USA Continues Quest for Gold Cup Title in Quarterfinals Saturday on FOX
FOX Sports’ Summer of Soccer continues to post scorching viewership numbers, as the last two U.S. Men’s National Team CONCACAF Gold Cup matches each pulled in over 1 million viewers. The USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Panama on Monday, July 13, registered 1,085,000 viewers, becoming the most-watched non-FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer match in FOX Sports 1 history, eclipsing the USA vs. Haiti Gold Cup match on Friday, July 10, which recorded 1,035,000 viewers and held the previous top spot through the weekend.
The USMNT’s Gold Cup matches vs. Panama and Haiti are now the sixth and ninth-most watched soccer matches overall on FOX Sports 1 and the two most-watched Gold Cup Group Stage matches on any FOX property. Younger viewers continue to drive the high viewership numbers, as the Adults 18-49 demographic attracted 644,000 viewers for USA vs. Panama and 507,000 for USA vs. Haiti.
USA vs. Panama also set records for Gold Cup matches on FOX Sports GO, as the match was streamed for over 2.1 million minutes, the most of any Gold Cup match to-date. The 48,297 streamers for USA vs. Panama ranks second only to USA vs. Honduras on July 7. USA vs. Haiti on July 10 now ranks third with 41,770 streamers.
Through Monday, all Gold Cup Group Stage matches on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 are averaging 343,000 viewers, a +90% increase over the full Group Stage average for the 2013 Gold Cup on FOX Soccer and FOX broadcast network. The three USA Group Stage matches averaged 1,036,000 viewers, which is a +92% increase over the 2013 USA Group Stage average on FOX Soccer and FOX (540,000).
The USMNT is next in action Saturday, July 18 in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals with coverage beginning at 4:30 PM ET on local FOX stations. Rob Stone hosts pregame coverage alongside analysts Alexi Lalas and Eric Wynalda, while play-by-play announcer John Strong, analyst Brad Friedel and sideline reporter Julie Stewart-Binks have the call live from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
FOX Sports’ Summer of Soccer features more than 200 live matches between Memorial Day and Labor Day, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the UEFA Champions League Final, the FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League Final, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Major League Soccer All-Star Game and league matches every Sunday, the International Champions Cup, the debut of the Bundesliga on FOX Sports 1, the FA Community Shield, the Copa Libertadores Final and additional matches featuring both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams.