"ESPNFC" will launch a daily studio show on ESPN2 beginning Aug. 11 that will feature soccer highlights from major soccer leagues in Europe as well as Major League Soccer and the U.S. and Mexico men's national teams.
"Soccer's popularity is at an all-time high in the United States as fans are now more familiar with the world's top players, marquee clubs and national teams. "ESPNFC" on TV continues our leadership role in coverage of the sport across all media," said Scott Guglielmino, ESPN senior vice president for programming.
"ESPNFC's"global reporters, columnists and bloggers will be featured on the daily destination show that will offer U.S. fans "need-to-know" soccer news and information from across the globe, including headline news and in-depth analysis as well as key interviews.
The show will also feature previews of key matches throughout the soccer calendar year with one-hour Sunday editions that wrap up the best highlights from the weekend action while looking ahead to what the results mean to the teams and their respective leagues.
Monday through Friday, the program will air for 30 minutes each day. "ESPNFC" on TV will replace the "ESPNFC" Press Pass, the global soccer discussion program on ESPNEWS, in the United States.
"ESPNFC" will inform, entertain and provide hard-hitting insight on the global sport of soccer,added Guglielmino. "It will become ESPN's signature program for soccer, bringing tremendous value to the company, our affiliates and the ad sales community looking to reach core and casual soccer fans in the United States." (Source: ESPN)