WMVS/10 and WMVT/36 Milwaukee also carried soccer matches from The U.K., France and West Germany in the '70s and '80s...
During the 1970s and 1980s, most PBS stations carried "Soccer Made in Germany", which featured highlights of a selected West German soccer match. The series was produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with one of the West German broadcasters.
....with Toby Charles, who rarely mentioned his name, at the mic. WPBT in Miami, and IIRC, and even KSKA in Anchorage, carried it when I was in the USAF there. Used to be must-see on Sunday night.....yes, I was the one.
Closing music was from "Shame" by Evelyn King.....
The only time Charles was in front of the camera was during (possibly some live) matches for World Cup on PBS in 1982, for commentary.
We digress, IMO.....I think soccer is perfect for public TV, as there are no stoppages of play. When a player is injured, or substituted, the clock still runs, and is made-up-for later. (Couldn't figure that one out....how do players know when the final whistle blows? Maybe the mystery is why fans outside the US, and a few inside, love the sport.