NBC Soccer, Barclays Premier League and Dr Pepper Dallas Cup

How NBC’s commitment to the EPL will help fuel the growth of the sport in the U.S.

 

 

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup has a special relationship with the English Premier League. The Dallas area has had the incredible opportunity to see the the EPL stars of the present and future play on our area pitches. NBC’s broadcast of the EPL in the U.S. looks to bring the English football into the next level coverage. From the 32 year old alum Peter Crouch (DC ’99) of Stoke City to 18 year old Southampton Luke Shaw (DC ’08), Dallas Cup had the pleasure of seeing the young wonderkids hone their skills before their debut in the Premier League. Check out some of the EPL clubs that have attended the Dallas Cup in the past 20 years. Who was your favorite?

 

Manchester United FC - Ryan Shawcross, Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans...
Everton FC - Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley...
Arsenal FC - Emmanuel Frimpong
Chelsea FC - Jack Cork, Shaun Cummings...
Tottenham Hotspur FC - Peter Crouch, Thomas Carroll...
Manchester City FC - Alex Nimely, John Guidetti...
Liverpool FC - Jay Spearing, Martin Kelly...
Leicester City FC
Southampton FC - Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse...
Hartlepool United FC
Blackburn Rovers FC
Aston Villa FC - Gabriel Agbonlahor
Newcastle United FC
Nottingham Forest
West Ham United - Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick, Glenn Johnson...
 

Fans will be able to follow their favorite EPL teams as NBC has committed an unprecedented quarter BILLION dollars over the next three years to show all 380 English Premier League games each season.  To explain how NBC’s commitment helps the growth of soccer in the United States, we found this interesting article from Forbes’ contributor Patrick Rishe, who is an Economics Professor at Webster University and the Director of Sportsimpacts.

 

"Why The EPL On NBC Will Accelerate Soccer’s Popularity In The United States"

As sure as my own soccer prowess is unprofitable (and likely unwatchable at this stage of the game), NBC’s massive investment in the English Premier League will expeditiously accelerate soccer’s popularity within the United States.

This weekend marks not only the beginning of the EPL season, but the inaugural weekend of live match coverage of EPL soccer on NBC. And NBC is betting millions of dollars in the hopes that my assertion is correct.

NBC has invested $250 million over the next 3 years for EPL broadcast rights. With that investment, they are going all in by airing all 380 regular-season games LIVE on an array of platforms including NBC, the NBC Sports Network, USA, CNBC, Spanish-language channels Mun2 and Telemundo, desktops and mobile devices....more

 

 

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