Summer of Soccer on ESPN Networks Continues – 30 Matches in Next Two Weeks

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Summer of Soccer on ESPN Networks Continues – 30 Matches in Next Two Weeks

On the heels of its most-watched FIFA World Cup presentation, ESPN networks will carry 30 live soccer matches the next two weeks, beginning today with a doubleheader telecast of ESPN Summer Soccer Series matches: Toronto FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN/ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET), and the matchup of two reigning league champions, Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City vs. English Premier League champion Manchester City (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET).

Coverage of all the matches will be available on WatchESPN via computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices. Highlights:

·         Two marquee Major League Soccer matches: league-leading Seattle Sounders vs. conference rivals Los Angeles Galaxy (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes; July 28 at 10 p.m.), and Real Salt Lake vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes; July 31 at 10 p.m.);

·         Liga BBVA Bancomer MX: Four matches from Mexico’s premier soccer league on ESPN’s Spanish-language platforms of ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio beginning with Pachuca vs. Monterrey (ESPN Deportes Radio; July 25 at 9 p.m.);

·         2014 Guinness International Champions Cup: ESPN Deportes will be the exclusive Spanish-language home of the International Champions Cup – a pre-season soccer competition in the United States and Canada featuring international clubs from England, Italy, Greece and Spain. Audio, television and digital coverage begins Thursday, July 24 through Monday, August 4. ESPN Deportes soccer experts Fernando Palomo, Fernando Schwartz, Ricardo Ortiz, Richard Mendez, Andres Agulla, Giovanni Savarese and Tato Noriega will call the matches;

·         NWSL: The inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League on ESPN continues with two matches: Houston Dash host league leading Seattle Reign with U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo (ESPN3, July 31 at 9 p.m.), and Portland Thorns, led by the strikers Alex Morgan (USA) and Christine Sinclair (Canada), vs. the Dash (ESPN2, Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.);

·         ESPN Summer Soccer Series: A collection of matches pitting select Major League soccer teams against European clubs such as English Premier League champions Manchester City, Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur;

·         Bayern Munich and U.S. Men’s National Team player Julian Green vs. Chivas Guadalajara: On Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m., ESPN will televise the match between German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich and the legendary Liga BBVA Bancomer MX team Chivas Guadalajara.

ESPN’s Post-World Cup Summer Soccer Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Networks

Wed, Jul 23

7 p.m.

Summer Soccer Series Toronto FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Jon Champion, Taylor Twellman and Monica Gonzalez

ESPN / ESPN Deportes

 

9 p.m.

Summer Soccer Series Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City

Adrian Healey and Brian Dunseth

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

Thu, Jul 24

7:55 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Olympiakos vs. AC Milan

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

Sat, Jul 26

4 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Manchester United vs. AS Roma

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

5 p.m.

Summer Soccer Series New York Red Bulls vs. Arsenal

Champion and Twellman. Studio: Alexi Lalas

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes+

 

6 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Read Madrid vs. Inter Milan

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

8 p.m.

Summer Soccer Series Chicago Fire vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Glenn Davis and Kasey Keller

ESPN

 

9 p.m.

Liga BBVA Bancomer MX Pachuca vs. Monterrey

ESPN Deportes Radio

Sun, Jul 27

3:55 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup AC Milan vs. Manchester City

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

6 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Liverpool FC vs. Olympiakos

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

Mon, Jul 28

10 p.m.

MLS Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Healey and Keller. Studio: Lalas

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

Tue, Jul 29

7:25 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Manchester United vs. Inter Milan

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

9:30 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Real Madrid vs. AS Roma

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

Wed, Jul 30

7 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

9 p.m.

MLS Real Salt Lake vs. New York Red Bulls

Healey and Twellman, Gonzalez. Studio: Lalas

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

 

9 p.m.

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Houston Dash vs. Seattle Reign

ESPN3

Thu, Jul 31

8 p.m.

Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara

Champion and Alejandro Moreno. Studio: Lalas

ESPN

Fri, Aug 1

8:25 p.m.

Liga BBVA Bancomer MX Gallos Blancos de Queretaro vs. Tuzos del Pachuca

ESPN Deportes

 

10:25 p.m.

Liga BBVA Bancomer MX Xolos de Tijuana vs. Tigres de la UANL

ESPN Deportes

Sat, Aug 2

8:55 a.m.

Emirates Cup Valencia CF vs. AS Monaco

ESPN Deportes / ESPN3

 

11:20 a.m.

Emirates Cup

Arsenal FC vs. SL Benfica

ESPN3

12:55 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Inter Milan vs. AS Roma

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

2:55 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Olympiakos vs. Manchester City

ESPN Deportes+ / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

4 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Manchester United vs. Real Madrid

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

 

6 p.m.

Liga BBVA Bancomer MX

Puebla FC vs. Aguilas del America

ESPN Deportes

 

6:35 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Liverpool FC vs. AC Milan

ESPN Deportes+ / ESPN Deportes Radio

Sun, Aug 3

8:55 a.m.

Emirates Cup SL Benfica vs. Valencia CF

ESPN Deportes / ESPN3

 

11:15 a.m.

Emirates Cup Arsenal FC vs. AS Monaco

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

 

10 p.m.

NWSL Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash

ESPN2

Mon, Aug 4

8 p.m.

Guinness International Champions Cup Final

ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

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I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties, including soccer, NFL and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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