By DAN KARELL
The popularity of soccer in the United States has been noticed by ESPN, and it seems like they are finally catching up with the times.
The sports media giant announced on Tuesday the creation of a daily soccer studio show called ESPNFC on TV, set to begin on August 11 and shown on ESPN2. The show will be 30-minutes long and feature highlights as well as news about soccer from around the world.
“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. ESPN FC on TV continues our leadership role in coverage of the sport across all media,” Scott Guglielmino, ESPN senior vice president for programming, said in a press release.
The program will also include interviews and features on personalities in world soccer, the use of the journalists who cover soccer on ESPNFC.com, and previews for key matches during the year, like El Clasico, the Manchester derby, and more. In addition Sunday’s the show will extend to a one-hour edition.
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