Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has filed trademark applications 78444142 and 78485747 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register the names "FOX Soccer Channel" and "The Soccer Channel".
Multiple sources indicate that FOX is planning to convert FOX Sports World (US) into an all-soccer channel sometime in the first quarter of 2005.
That's all I ever watch on Fox Sports World, so that's good news for me and Stateside soccerheads. Significant media exposure will help develop the game in the US, and could provide a boost for the MLS. Let's hope it motivates the league to increase its investment in world class talent.