Oct. 26, 2011
EDISON, N.J. - The 2011 MAAC Men's Soccer Championship held at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida will mark the third time that ESPN3 broadcasts a MAAC event from their Disney studio located at the complex. The partnership with ESPN3 began with the live broadcasts of the MAAC Volleyball Championship in 2010 and was followed with highlight reels of the 2011 MAAC Men's & Women's Golf Championships.
Five of the nine games at the complex will be shown live on ESPN3 including the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 6 and championship game on Monday, Nov. 7. In addition, ESPN3 will broadcast the two quarterfinals on Field 17. These two contests on Friday, Nov. 4 will feature the number one and number two seeded teams. ESPN3 will also provide live cut-ins of the two quarterfinal match-ups on Field 18.
"The growth of the MAAC's relationship with ESPN3 is a key focus of the league's new five-year strategic plan," notes MAAC Commissioner, Richard J. Ensor, Esq. "The opportunities presented at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World to further expand ESPN3's coverage of MAAC sports including men's soccer on ESPN3 assists with the plan's goal. This year's fall championship at Disney includes more coverage than the 2010 Volleyball and 2011 Men's & Women's Golf Championships including two quarterfinal round games. I want to thank Mike Colangelo and his team at ESPN3 Disney for their assistance and support of the broadcasts."
"We are excited to welcome the MAAC back to Disney and partner with them to broadcast their games on ESPN3," Mike Colangelo, Manager of Broadcast Production and Operations at ESPN Wide World of Sports, noted. "The MAAC and ESPN Wide World of Sports have enhanced the coverage to ensure that every goal and every angle will be covered. We are stepping up the production for these events by multiple HD cameras, enhanced field audio and advanced graphics. We have the ability to show multiple angles of replays to bring the fans closer to the action. If you happen to miss the game, you will able to see all the action from Quarterfinals through the Championship game through highlights on MAACSports.com or complete games on ESPN3.com replay."
The talent for the broadcasts of the MAAC Men's Soccer Championship will include Ian Fuller, a former Major League Soccer Player who currently plays and coaches Orlando City of the USL, and ESPN play-by-play announcer Kevin Corke.
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com. It is currently available to approximately 70 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold level members and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider.
|Opening Round - Thurs., Nov. 3|
|1.||No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed||11 a.m.|
|2.||No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed||2 p.m.|
|Quarterfinals - Fri., Nov. 4|
|3.||No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed||11 a.m.|
|4.||No. 2 seed vs. No. 7/10 winner*||11:15 a.m.|
|5.||No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed||1:30 p.m.|
|6.||No. 1 seed vs. No. 8/9 winner*||1:45 p.m.|
|Semifinals - Sun., Nov. 6|
|Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner*||11 a.m.|
|Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner*||1:30 p.m.|
|Championship - Mon., Nov. 7|
|* - Denotes Televised Game|