Welcome back to Community Corner, where we ask the tough questions and expect the real answers. This week is a topic where we think we will find some great answers and spirited debate. This week, we dive into the world of soccer coverage.
Every week, millions of people across the United States tunes in to watch soccer from around the world. Whether it’s the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League, Liga MX, UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Copa Libertadores, or even the Indian Super League, fans consume hours of soccer by watching their favorite teams, leagues or even big-time and small-time matchups.
To do that, fans need an expansive television package as well as some streaming outlets to get the matches they want. Here’s just a partial list of the networks that carry soccer and the properties they have:
ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN+ - MLS, USL, Serie A, EFL Championship, USMNT/USWNT, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Indian Super League, A-League, NWSL, DFB-Pokal, Allsvenskan, Danish Superliga, Chinese Super League
NBC/NBCSN - Premier League
beIN Sports* - CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, La Liga, Ligue 1, African Cup of Nations, Turkish SuperLig
Univision - MLS, Liga MX, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Gold Cup, USMNT/USWNT
TNT/Bleacher Report - UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premier League
Telemundo/NBC Universo - FIFA World Cup, Liga MX, Copa America
Galavision - UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League
Lifetime - NWSL
Gol TV** - Brasileiro, Portuguese Primeira Liga
*Despite their contract woes, they still exist
**Allegedly, they still exist. Seriously.
So, which of the networks provides the best coverage, in your opinion? Which ones fail to compare? Is it because of your favorite team or league being on that network or do you simply enjoy the coverage they provide on what you do watch? We have a poll this week! Fill it out and then hit the comments to let us know what network you think is the absolute best and which ones need to just give it up.
Which network provides the best soccer coverage?
This poll is closed