FOX shows it hates soccer and cuts to college basketball during Concacaf Champions Cup game

Watching soccer in the United States has never been easier with a litany of streaming options and different companies showing games. One company that lags behind the rest is FOX and it was never more evident than Thursday night.

FC Cincinnati and Liga MX side Monterrey faced off in a tight Champions Cup Round of 16 contest on Thursday. The game was the second leg with the Mexican side entering up 1-0.

Two of the best clubs in the region were facing off in the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE (rebranded to Champions Cup). A mouth-watering matchup featuring two teams that were at the top of their respective leagues last season.

The game couldn’t even make it to FOX or FS1. Instead, it was on FS2. Not ideal, but hey, at least fans could still watch.

Monterrey took a lead in the first half to bring the aggregate to 2-0, but Cincinnati responded with Luciano Acosta two minutes into the second half. With the away goals rule the MLS side only needed one more goal to advance.

Former Cincinnati star Brandon Vazquez extended the aggregate lead for Monterrey in the 67th minute to 3-1, but it was still anyone’s game.

FOX didn’t see it that away.

In the MIDDLE of the game around the 70th minute — the commentator was literally mid-sentence — the broadcast cut away to the pregame of Pac 12 basketball between Utah and Colorado.

Fans initially thought it could be a mistake until a little banner popped up on the bottom of the screen telling viewers that the rest of the Concacaf Champions Cup could be viewed on the FOX Sports App.

Viewers still had trouble as the basketball game would show up on the app instead of the Monterrey vs. Cincinnati game. Fans were PISSED.

FOX’s shoddy broadcast Thursday night was like being transported back to the dark ages of watching soccer. It just goes to show that while soccer has made tremendous strides in this country, there’s still a mountain to climb.

Shame on you, FOX. 

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