While soccer and the World Cup may currently be an object of ridicule on certain sports radio shows, there is still some interest locally in the biggest soccer tournament in the world.
Comcast SportsNet New England announced their coverage plans for the World Cup this afternoon.
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO FEATURE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF WORLD CUP SOCCER WITH NEW ENGLAND’S TOP SOCCER EXPERTS
Revs GM Mike Burns, Revs Players Chris Tierney, Darrius Barnes, and
A.J. Soares, and USA Soccer Legend Kristine Lilly to Headline Nightly “Cup Reports”
on Comcast SportsNet, Beginning Wed, June 11
Burlington, MA, June 10, 2014 – The 2014 World Cup is almost here and Comcast SportsNet, television home of the New England Revolution, will bring soccer fans nightly “Cup Reports” with opinion and analysis from some of the sports’ most knowledgeable experts, beginning Wednesday, June 11th and continuing throughout the entire competition.
Comcast SportsNet’s “Cup Reports” will be featured in the network’s nightly news show Chevrolet SportsNet Central and will include in-depth updates from the likes of Revs GM and two-time U.S. World Cup team member Mike Burns, current Revs players Chris Tierney, Darrius Barnes, and A.J. Soares, and US women’s soccer legend Kristine Lilly, among others. The robust team of soccer experts will provide fans with recap and opinion on prior games and a preview to upcoming matchups, providing unique daily coverage of the World Cup as it unfolds.
In 2010, Comcast SportsNet featured Revs goal record-holder TaylorTwellman on the network providing his expert insight and analysis on South Africa’s World Cup. Twellman, who started his broadcasting career with Comcast SportsNet New England, is now a national soccer analyst for ESPN and will play a significant role in the network’s coverage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
CSNNE.com, the online home of Comcast SportsNet, will offer an online version of the Cup Reports and will also provide real-time news and info on a dedicated World Cup page surrounding the tournament.
The World Cup is an international soccer competition contested by the Senior Men’s National teams of the members of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body. The Championship is awarded every four years and is a highly anticipated worldwide event.