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Poll: Euro Viewing

So many options for the Champions League final.....

By Steve Goff  |  May 27, 2009; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  Euro Champions League , Poll  
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Is there anywhere you can watch it online other than ESPN? Thanks

Posted by: whoyawith | May 27, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

I could go home and watch the game but I'd rather be with United and Barca fans for more atmosphere, so it's Summers for me. C'mon you Reds!

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | May 27, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

You can listen to the audio of the match on MUTV online. You have to log in or register, but that's free. Of course the announcers are not neutrals but they can be pretty tough on United if they're not playing well.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | May 27, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

You can watch it live for a pricey $7.95 at http://video.uefa.com/video/index.html. If you wait until after the game is over, the price might go down. Video quality is okay for a computer monitor, but not great if you plug your computer into a TV.

For next season, you can subscribe to UEFA Video for access to all Champions League games (available one or two hours after the end of each game). The total price is 30 Euros (about $40, depending on the exchange rate). A good deal for universal access to all CL games.

Posted by: SSMD1 | May 27, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

There's no excuse for any bar/restaurant with a TV to not show this game. It's on ESPN and it's mid-afternoon when most establishments could use some business.

Posted by: Pedalada | May 27, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

ESPN2 replay is at 11 p.m., not 11:30 p.m.

Apologies.

Posted by: Steve Goff | May 27, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling this is going to be a (relative) ratings bonanza for ESPN - and it's Disney's Champions League finale.

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

For non-ESPN online viewing, try http://www.atdhe.net/. That site saved me during many a lecture hall.

Posted by: danoshinsky | May 27, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

http://espn360.com if you can't get away from work does the trick for me!

Posted by: jebus_simpson | May 27, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I will be watching at home live. I will watch espn2 at 11:30 am than move to sky sports at noon and switch back and forth to cnn international (they are hosting live coverage from 1 pm). would love to go to summers or even best Lucky Bar (pro manu bar) but could miss a lot of pregame shows so i will stick at home.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 27, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

http://espn360.com if you can't get away from work does the trick for me!

Posted by: jebus_simpson

Just a note - ESPN 360 only works if you have certain internet providers (Verizon - yes, Comcast - no).

http://espn.go.com/broadband/espn360/faq

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I'm working and I don't have time for trivialities, such as watching soccer. Posting inane and incessant comments, however, is another matter.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 27, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

yeah i tried espn360 in the office for the chelsea-barca game but it didn't work bec we don't have verizon/comcast/whatever provider is needed to view it. so i was stuck w/ game cast.

Posted by: KG118 | May 27, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Fado in D.C. was packed last year... the pro-MU crowd will be out in force again, I'm sure.

Viva Barca!

Posted by: Mixter | May 27, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

KG118 - if you have a Verizon internet account at home, you could try logging in to ESPN360 at the office that way with your Verizon info. Just a thought.

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: bobbyoshea | May 27, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What are the TV ratings expected to be for this game? Anybody wanna guess?

Posted by: Juan-John | May 27, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Last season's final got about 1.3 million viewers on ESPN and Deportes. I'd say over 1.5 million (over a 1.0 share on ESPN) today with some extra appeal from Barca.

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I want to hear from the 5.02 people at the game. What's it like in Roma right now?

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | May 27, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

off topic and i am not suggesting that we go promotion relegation system but at least single table. However, if americans are scared of relegation how come all these americans keep buying premier league teams?

http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news;_ylt=AiIkpKFWccI6iSBxUFP7LX4mw7YF?slug=ap-sunderland-ellis&prov=ap&type=lgns

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 27, 2009 11:31 AM | Report abuse

if americans are scared of relegation how come all these americans keep buying premier league teams?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball

The risks are higher in the Premier League, but so are the rewards.

The bets are a lot safer in American professional sports (revenue sharing, no relegation, etc).

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

watching at home with my 6 and 8 yr old boys...ahhhh the joys of homeschooling!!! My 8 yr old keeps saying, "only 3 hrs til kick-off Dad!" and we don't even know who we are pulling for yet!

Posted by: asocrlovr | May 27, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

@BlackandRedRedDevil,

What's it like in Rome?

Thirsty ;)

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | May 27, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Hey VBB, I wanted to ask you something completely off-topic. Could you email me at kcdavis@covad.net? Put something in the subject line so I pick it out of my very vigilant spam filter?

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | May 27, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe I saw a preview show last night for it.

Since the game is at lunchtime and I'm on vacation on the west coast, I'll be hitting a bar.

Posted by: Reignking | May 27, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

it would have been nice if espn organized a outside zone with big screen tvs to watch the game today. Given the fact that they show the game and heavy followers here. And ManU owner being an american!!!

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

It should come as no surprise that I will be supporting Barca. Angels versus Demons in Roma. I will be at Kitty O'Shea's.

Posted by: Liverbird | May 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Free online viewing should be available on one or both of these channels on Veetle:

http://www.veetle.com/viewChannel.php?cid=49b53a5f89713

http://www.veetle.com/viewChannel.php?cid=49923c8e9dfcc

Major bonus: it works great on Macs.

Posted by: shmoozer | May 27, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/may/27/manchester-united-stabbed-rome-championsleague


Manchester United supporter stabbed in Rome

Briton treated in hospital ahead of Champions League final, while American is knifed by mob thinking he was from UK...

