Day 2: 'Too soft'? How should American media cover soccer?
9:00 a.m. ‘Too soft'? How should American media cover soccer?
Host: Roberto Silva
Confirmed Guests: Alexi Lalas and Glenn Davis
It’s clear that soccer has achieved unprecedented growth in the United States over the past 30 years. But has media coverage evolved to cover the sport at the same rate? Compared to soccer coverage in other countries, as well as stateside coverage of football, basketball and baseball, mainstream media coverage of soccer in the United States is not as critical, analytical or professional. This panel will discuss how stateside coverage can get more specialized, especially with the 2026 World Cup in sight.