ESPN SoccerNet Coverage Dropping? Or Growing?

ESPN SoccerNet Coverage Dropping? Or Growing?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 8, 2010
  • 3 Comments
  • ESPN, SoccerNet

I honestly can’t decide if this is a glass half-full kind of thing or a half-empty. It seems as though lots of folks are noticing ESPN’s decline in MLS coverage on their website.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that their big guns of left in recent weeks. Ives Galarcep moved his opinions to Fox Soccer and now it appears Jen Chang has moved on, likely to SI.com or somewhere like that.

So why doesn’t ESPN give a damn about MLS on their website anymore? Honestly who knows, they still have Steve Davis and Jeff Carlisle, two of the best in my opinion.

After that its pretty weak.

Their World Cup coverage is some good stuff, including their World Cup 101 thing they have going on right now. Their Insider soccer blogs are pretty good though they aren’t updated as regularly as they should be (at least they did link this blog one time). But when it comes to covering MLS its gone from decent to pretty pathetic all in a matter of a few short weeks. Its almost like they’ve just doen away with the coverage despite having a couple quality writer on board.

I’m hoping all this change means the world wide leader is set to do something positive about it. They lost some good writers but hopefully it pushes them to do something different in the form of adding a couple MLS-related blogs to their site. Some fresh blood honestly wouldn’t hurt them at all here.

Maybe I’m too overly optimistic about ESPN getting their act together here but what can I say that is just who I am. I hope things change for the better but more than likely they’ll probably keep their coverage the way it is right now. Dismal, slow and only relying on quality posts once or so a week from Carlisle and Davis.

At least we know the league is taking things into their own hands here soon with a new website. From what I’ve been told it will be a thing of beauty. We should have that new site very soon I’m told.

So do you think ESPN will do here? Think their coverage online of MLS will improve in the coming weeks or continue to go down hill?

  • Massum

    Their coverage of soccer in general (including the world cup) is better. But MLS coverage has deffo gotten worse. They don't even have a tab for MLS in soccer anymore. You have to click soccer>sections>global football>concacaf>mls, Where as before it was less clicks.

  • PZ

    ESPN has MLS coverage?

  • PZ

    ESPN has MLS coverage?