This topic is way to funny! The soccer channel would be a complete waste of space even if it is only a SD channel, would be suprised if they got more than 1000 subscribers to that channel after a year or so if DISH did add it! Obviously you soccer nuts are not with Dish for their HD content, which is the reason i am with them.. Dish is a much better provider than Direct, and you would have to really have a screw loose to dump your service with them for 1 or 2 channels, but hey thats what i think! LONG LIVE DISH THE NEW HD LEADER!