It would put ESPN at disadvantage for soccer viewers, but that's about it. My guess is they'll probably increase their offer for rights in the coming years. I would prefer ESPN won rights to broadcasting, simply because they have more channels availalbe to show soccer with most cable premium channel line-ups. I still can't get Fox Soccer Plus here with Comcast, which is crazy for our market area.
"Sometimes things go wrong, even when you're doing your best. That just shows that none of us are perfect. So I keep trying with all of my heart, and if that's not good enough, I'm not going to hang my head." - Luis Tiant