"The American, aged 23, was attacked in the night in the nearby coastal resort of Ostia, apparently after talking to a group of Italians in English. "He was found on the ground, bloody and screaming in English with four people on top hitting and stabbing him with a knife," police told the Reuters news agency. Four Italians were arrested."

:-(

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Manchester United supporter stabbed in Rome

Briton treated in hospital ahead of Champions League final, while American is knifed by mob thinking he was from UK...

"The American, aged 23, was attacked in the night in the nearby coastal resort of Ostia, apparently after talking to a group of Italians in English. "He was found on the ground, bloody and screaming in English with four people on top hitting and stabbing him with a knife," police told the Reuters news agency. Four Italians were arrested."

:-(

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse


No doubt that news gives Platini a big smile.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | May 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I want to slip out to a bar, but I'm not sure I have the nerve to ask my director (even though he did the same during the NCAA basketball tourney). I'll probably catch the 9 p.m. replay on Setanta.

Posted by: Brokenbil | May 27, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

It's great that espn is showing replays and some other options to watch the game but it's astonishing to me that they can't really show much of the pregame show. cnn international is beating them in coverage and it has more champions league coverage than espn while it's showing bowling and motor racing among other things. enough of my rant.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 27, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

if americans are scared of relegation how come all these americans keep buying premier league teams?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball
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Perhaps you hadn't heard -- they are talking about getting rid of the relegation system with respect to the Premier League (or, maybe for half the League). It's too expensive to compete with the big 4, unless you can invest and count on being in the EPL for a long time to come.

Posted by: fischy | May 27, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

i am not a promo relegation fan but a single table

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 27, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

@fischy,

Yep! However, I actually hope that the EPL is blocked from this manuever. Now, I try to stay on top of the business aspect of the other various leagues - but the Bundesliga has a decently even playing field in regards to the success of clubs up and down the table. While promotion and relegation is a terrible prospect for US sports given the nature in how the capital is invested for these clubs for stadiums - I would actually hate to see it happen to the leagues that do have it.

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | May 27, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

W-a-a-a-ay off topic, but USA's U-18s just beat Finland 1-0!

Very good game, US dominated possession throughout and probably should have scored more. Key thing about this tournament is that our team are bunch of guys on the USSF radar who are thrown together just for this tournament, literally meeting for the first time at the airport. But they play against Euro sides that play together several times per year and play against one another constantly.

Anyway, Greg Garza is as good as advertised. He lives here full-time training with Sporting and is the only professional on the team. Very tricky and fast; perhaps a little too confident with his dribble, but he settled down as the game went on.

Gale Agbossoumonde is a great defender. Big, strong, fast, but with a nice touch with the ball. He doesn't need to just clear it, he moves deftly in the box and slots it well to his midfield. Supports the attack well and scored the goal. Reminds me a lot of Luisao.

As a Terp alumnus, I was excited to see GK Zach MacMath play, but the Finns only got off one real shot. Hard, but right at him, so I got to see nothing of how good he is.

Couple other guys worth a mention; Miles Byass of Arsenal FC (no, not that Arsenal; a training club) is big and skilled and Nick Millington of Wake Forest is a tough SOB.

Team was well organized, even if their timing was not yet what it would be with more time together. Good control of the midfield and nice overlapping runs available from virtually all 10 in the field. Lot of size in the roster too...I am unfortunately used to seeing skinny short guys representing the US, but a lot of these guys are pretty big.

OK, it was Finland. We have Germany tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes.

Posted by: troy6 | May 27, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

watching at home with my 6 and 8 yr old boys...ahhhh the joys of homeschooling!!! My 8 yr old keeps saying, "only 3 hrs til kick-off Dad!" and we don't even know who we are pulling for yet!

Posted by: asocrlovr | May 27, 2009 11:37 AM

From one homeschooler to another, well in!

Team Doc is watching this one live, with Mrs. Doc demanding they finish their studies before kickoff. Lots of incentive to do so.

My boss is an Arsenal fan, so we're watching the game live. Needless to say, he's not rooting for Man Utd.

Champions League final and sweet-and-sour chicken. Woo hoo!

Posted by: joedoc1 | May 27, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I ream them, and yeah, I'll ride with ya!;-)

Posted by: DadRyan | May 26, 2009
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rather Freudian, no?

:-)

(but i am glad that the new place is right next the bike trail that tracks 66 to the Memorial Bridge)

Posted by: troy6 | May 27, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Good report, Troy. Thanks, and keep 'em coming.

Posted by: joedoc1 | May 27, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Manchester United's team:

Van der Sar, O'Shea, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Park, Anderson, Giggs, Carrick, Rooney, Ronaldo.

No word on the bench or Barca's team just yet

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Full team info from the BBC:

Barcelona: Valdes, Puyol, Toure, Pique, Sylvinho, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi, Messi, Eto'o, Henry.

Subs: Pinto, Caceres, Gudjohnsen, Krkic, Keita, Rodriguez, Muniesa.

Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs, Park, Ronaldo, Rooney.

Subs: Kuszczak, Berbatov, Nani, Scholes, Rafael, Evans, Tevez.

Posted by: Kev29 | May 27, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

This is going to be the most nervy, aggravating 3 hours. Arrrgggghhh!


Come on United!!

Posted by: RedDevil1 | May 27, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Nap time has me at home... Hopefully our little Man-U fan(thnx BaRRD!) will wake up for the 2nd half.

Sick goal Barcelona!

Posted by: DadRyan | May 27, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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