Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS Direct Kick kicks off with free previews
by Paul Kennedy, February 27th, 2013 4:29PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, nasl, new york red bulls, online, soccer business, television


By Paul Kennedy

Major League Soccer’s Direct Kick television package will be available March 2-9 for free on its three providers -- DirecTV, Dish and In Demand -- covering the first 15 games of the 2013 season.

The season-long package will again be available for $79, the same price as last year. Fans can watch up to 236 MLS regular-season matches and select playoff games (subject to local blackout restrictions) during the 2013 season. For the first time, the cable package will include same-day replays for those who have missed games. Commercial establishments can purchase the package for a flat rate of $100.

All 323 games of the 2013 season will be available between the MLS Direct Kick package and national broadcast partners ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, NBC Sports Network, NBC, UniMas, Univision and Univision Deportes.

BRICK HOUSE PUSH. Indianapolis’ NASL expansion team has received more than 2,000 season-ticket deposits for its 2014 start, Indy Pro Soccer President Peter Wilt will hold a series of events to continue the push to build the biggest and most supportive fan base in the League. On March 7, Indy Pro Soccer and Slaughterhouse-19 BYB, an affiliate of the Brickyard Battalion supporters group, will co-host the first “Build the Brick House Party” at the Stacked Pickle. Slaughterhouse-19 BYB will be registering new members, and the team will be taking $25 per season-ticket deposits to all sections including the Brick House, the supporters section at Carroll Stadium on the campus of IUPUI.

RED BULLS' RADIO DEAL. All New York Red Bulls games will air live in Spanish on ESPN Deportes Radio Nueva York 1050 AM. The transmissions will have 30-minute pre- and post-game shows. M&E Productions owns the club's Spanish-language rights. Robert Sierra will lead the Red Bulls coverage along with Jorge Clara.

WORTH VIEWING. MLSSoccer.com's redesign prompted XI Quarterly's Mike Rodriguez to examine the league's website through the years from its launch in 1997 as MLSNet.com to its new version -- the eighth in 17 years. (It wasn't until 2010 that it adopted its current name.)
-----------------------------
Soccer America on Twitter: Follow Soccer America | Paul Kennedy | Ridge Mahoney | Mike Woitalla
Soccer America on FacebookSoccer America
Soccer Business Insider RSS feed



1 comment
  1. Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan
    commented on: February 28, 2013 at 4:32 a.m.
    THE MARKETING OF SOCCER-AMERICA IS ATROCIOUS! / Adding ‘free-previews’ to $79 and $100 viewing simply makes Television Audiences even more suspicious of the Product! / Please, Adopt The Single League Table Qualifying System for Soccer-America’s Development and Marketing and change the – if you must splash the cash – buy-in to SMART INNOVATION including The FIRST GOAL RULE / the New Points System. YES! WINNING Clubs will earn 3.5 or 3.O Points! YES! Losing Clubs will earn 1.5 or 1.O Points! YES! Clubs in a SCORE-DRAW will earn 1.5 and 1.O Points! And, YES! Both Clubs playing-out a ‘safe’ and kind-of FIXED NO-SCORE DRAW will get ZERO POINTS! This is how SMART SOCCER IS DEVELOPED AND MARKETED. The only thing ‘free’ is a FIXED NO-SCORE DRAW. After that EVERYTHING IS HIGHLY-CHARGED AND CHARGED FOR!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer Business Insider
Top 10 soccer television stories of the year    
It is almost impossible to go a day without finding live soccer somewhere on television. Most ...
U.S. Soccer renews Nike deal through 2022    
Nike, a U.S. Soccer partner since 1995, will be providing men's and women's national team uniforms ...
Mizuno cleats hit U.S. market     
Mizuno, the century-old Japanese company that entered the U.S. market in 1961 and has specialized in ...
Signs of progress on D.C. stadium plans    
The proposal for the D.C. United stadium to be built in Washington's Buzzard Point neighborhood could ...
Miami 'giddy' about soccer, New York? Not so much    
Miami-Dade County commissioners have demonstrated their support for soccer. Just what that gets David Beckham and ...
NYCFC eyes Bronx stadium site; Miami Beckham United gets on agenda    
It will take an Edwin Moses-type to cleanly clear all the hurdles that lie ahead for ...
MLS Cup viewers on UniMas surpass those on ESPN    
Saturday's MLS Cup drew the fewest English-language viewers on record, so few in fact that the ...
Team Beckham eyes Miami stadium site by the bay    
You can't say David Beckham doesn't think big.
FIFA-adidas partnership extended through 2030    
The World Cup and adidas are synonymous, their relationship going back to the 1970 World Cup ...
The MLS boom, in numbers    
For those of us who have covered soccer going all the way back to the days ...
>> Soccer Business Insider Archives