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Fox Soccer Channel
(BLACK PR WIR E) (February 18, 2010) LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In support of Black History Month this February, Fox Soccer Channel will join with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the Black Soccer Coaches Committee (BSCC) to honor and discuss the contributions African Americans have made to the beautiful game.
During the Monday, Feb. 22 edition of Fox Football Fone-In from 7-9 p.m. ET, guest host Mark Rogondino and Eric Wynalda a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame welcome actor Louis Gossett Jr. to the studio. Gossett has appeared in films, television and on Broadway in iconic works including Raisin in the Sun and Officer and a Gentleman, for which he won an Academy Awardï¿½ for Best Supporting Actor.
Joining Fox Football Fone-In’s Black History month celebration via telephone will be:
Jim Brown National Football League Hall of Fame running back Cobi Jones Former MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team player, current LA Galaxy assistant coach Ed Foster-Simeon President, U.S. Soccer Foundation For six years, Fox Football Fone-In has given passionate soccer supporters an opportunity to have their say on national television, delving into a variety of topical issues during the weekly live call-in show. Next week’s discussion of African Americans in soccer is particularly significant considering the FIFA World Cup will be held on the African continent in 2010 for the first time in its 72-year history.
Set in a radio-style studio, Fox Football Fone-In which airs every Monday from 7-9 p.m. ET gives passionate soccer fans the ultimate say, and provides a live and dynamic forum for soccer enthusiasts to share their views on a variety of soccer topics and news items. Viewers are encouraged to call 1-888-FOX-FANS or TEXT 32369 for an opportunity to voice their opinions. Topics of conversation include the UEFA Champions League, England’s Barclays Premier League, MLS, U.S. National Team, European leagues and tournaments as well as the rumors, scandals and trades surrounding soccer worldwide.ï¿½
WHAT: Special edition of Fox Football Fone-In celebrating Black History Month
WHEN: Monday, February 22
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET (repeated at 11:00 p.m. ET) on Fox Soccer Channel
HOW: Fox Soccer Channel is available through affiliated cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox, as well as through DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS. For more information, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at foxsoccer.com.