Ed Perovic

Ed Perovic is the creator of (formerly 'socceraction') which provides a comprehensive calendar of upcoming soccer matches from major competitions as well as international news stories on soccer broadcasting. In 2019, Ed relocated to Europe from the United States where he resides today. In 2021, Soccertvblog joined the WorldSoccerTalk family.


49ers complete Leeds takeover as latest American EFL owners

The English Football League approved the recent takeover of Leeds United by NFL team San Francisco 49ers. This marks the latest example of American investors acquiring controlling stakes in English football clubs. However, the 49ers are not new to soccer club ownership or Leeds United. In 2018, the 49ers purchased 44% of Leeds United. The […]

FIFA fails to capitalize on the growth of women's soccer

On the eve of the Women's 2023 World Cup, the popularity and commercial potential of women's soccer continues rising. However, FIFA has struggled to fully capitalize on broadcast rights amid high expectations. Despite expanding the tournament field and record viewership in 2019, FIFA fell short of its lofty $300 million target for rights fees by […]

How Saudi Arabia aims to be in top 10 of soccer leagues by 2030

Saudi Arabia's soccer landscape is experiencing a remarkable transformation asthe nation embarks on a mission to establish itself as a global sporting hub. Therecent influx of high-profile soccer signings has drawn comparisons to China'smessy entrance into the market. However, Saudi Arabia is taking a more strategic approach, aiming to diversify its economy, project a modern […]

Is European soccer going the way of European basketball?

The recent talk about the creation of a European Super League in soccer mirrors European basketball over the last two decades. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and other clubs continue to pioneer the plan for the competition. In that case, European soccer could very easily wind up with the same look as basketball in Europe. It […]


/ 188 days ago

Apple aims to break up Sky Sports Premier League cabal in UK

After Apple's purchase of MLS streaming rights in the US, the tech giant is rumored to be interested in acquiring rights to the Premier League in the United Kingdom. While most pundits don’t expect Apple to be more than a partial player in any deal, don’t put anything past Apple to shake things up in […]

Club World Cup

/ 202 days ago

Biggest soccer events in 2023: A busy year for the sport

Odd number years tend to hold less events than even number years. Men's World Cups, Euros and Copa Americas have tradition on even-numbered years. Regardless, there is plenty of soccer action coming in 2023. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar. Biggest soccer events in 2023 February 1-11, 2023: FIFA Club World Cup […]


/ 206 days ago

Asian Football Confederation to overhaul AFC club competitions

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a revamping of its club competitions. This takes effect starting in the 2024/25 campaign. The current two-competition structure with the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup will be transformed into a three-tier system. The number of teams participating in the three competitions, 76, does not change. Yet, the […]

World Cup 2026

/ 213 days ago

How World Cup 2026 will be different than previous World Cups

There are changes in store for the 2026 World Cup. It is coming to North America. Therefore, it is the first World Cup with three joint hosts. A quick word on the World Cup recently passed, though. FIFA won. FIFA faced numerous controversies regarding the tournament in Qatar and the policies and history involved. Those […]


/ 234 days ago

US Soccer national team to make HBO Max debut in January

Under the terms of US Soccer's 8-year deal with Turner Sports, the first US Soccer national team game will debut on HBO Max this January. The US Women’s National Team (USWNT) kicks off the Turner Sports era on January 17 in a friendly down under against New Zealand. It will be the first US national […]

Apple TV

/ 237 days ago

Apple wants Eredivisie rights, says report

A huge battle for domestic rights to the Eredivisie is about to kick off in the Netherlands. Indications are that US-based tech giant Apple is entering the fight for Eredivisie rights, according to a report. By the looks of it, expect a battle royal between traditional TV outlets and streaming services that could change the […]

World Cup 2022

/ 240 days ago

Mood in Croatia ahead of Canada clash

24 hours ahead of Croatia’s 2nd match in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the mood in the country could be described as ‘cautiously optimistic’. Croatia opened their World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw with Morocco which only amplified the main concern fans had about Croatia entering the World Cup – the lack of a true […]


/ 245 days ago

Live audio streaming service TuneIn to simulcast World Cup

TuneIn, a leading live audio streaming services, reached an agreement with FOX Sports to broadcast coverage of the 2022 World Cup. TuneIn Premium service subscribers can listen to live simulcasts of all 64 matches broadcast by FOX Sports. Coverage includes exclusive FOX Sports World Cup programming. For example, TuneIn has 'FIFA World Cup Live' and […]


/ 250 days ago

Croatia, the darlings of 2018, seek redemption at Qatar 2022

Measuring nations against one another in terms of national pride is ridiculous. Yet, it is hard to argue against Croatia's standing at the top of that hypothetical list. Plus, given Croatia's talent, it is a clear soccer powerhouse. Croatia's population hovers just shy of 4 million. For reference, that is roughly equal to the state […]


/ 297 days ago

How DAZN acquiring Eleven Sports affects soccer fans in USA

In the United States, DAZN’s acquisition of Eleven Sports may be viewed as a minor deal. However, it is a big deal in the rest of the world. Still, it should have positive ramifications for US soccer fans. DAZN has become synonymous with boxing events in the US, but as close as our northerly neighbor […]