Winnipeg Fury Posted April 20, 2006 Share Posted April 20, 2006 USL on Fox Soccer Channel Schedule announced Live USL First Division action anchors 2006 schedule; W-League semis make debut ------------------------------------------------------------------------ USL News Release Wednesday, April 19, 2006 TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced its television broadcast schedule on Fox Soccer Channel for the 2006 season. The schedule, which begins Sunday, June 18, will be highlighted with the first-ever broadcast of the W-League semifinals in August and a new USL show with features and highlights. The schedule will be anchored with live action from the USL First Division beginning with the defending champion Seattle Sounders visiting the expansion side Miami FC Sunday, June 18. Each USL First Division club will be featured over the course of the broadcast schedule. “Beyond the continued showcasing of the USL First Division matches throughout the summer, we are excited to expand our 2006 coverage into the realm of the behind the scenes type features which offer our fans an inside look at some of the teams and personalities within USL,” said USL Vice President Tim Holt. “Further, our increased coverage of the W-League Championship weekend will serve to reinforce its position as the top league in North American women’s soccer.” Postseason action begins with a doubleheader of W-League semifinals August 4 in Vancouver, BC followed by the W-League Championship August 6. The PDL Championship will be featured the following weekend on Saturday, August 12. The USL Second Division Championship will be decided live on Fox Soccer Channel two weeks later on Saturday, August 26. The schedule wraps up with the USL First Division Championship Saturday, September 30 and a USL SoccerFest wrap-up show on Saturday, December 2 featuring the Super Y-League Finals and the USL Annual General Meeting. Steve Bell will serve as play-by-play commentator for all matches. A former player for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Bell has been involved with the USL on Fox Soccer Channel broadcast package for the last five years. Executive Producer Dave Bolton returns for the package. Bolton has worked on USL broadcasts since 1993, handling over 250 games and shows. All USL on Fox Soccer Channel broadcasts will also be available on Fox Sports World Canada. USL on Fox Soccer Channel Schedule Day Date Event Time (ET) Friday July 7 USL-1: Vancouver @ Montreal 8:00 Friday July 14 USL Show 8:00 Friday July 28 USL Show 8:00 Friday August 4 W-League: Semifinal 1 8:00 Friday August 4 W-League: Semifinal 2 10:30 Sunday August 6 W-League: Championship 8:00 Saturday August 12 PDL: Championship 7:00 Friday August 18 USL-1: Toronto @ Rochester 8:00 Saturday August 26 USL-2: Championship 7:00 Friday September 1 USL Show 8:00 Saturday September 30 USL-1: Championship 7:00 Saturday December 2 USL SoccerFest Show TBD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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