Manchester United Vs. Porto On ESPN—Ridiculous!

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Manchester United Vs. Porto On ESPN—Ridiculous!
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So I live in the United States. Soccer is very low on people's agendas and few people watch, care, or actually have knowledge of the game. If anyone is wearing a soccer jersey on my campus, it's most likely a Manchester United jersey, with either Rooney or Ronaldo on the back. They couldn't tell me about how they got spanked 2-0 by Fulham, but they could tell me that they won the Champions League last year. They don't even know who Roy Keane is.

The point is, the United States doesn't know anything about soccer, and ESPN plays two matches during the Champions League. One on Tuesdays at 11:30 and Wednesday at 11:30.

Always Manchester United. Always. I am very frustrated that they will, in fact, be on again Thursday, April 7.

A thrilling match indeed. Manchester United vs. Porto.

The part that makes me the most upset is that Chelsea vs. Liverpool and Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich are much better matches, that should be televised. The problem is the TV ratings.  If ESPN really cared about promoting soccer, then they would play to real soccer fans, not just Man U fans waiting in line for Ronaldo when he gets out of the shower.

Chelsea and Liverpool will be shown, But Barcelona vs Bayern Munich wont be. That's an outrage!!!

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