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Even though they have lost the live rights to the majority of their soccer coverage, ESPN is creating a new daily studio show focused on soccer: ESPNFC on TV. There has been ESPNFC Press Pass, which was a Monday through Friday show that aired anywhere from 12:30 to 1:30 a.m. on ESPN News, and was highly unwatched. Most people probably didn’t know it existed.
ESPNFC on TV will be a new daily show, starting on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2, which is a special air-time. On Aug. 12, it will assume its normal schedule of Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with a special, hourlong, weekly wrap-up show on Sundays at midnight ET on ESPN2. ESPN announced this show on May 11 but finally released the names of their anchors and analysts Aug. 1; 10 days before the show goes to air.