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Sport Fox Sports broadcasts will have virtual crowd noise during MLS is Back tournament

03:42  11 july  2020
03:42  11 july  2020 Source:   awfulannouncing.com

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The first couple games of the MLS is Back Tournament felt weird, but they also worked. Now the question becomes whether or not the coronavirus can be kept at bay. Orlando City won the opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament over Inter Miami on a stoppage-time goal by Nani.

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus The World Cup-style tournament is being played at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World.

Fox Sports officially announced Friday that their coverage of the MLS is Back tournament will feature artificial crowd noise added to broadcasts.

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Considering the widespread use of fake crowd noise for European soccer this should perhaps have been expected. Linear viewers won’t have a choice, but viewers on the Fox Sports app will be able to choose a separate stream sans crowd.

From the Fox Sports statement:

FOX Sports celebrates the return of American men’s soccer with the MLS is Back Tournament from July 11-August 5 across FOX and FS1. The network’s 16-match presentation features two of the nation’s leading soccer voices – John Strong and Stu Holden. Rob Stone hosts studio coverage each matchday alongside Alexi Lalas, with Maurice Edu and Holden joining throughout the tournament.

Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

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Sports The first game of the MLS is Back Tournament had a giant Adidas logo superimposed in the center of the pitch on the ESPN broadcast . In the absence of paying customers, Major League Soccer promised to enhance its broadcast product during the MLS is Back Tournament , that

Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players The World Cup-style tournament is being played at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast , rewritten or redistributed.

FOX Sports gives viewers the opportunity to watch matches with or without enhanced audio throughout the tournament. FOX and FS1 present the only English-language telecasts with crowd noise audio, produced from the network’s Los Angeles studios. On digital devices, including the FOX Sports app, viewers can choose from dedicated streams with or without added crowd noise.

Univision/TUDN will be using faux-noise for their Spanish-language broadcasts, while ESPN will be going without, as Steven Goff notes.

It’s especially interesting considering there had seemingly been more of a push against it than for it, with Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson even noting the other day that the Independent Supporters Council had spoken out in favor of natural sound.

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  FC Dallas drops out of MLS tournament after 14 members tested positive for COVID-19 Since traveling to Orlando for the MLS is Back tournament, 11 members of FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19. Three members of FC Dallas tested positive before the team traveled to Orlando for the tournament and 11 members have tested positive since, leaving the team to quarantine in its hotel room.FC Dallas' withdrawal comes after the Orlando Pride dropped out of the NWSL's tournament due to COVID-19 cases and as sports attempt come back amid a surge of cases in the U.S.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Athletic reported Thursday that Nashville will exit the MLS Is Back Tournament after nine Nashville players tested positive for the coronavirus MLS already postponed the club's first match against Chicago on Wednesday. Its next match was scheduled for July 14 against Philadelphia Union.

MLS ’ first game in 122 days made it the biggest men’s pro sports league in the U.S. to play since March 11. Shut down by the coronavirus England’s Premier League followed in June. Both leagues piped crowd noise into games and broadcasts , a laugh track of sorts that MLS and ESPN ignored.

And now, two days later, we have most of the MLS is Back tournament set to take place with artificial noise. Kudos to Fox for allowing viewers who might be especially against the concept to switch to a stream that doesn’t have it, though. That kind of option should be more common than it is.

The MLS is Back tournament kicks off tomorrow night at 8 PM ET with Atlanta United taking on the New York Red Bulls on network FOX.

[Fox Sports]

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A crowd at a baseball game is a living, breathing entity, sometimes engaged, sometimes restless, sometimes bored. A baseball game now is a song without a bass line, a meal without a plate. It’s an elegant enough solution to the problem of aesthetics that comes with watching baseball in an empty ballpark. Shoot, let’s be honest, most of us only half-watch ballgames anyway — a Saturday afternoon baseball/couch nap is the best nap — so some ambient crowd noise and wide-pan shots will help sell the illusion. (Should Fox and baseball sell the illusion? More on that later.

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