NBC Sports compares Goal Rush to NFL RedZone, but that's not really how it works. RedZone cuts to a game before the scoring happens so you can watch it live. For that reason, it doesn't stick with one game for too long over the others that are also in progress. Scoring in soccer is much less predictable. It's nearly impossible to know when the goals are coming before they're scored, so Goal Zone is really more like an in-game highlights show. NBC Sports promises "live look-ins on action at all the grounds," but that wasn't the case this weekend. Perhaps the coverage will expand as the season progresses.
For die-hard fans of one club or another, Goal Zone won't be of much use. Because it sticks with one game the majority of the time, most supporters aren't going to forgo the chance to watch their team to try it out. Halftime consisted of a collection of clips rather than the in-studio commentary match viewers are used to seeing on NBC Sports Network and its affiliates. For the casual fan who isn't invested in a team just yet, this could be a great way to keep up with all of the action when there are multiple games on the schedule. Goal Zone is available through the NBC Sports app on Android, iOS, Windows, Roku, Amazon TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. And yes, you'll need a cable subscription to give it a shot next weekend.