Ball Dropped: mun2 Carrying US-Mexico Game

Ball Dropped: mun2 Carrying US-Mexico Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 15, 2009
  • 12 Comments
  • ESPN, NBC, World Cup qualifying

As most of you probably heard sometime between yesterday afternoon and this morning, there will be no ESPN broadcast for the US-Mexico World Cup qualifier next month. Sad times I know.

Apparently the game in English will be shown on a channel most either have never heard of or even have on their TVs. Since Telemundo has the rights to this broadcast the English version will be on some channel called “mun2.”

Now I know a lot of us are angry at ESPN for not shelling out the cash for the game. Apparently NBC/Telemundo wanted a whole lotta lettuce for this game and ESPN didn’t go for it. In a while you can’t blame them but in a way it kind of stinks since the way NBC is going about handling it. We know if ESPN would have taken the game it would have been broadcasted to millions and got the proper publicity that it needs. Now with the game on mun2 most people are going to be either stuck watching it in Spanish or in the dark all together.

I also wonder if CONCACAF or the USSF is even upset in the least bit about this too. We know ESPN would have plugged the living hell out of this game across the board after the way they treated the US national team after their Confederation’s Cup run last month.

Some us of soccer bloggers are trying to take action. Jason Davis over at Match Fit USA is urging everyone to send emails and sign a petition to NBC to at least get the game moved to USA Network (they have a long history of actually showing sports).

It may be a long shot to get anything done here but there is still time for the suits to wake up and smell the coffee on this one.

  • Kevin

    mun2?! I feel like my son used to have a Pokemon card by the same name…

  • Giovanni

    yea i have mun2. its a music channel where they show mostly spanish and some english music videos like mtv only its all music and one reality show. at nite they show one spanish novela with is really good and subtitles r in english. maybe the game with have subtitles

  • Gabe

    Hey Giovanni…thanks for the plug! <br />
    <br />
    I work at Mun2, and the USA Mexico game will be broadcast in English with a very professional crew behind the scenes, on mic and in front of the camera…we realize it's a big game for both teams, and that all eyes will be on our execution. <br />
    <br />
    No plans for subtitles, just great English Language play-by-play on our channel's audio….feel free to fire up the closed captioning if you miss alphanumerics dancing across your screen!

  • Kevin

    That's ridiculous! I actually think I have it too, now that you've described it. But I would NEVER associate it with a soccer game- especially one involving the US!

  • Kevin

    mun2?! I feel like my son used to have a Pokemon card by the same name…

  • Giovanni

    yea i have mun2. its a music channel where they show mostly spanish and some english music videos like mtv only its all music and one reality show. at nite they show one spanish novela with is really good and subtitles r in english. maybe the game with have subtitles

  • Gabe

    Hey Giovanni…thanks for the plug!

    I work at Mun2, and the USA Mexico game will be broadcast in English with a very professional crew behind the scenes, on mic and in front of the camera…we realize it’s a big game for both teams, and that all eyes will be on our execution.

    No plans for subtitles, just great English Language play-by-play on our channel’s audio….feel free to fire up the closed captioning if you miss alphanumerics dancing across your screen!

  • Kevin

    That’s ridiculous! I actually think I have it too, now that you’ve described it. But I would NEVER associate it with a soccer game- especially one involving the US!

  • jed

    NOBODY IN THE WORLD GET'S <br />
    <br />
    mun2????<br />
    <br />
    WTF??<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    It isn't even offered on any of the local carriers, BUSH LEAGUE???

  • jed

    NOBODY IN THE WORLD GET’S

    mun2????

    WTF??

    It isn’t even offered on any of the local carriers, BUSH LEAGUE???

  • soccer goals

    mun2 has great videos. What a surprise. It is a Generation X and Y Spanish English channel.

  • mun2 has great videos. What a surprise. It is a Generation X and Y Spanish English channel.