Picture the scene: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula is rocking with a mass of flag-waving Hondurans clad in blue and white. Bob Bradley looks pensive on the sidelines, and Tim Howard flexes his neck muscles, trying to alleviate some of the tension before the game that could clinch the United States' place in next year's World Cup. The game kicks off …
Now hold on to that image and lock it away in your brain.
Because you're probably not going to get to see it for real.
With only around 30 locations in the entire United States broadcasting the national team's trip to Honduras on Saturday in English, plus a couple of hundred bars and restaurants showing the game in Spanish, only a tiny fraction of the country's soccer fan base will get to see this critical contest in World Cup qualifying.
A tangled mess involving television rights, media brokers and the national soccer federations of Honduras and the USA has led to this farcical situation in which a game that should beRead More »from The big game that few people will see