Fox Soccer to air U.S. Gold Cup games

[TELEVISION GUIDE] Fox Soccer will air all three U.S. games during the group stage of the Concacaf Gold Cup, beginning with Tuesday's game against Canada in Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET.

It will also broadcast USA-Panama June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET and USA-Guadeloupe June 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The Gold Cup quarterfinals and semifinals will also be shown live on Fox Soccer, as well as the final on June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET from Pasadena’s Rose Bowl.

Dave Johnson and Kyle Martino will handle the play-by-play and in-game analysis. Brian Dunseth will be the sideline reporter.

Eric Wynalda, Christopher Sullivan and Cobi Jones co-host pregame, halftime and postgame shows live from each venue. 

Univision has yet to announce it schedule for the tournament.

4 comments about "Fox Soccer to air U.S. Gold Cup games".
  1. I w Nowozeniuk, June 2, 2011 at 12:38 p.m.

    Martino, Dunseth and Sullivan suck out the air from the pitch with constant small talk and irrelevant commentary...add Harkes (missing) to the mix and it becomes a total farce.

  2. Rene Guerra, June 2, 2011 at 12:59 p.m.

    And it isn't only those four, chatting & yackety-yaking for play-by-play narrating; and idiotic, gossip-like babble for "analysis" is an epidemic among those in front of the microphone in American soccer.

    And in female soccer it is dimensions worse; the moment the game starts, the entire "narration" becomes a sheer conversation between the male supposed to do the narration and the female supposed to deliver the analysis.

    It is just disgusting!

    Can there be a paradigm shift here? Can anyone at Soccer America speak against it? Can the gods of the MLS convey the message, lest audience/viewership is lost?

  3. Rene Guerra, June 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

    And it isn't only those four; chatting & yackety-yaking for play-by-play narrating, and idiotic, gossip-like babble for "analysis" is an epidemic among those in front of the microphone in American soccer.

    And in female soccer it is dimensions worse; the moment the game starts, the entire "narration" becomes a sheer conversation between the male supposed to do the narration and the female supposed to deliver the analysis.

    It is just disgusting!

    Can there be a paradigm shift here? Can anyone at Soccer America speak against it? Can the gods of the MLS convey the message, lest audience/viewership is lost?

  4. Kent James, June 2, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.

    Sorry to disagree, but I think Sullivan is probably the best American announcer we have. While most soccer announcers (and especially American ones) should probably talk less, I think Sullivan usually provides some insightful analysis. He does tend to be always positive (a lot of players are "fantastic") and enthusiastic, but I can think of worse traits.

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