English Premier League Opens Saturday

For a core group, Saturday is Nirvana as the EPL season returns. Of course, the Richest League in the World can’t buy everything but they will attract plenty of attention here and throughout the US. Coverage begins at 6 a.m. CT with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham. The weekend […]

EPL Season Starts in Four Weeks

NBC Sports Group has released its television schedule for the first two months of the English Premier League season. The TV slate features live coverage of all 70 matches beginning Saturday, August 8 at 6:45 am CT on NBCSN with Manchester United v. Tottenham. The networks of NBCUniversal will present at least five games each […]

English Premier League Sunday Finale Relegation Battles

NBC/Universal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBC/Universal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 9 a.m. CT. NBC and TELEMUNDO host coverage of Hull City v. Manchester United, with 2014-15 Champions Chelsea v. Sunderland on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. In addition, all 10 matches will […]

Soccer on TV – Liverpool Derby, USWNT and USMNT

The big TV news is the National Team double-header on Sunday. The US Women’s National Team will face France in their first game of this World Cup year, in France. Game time is 10:50 am on ESPN2. Both Lori Chalupny and Becky Sauerbrunn are on the roster. The US is currently ranked #2 in the […]

English Premier League Kicks Off

Coverage begins at 6 a.m. on NBCSN with Premier League Live followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City at 6:45 am, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. The weekend schedule can be found below […]

EPL Matchweek 14 Tuesday and More

There is a full slate of English Premier League matches Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Haven’t been able to discern any reason for this other than the time was available without FA Cup, Carling Cup, Champions League, Europa League or any of the other competitions that push some players as high as 75 games a […]

Soccer on TV, Week 1

I’m going to use the EPL calendar to title this new weekly TV Broadcast post, for a number of reasons I won’t bore you with. That’s the key story of course, the opening of the English Premier League on Saturday morning. NBC Sports and its various affiliates will show all 360 of the games this […]

Premier League Considering Development Bonuses

Via SoccerEx – The English Premier League is reportedly considering the introduction of financial bonuses to clubs who develop more British youth players, as part of its new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). The £320 million EPPP scheme was introduced this season as a means of improving the development of youngsters in English football. The […]

English Premier League, Week 1

Our EPL correspondent, JP Thompson, newly relocated to St Louis where he is pursuing a Master’s in Athletic Training at Washington University, returns with his weekly reports. Enjoy! Welcome back and isn’t it great that football is back.  My eyes have been glued to Fox Soccer Channel all week while not in class.  The season […]

City Earn The Right To Celebrate In Manchester Despite United Riches

First things first, congratulations to the new champions of the Barclay’s Premier League, Manchester City! Via The Guardian Manchester City conjure crazy finish to end crazy season as champions Whatever the performance of Roberto Mancini’s team lacked in the sort of clarity and authority that might be expected of champions, it more than made good […]