17 May 2006

"Some of Hispanic soccer fans' favorite teams..."

Press release from Univision says that MLS will be featured programming on TeleFutura:

"Major League Soccer Game of the Week" will showcase 25 of the best U.S. professional soccer matches, plus the MLS All-Star game, MLS Cup Final, and will feature some of Hispanic soccer fans' favorite teams, including Chivas USA (Los Angeles), LA Galaxy, Red Bull New York, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas, and DC United. (April - November, Sunday 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT)

From a strictly American perspective, I welcome the idea that TeleFutura will have games instead of FSC. You don't have to pay for TeleFutura where I am. Dig it.

Update! Yes, I missed the first formal announcement of a combined MLS/Mexican Champions League that is embedded in the release until I saw someone point it out on BigSoccer. That's even cooler.

8 Comments:

At 17 May, 2006 23:41, Blogger Brian said...

So the CONCACAF Champions League is the big thing MLS is doing with the Mexican Premier League next season? What exactly is the Copa Oro, the CONCACAF Champions Cup renamed?

If this is so, bring on next season. After United wins the MLS Cup for a 5th time, they will play in the Oro, Champions League, MLS, US Open Cup and hopefully the Copa Sudamericana. Thats alot of home games to attend.

 
At 18 May, 2006 08:01, Blogger D said...

I believe the Copa Ora is the Gold Cup, based on the description of it. So that's for international teams. But yeah, the Champs league thing is cool.

 
At 18 May, 2006 10:15, Anonymous GUTuna said...

CONCACAF Champions League?!?! This is great. The best part of the whole deal, if you noticed, is that it'll begin on July 18th rather than the February start date for the old Champions Cup. This should give MLS teams a legit shot at winning these things again as they'll be in mid-season form.

I just hope the Central American teams are in on this action as well.

 
At 18 May, 2006 10:37, Blogger Zathras said...

Frackin' Telefutura.

Not only would I have to pay for it here, it's not even frickin' available. At all. Dammit.

 
At 18 May, 2006 14:21, Anonymous Joe said...

If the Champions League thing really happens, and it starts in the summer, that is incredible news for MLS. Really incredible, expecially when you consider the new importance of the Supporters' Shield.

I would like to think that the collective hollering of the soccer bloggers on issues like this has made a tiny difference.

 
At 18 May, 2006 15:03, Blogger kj said...

I'm glad they're calling it the CONCACAF Champions League, rather than some other random title. However, if it's really the Champions League, why is it only going to be teams from two leauges? Not much of a Champions League, really.

 
At 18 May, 2006 15:23, Blogger D said...

KJ: Given the little data we have now, it is not clear that it'll only be MLS and Mexico, so Costa Rica et al need not despair yet.

 
At 23 May, 2006 11:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote SoccerTV...

3. CONCACAF Champions League: exclusive coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in July through November, featuring a combination of teams from the Mexican League, MLS, Central America, and the Caribbean, with the winner advancing to the FIFA Club World Championship in December.

So it isn't just MFL and MLS...

--kravi

 

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