MLS coverage with a team-by-team look at the upcoming draft through […]

Covering the Coverage: MLS Conference Championship Edition

Still no power, so here is a quick survey of how the local newsapers are covering their team’s win or loss in Sunday’s compelling Conference Final matchup.  We’ll start in Utah, where RSL continues to enjoy strong local coverage from both the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News. The Trib sports section included  a […]

Covering the Coverage

While we wait for the power and heat to return to Hartford County, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the soccer coverage in mainstream media outlets around the country.  We’ll start in New England, where the Boston Globe, via Revs beat reporter Frank Dell’Apa, takes a […]

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