|Soccer on Fox Sports|
|Also known as||MLS on Fox|
|Presented by||Rob Stone|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||3+ hours (or until game ends)|
|Production company||Fox Sports|
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Fox Soccer Plus
Fox currently airs soccer matches in the United States. These matches are from the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Gold Cup, Copa América, MLS, and the Liga MX. Fox formerly aired the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, the Serie A, and the FA Cup.
Main article: List of FIFA World Cup broadcasters § United_States
On October 22, 2011, FIFA awarded English-language rights to its tournaments to Fox from 2015 through 2022, including the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the 2015 (which would mark Fox's first professional FIFA tournament broadcast) and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, replacing ESPN. In February 2015, the contract was extended to 2026, in what was reported to be compensation for the re-scheduling of the 2022 World Cup to late-November/mid-December (which conflicts with the regular seasons of most major U.S. leagues, including the NFL) due to the climate of the host country.
Fox is set to be the new home of the UEFA national tournaments, replacing ESPN. This six-year agreement will including the next two editions of European Championship as well as the UEFA Nations League, UEFA qualifying competitions and all friendly matches controlled by UEFA.
Fox exclusively airing most of CONCACAF Clubs and Nations Championship until 2022, including Gold Cup, Champions League, and both Men's and Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. Fox also airing the US matches in the Nations League, shared with ESPN as part of their MLS deal.
Fox reached an long-term agreement with CONMEBOL for airing their South American men's and women's soccer tournament, highlighted with Copa América and Copa América Femenina also including World Cup and Olympic qualifiers. This six-year agreement will kick-off this June with 2021 Copa América.
Fox airs weekly Major League Soccer (MLS) matches on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Rob Stone hosts in the studio alongside studio analysts Alexi Lalas and Maurice Edu. John Strong and Stuart Holden call the weekly game from site. (See Major League Soccer on television.)
Multiple FOX-owned television stations (like WOFL and KCOP-TV) also hold rights to local MLS clubs.
Through their MLS deal, Fox shares the right to USMNT and USWNT matches with ESPN. John Strong and Stuart Holden are the main USMNT commentators with studio coverage hosted by Rob Stone alongside analysts Alexi Lalas and Maurice Edu. USWNT commentators are JP Dellacamera with analyst Aly Wagner and studio coverage hosted by Rob Stone, Sara Walsh, or Jenny Taft with analysts Leslie Osborne, Heather O'Reilly, and Alexi Lalas.
See also: Liga_MX § Media_coverage
In May 2018, Fox Sports acquired the rights to Tijuana, Monterrey, and Santos home matches. These matches started airing across Fox Sports in late July 2018, with the exception of Santos matches which will begin in 2019. Matches are broadcast on FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, and the Fox Sports regional networks in the Western U.S.
In August 2020, Fox Sports became the first American broadcast partner of the Canadian Premier League.
Fox aired the Bundesliga since 2015 and aired all 306 league games and relegation playoffs via FS1, FS2, and Fox Soccer Plus. The pre-game and halftime show is hosted by Ian Joy or Kate Abdo, and two pundits (rotation). The lead commentator was Keith Costigan. The 2019–20 season was the networks' last broadcasting the Bundesliga as ESPN picked up the rights.
Fox has aired the German DFL-Supercup since 2015 and only airs select tournament matches.
Fox Soccer aired the English Premier League from 2000-2013. In the later years of their coverage, Fox had a studio pregame show first hosted by Christian Miles until 2011, then by Rob Stone. Studio analysts were Warren Barton, Eric Wynalda, and Keith Costigan. Commentary was provided by former corporate sibling Sky Sports.
Main article: List of FA Cup broadcasters
Fox previously aired the English FA Cup since 2014, until their rights expired in 2018. ESPN has since acquired these rights. FA Cup coverage was hosted by Rob Stone or Kate Abdo alongside a rotation of analysts including Warren Barton, Alexi Lalas, and Mario Melchiot. Lead world feed broadcast team for FA Cup was Martin Tyler and Stewart Robson.
Fox formerly aired the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League from 2011–2018. Rob Stone hosted UEFA Champions League coverage alongside a rotation of analysts including Warren Barton, Brad Friedel, Eric Wynalda, Stuart Holden, and Alexi Lalas. Lead broadcast team for non World-Feed broadcasts of UEFA Champions League from 2013–2014 was Gus Johnson and Eric Wynalda, then the World-Feed broadcasts, and finally John Strong and Stuart Holden or Brad Friedel replaced them as lead commentator from 2016–18. Ian Joy or Kate Abdo hosted UEFA Europa League coverage alongside analysts Stuart Holden, Warren Barton, and Mario Melchiot. Lead broadcast team for Europa League coverage was Keith Costigan and Alexi Lalas. For World-Feed broadcasts, Tony Jones and David Pleat call both UEFA Champions League Final and UEFA Europa League Final.
|Rob Stone||Lead MLS, United States men's national soccer team games, and international matches studio host|
|Sara Walsh||International matches and MLS studio host|
|Jenny Taft||International matches studio host|
|Rodolfo Landeros||MLS studio host|
|Alexi Lalas||Lead MLS and international matches studio analyst|
|Warren Barton||International matches color commentator/studio analyst|
|Maurice Edu||MLS and international matches studio analyst|
|Rodney Wallace||International matches studio analyst|
|Steve Cherundolo||International matches guest studio analyst|
|Heather O'Reilly||United States women's national soccer team and international matches studio analyst|
|Leslie Osborne||United States women's national soccer team and international matches studio analyst|
|Christie Pearce||United States women's national soccer team and international matches studio analyst|
|Joe Machnik||MLS and International matches rules analyst|
|Mark Clattenburg||International matches rules analyst|
|John Strong||Lead MLS, United States men's national soccer team, and international play-by-play announcer|
|JP Dellacamera||MLS #2, lead United States women's national soccer team play-by-play announcer, and international matches|
|Keith Costigan||MLS #3 and Liga MX play-by-play announcer, fill-in international play-by-play announcer|
|Adrian Garcia-Marquez||MLS, Liga MX and international matches play-by-play announcer|
|Jake Zivin||MLS and international fill-in play-by-play announcer|
|Kate Scott||International matches play-by-play announcer|
|Nate Bukaty||MLS and International matches play-by-play announcer|
|Jorge Pérez-Navarro||International matches play-by-play announcer|
|Stuart Holden||Lead MLS, United States men's national soccer team, and international color commentator|
|Cobi Jones||MLS, Liga MX and international color commentator|
|Warren Barton||MLS and International color commentator/studio analyst|
|Mariano Trujillo||Liga MX and International matches color commentator|
|Aly Wagner||Lead USWNT and International matches color commentator|
|Kyndra de St. Aubin||Women's international matches|
|Danielle Slaton||Women's international matches|
|Angela Hucles||Women's international matches|
|Cat Whitehill||Women's international matches|
|Rodolfo Landeros||MLS and United States men's national soccer team|
|Alex Curry||United States women's national soccer team|