World Soccer Talk
MLS, TNT and FOX battle for commentators
We share our opinions about the new commentators named for MLS, USMNT and USWNT under their new media deals, how Chelsea got into the mess they’re in, inside information about where USL may be heading on TV, what MLS is missing from their match analysts, how the separate TV rights deals for US Soccer and MLS are different than from their previous combined deals, the impact that soccer commentators have on audiences, the pricing of MLS Season Pass, beIN SPORTS bounce back, and whether Ligue 1 may look for a different TV provider in their next deal.
MLS Season Pass: Sound and Fury
Is MLS Season Pass the smartest or dumbest decision the league has ever made? We discuss the positives and negatives of the MLS Season Pass experience as well as whether it's changing our viewing habits at all. We share our favorite analysts thus far as well as what impact the viewing experience on Apple TV may have on other soccer leagues. We also take a detour and discuss ESPN's technical issues with the Bundesliga, and ask whether Apple TV may be a better home for the German league in the future. All this and much much more.
Taylor Twellman interview about MLS Season Pass
Here’s a candid interview with Taylor Twellman, where he opens up to talk about his departure from ESPN, whether he and Jon Champion may work together again in the future, he responds to some of the criticisms of MLS, the challenges that MLS and Apple face with MLS Season Pass, how it'll work with FOX Sports being the only television partner left, and what he likes most about MLS Season Pass that begins broadcasting games on February 25, 2023.
Kaylyn Kyle on MLS Season Pass and her career in broadcasting
Kaylyn Kyle, who spent time most recently as a reporter and analyst with Inter Miami, is among the talented names featuring on MLS Season Pass. The former Canadian international will be on the four-person crew on MLS 360, the whiparound show during busy MLS matchdays.Kyle talks about how excited she is for this new era of Major League Soccer streaming, providing boundless potential for a league ready to take the next step in terms of popularity. The whiparound show that she serves as a host and analyst for could be the key for a league with 29 teams playing almost simultaneously.