With about one month left until the United States and Mexico face off in the biggest international soccer match on American soil this year, Mexican TV station TV Azteca has already dialed the troll meter up to 11. In a pretty awesome promo for the Oct. 10 match, a Rose-Bowl-hosted winner-take-all contest for a bid to the Confederations Cup, the TV station juxtaposes comments from Donald Trump’s speech on immigration with shots of some of the best soccer players Mexico has sent to MLS and images of past U.S. soccer failures against Mexico.
Heading to Vegas for the holiday weekend?
You might want to check out the new exhibit unveiled Thursday at The Mob Museum titled “The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly.”
“This exhibit is ripped right from today’s headlines about the globe’s most popular sport,” said museum Executive Direcor Jonathan Ullman.
From the press release:
The display provides an incisive and eye-opening look into the rampant corruption that plagues the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the organization that runs international soccer. Through photographs, media clippings and cover stories and expository narrative, the Museum’s new FIFA exhibit gives a breakdown of the kickbacks, secrecy and match-fixing associated with the scandal.
And if you haven’t been to downtown Vegas lately, you might want to check it out — it’s a lot more interesting than the Strip and is slowly being transformed into a destination.
Here’s more about the museum from their press release:
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.
The Galaxy may have the weekend off, but Robbie Keane doesn’t. Read more about the full slate of international games available for the armchair fan this Labor Day holiday weekend in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.
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Kickoff is at 7 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN.
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Kickoff is at 5:30 a.m. Sunday on NBCSN, followed at 8 a.m. by Swansea City-Manchester United.
I’m guessing there’s an awful lot of Barcelona and Real Madrid fans looking forward to this weekend since this La Liga preview was one of the most-read stories on the Daily Breeze website today.
Barcelona’s season opener kicks off at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, with Real Madrid’s first game following at 11:25 a.m.
Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0 today, BTW.
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The Bundesliga starts this weekend, Fox has the modern incarnation of “Soccer Made in Germany” and is pulling out the stop to make sure Anmerican soccer fans know it beginning with today’s 11:30 a.m. Bayern Munich-Hamburg game you cabn watch live here.
Here’s more from the Fox press release:
To celebrate the launch, FOX Sports is generating a multi-platform roadblock, airing the match on FOX Sports 2, 17 FOX Sports Regional Networks and affiliates (available in over 78 million homes), multiple local broadcast affiliates, FOXSports.com, FOX Sports’ YouTube channel and FOX Sports GO. Pregame coverage begins at 2:00 PM ET.
The FOX Sports Regional Networks and affiliates carrying the match are: FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Detroit, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports North, FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Wisconsin, MASN 2, NESN, Root Sports (Northwest Region), Root Sports (Pittsburgh Region), Root Sports (Rocky Mountain Region) and YES. Local over-the-air coverage is also available in Chicago (WPRW), San Francisco (KICU) and Philadelphia (WTXF – D2), covering nine million homes.
FOX Sports 1’s regular season Bundesliga coverage kicks off Sunday, Aug. 16 with last season’s league runner-up Wolfsburg taking on Eintracht Frankfurt with pregame coverage beginning at 9:00 AM ET.
The Bundesliga season consists of 306 matches played from August to May. In addition to the 58 games telecast on FOX Sports 1, 60 are earmarked for FOX Sports 2, and the remainder offered via FOX Soccer Plus. On the Spanish-language side, FOX Deportes is set to televise 105 matches. Additionally, every game televised on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 is being streamed live on desktop computers via FOXSoccer.com as well as the FOX Sports GO mobile app. All FOX Soccer Plus matches are being streamed on the FOX Soccer 2 GO app.