FS1 show 'Fox Indoor Soccer' debuts in Sunday night slot

On most Sunday nights at this time of year and through the summer, FS1 shows Major League Soccer.

With no live sports programming for the last month, FS1 has introduced "Fox Indoor Soccer," a 30-minute show featuring Fox Sports' Rob Stone as host along with analysts Alexi Lalas and Stu Holden, all appearing remotely from their homes.

The show, which will air each Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. ET, premiered with a look at the Bundesliga, as well as the men's and women's national teams.

RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams dropped in to talk about the return to training -- in small groups without contact -- last week. The Bundesliga hopes to resume next month behind closed doors but it will need approval of state leaders.

Fox Sports has a great interest in the Bundesliga plans since it will give it some live programming to air. This is the final season of Fox Sports' coverage of the Bundesliga before it moves to ESPN+ next season. The 'Fox Indoor Soccer' crew noted that all American sports leagues are looking with interest at the protocols the Bundesliga has in mind for its relaunch.

The other player to appear on the show was Atlanta United keeper Brad Guzan, whom Holden said would be his No. 1 keeper for the USA in World Cup 2022 qualifying it were to start today. (The first six games are slated to be played in the fall.)

Heather O'Reilly, the studio analyst on Fox Sports' 2019 Women's World Cup coverage, talked about the pluses and minuses of the extra year the U.S. women have to prepare for the Olympics and what it is like at the college level, where she is an assistant at North Carolina. The plan is to start preseason in August, but she noted many colleges are already planning to be closed for the summer and NCAA rules restrict the time coaches can work with players in the offseason.
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