Soccer leagues around the world (except for MLS) took a break last week and so did the UEFA Champions League. But if you’re a soccer fan, you know that action is back and so will the CL next week. Fox Soccer Channel will be on top of it with games on Tuesday and Wednesday and that means the return of one of the best themes in sports. The Champions League open played by every rightsholder around the world. Sing it with me now, “The Champ-ee-ons!”
Here’s the Fox Soccer Channel release.
LIVE MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE OF UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCHDAY 1 KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 14 ON FOX FAMILY OF NETWORKSInter Milan, Manchester United and Chelsea among elite clubs featured during exclusive HD telecastsLos Angeles, CA (September 8, 2010) – Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net (FSN) and Foxsoccer.tv team to offer comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League Group Stages, beginning with Matchday 1 on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. ET each day.Defending champion Inter Milan and English powerhouses Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are among the elite clubs being showcased during live and exclusive English-language HD match telecasts on the Fox family of networks. In addition to coverage on partner DIRECTV, fans also have access to live UEFA Champions League video streaming of nearly all group stage clashes via Foxsoccer.tv.Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus – The Ultimate Soccer Networks™ – together with FSN resume coverage of the world’s most prestigious club soccer competition next Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET with UEFA Champions League Pregame. Featuring a breakdown of the day’s up-coming action from host Eric Wynalda and analysis from Warren Barton and Christopher Sullivan, the live 30-minute studio program simulcasts on FSN, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus on Tuesdays and airs on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus during Wednesday matchdays.Opening fixtures from Group C take center stage on Sept. 14 when Manchester United hosts Rangers live on FSN; the Red Devils have a renewed hunger after their quarterfinal exit a year ago, as do the Scottish champions who finished last in their group in 2009/10. Simultaneously, Fox Soccer Channel features current UEFA Champions League title-holder Inter Milan traveling to Dutch side FC Twente, making its first Group Stage appearance. Finally, Werder Bremen takes on Tottenham Hotspur– another Group Stage debutant – live on Fox Soccer Plus.Live coverage continues on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as Slovakian champion MŠK Žilina hosts reigning Barclays Premier League titlist Chelsea at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel. Meanwhile, Fox Soccer Plus brings viewers a tantalizing match up between Arsenal and UEFA Champions League newcomer SC Braga.Foxsoccer.tv offers online video streaming of 14 live and two on-demand contests from Matchday 1 through one of two subscription packages: $159.99 per year or $14.99 per month. The site features over 700 live matches annually from prestigious soccer competitions including England’s Barclays Premier League and Italy’s Serie A, as well as top-flight rugby.UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 Live Telecast Schedule – Coverage Begins at 2 p.m. ET
Tues., Sept. 14 – Manchester United FC (ENG) vs. Rangers FC (SCO), FSNTues., Sept. 14 – SV Werder Bremen (GER) vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG), Fox Soccer Plus
Tues., Sept. 14 – FC Twente (NED) vs. FC Internazionale Milano (ITA), Fox Soccer ChannelWed., Sept. 15 – MŠK Žilina (SVK) vs. Chelsea FC (ENG), Fox Soccer Channel
Wed., Sept. 15 – Arsenal FC (ENG) vs. SC Braga (POR), Fox Soccer Plus
Kick-off time for all matches is 2:45 p.m. ET; home teams listed first.