ESPN’s Summer Soccer Coverage Continues, Highlighted by Summer Soccer Series, MLS and NWSL

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ESPN’s Summer Soccer Coverage Continues, Highlighted by Summer Soccer Series, MLS and NWSL

ESPN’s Summer Soccer Coverage Continues, Highlighted by Summer Soccer Series, MLS and NWSL

The “summer of soccer” continues on the ESPN networks with three matches this weekend beginning with Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders vs. Barclays Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2.  Jon Champion, who made his ESPN U.S. debut in May prior to the FIFA World Cup, returns from Brazil to call the match alongside analyst Kasey Keller with reporter Monica Gonzalez. Also Saturday, reigning MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City and its two U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup stars Matt Besler and Graham Zusi take the field against fellow USMNT member Omar Gonazlez and the LA Galaxy.

Sunday, July 20, marks the debut of ESPN’s slate of National Women’s Soccer League matches with Portland Thorns vs. Boston Breakers at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, with a simulcast on espnW.com.  espnW will provide exclusive NWSL content covering the league, games and players. On Friday, July 18, W’s Graham Hays will have a feature on Boston’s Heather O’Reilly in advance of the Portland-Boston match. Hays will delve into how she has transitioned from a young, burgeoning star to veteran leader for her inexperienced Boston teammates, and how O’Reilly approaches a long summer and this side of her career. Hays will also have postgame analysis, including “Three Takeaways” from the game.

A press release detailing ESPN’s summer soccer offerings will be distributed next week.

Date Time (ET) Match / Commentators Network
Fri, Jul 18 8:25 p.m. Liga BBVA Bancomer MX
Gallos Blancos de Querétaro vs. Pumas de la UNAM
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
  10:25 p.m. Liga BBVA Bancomer MX
Xolos de Tijuana vs. Puebla FC
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sat, Jul 19 4 p.m. ESPN Summer Soccer Series
Seattle Sounders vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Jon Champion, Kasey Keller, Monica Gonzalez
ESPN2, WatchESPN
  6 p.m. Major League Soccer
Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy

Adrian Healey, Alejandro Moreno
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Jul 20 5 p.m. National Women’s Soccer League
Portland Thorns FC vs. Boston Breakers
Glenn Davis, Gonzalez
ESPN2, WatchESPN, espnW.com

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Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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