Marquee Weekend of Soccer across ESPN Platforms

International Soccer

Marquee Weekend of Soccer across ESPN Platforms

F.C. Barcelona vs. Valencia C.F. in Copa del Rey Final on ESPN Deportes

  • C. Barcelona vs. Valencia C.F. in Copa del Rey Final on ESPN Deportes
  • RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich in German Cup Final on ESPNEWS, ESPN3
  • United States vs Mexico Women’s International Friendly on ESPN
  • Aston Villa vs. Derby County in English League Championship Playoff Final – Exclusively on ESPN+

ESPN platforms – including ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes Radio – will carry five marquee international soccer matches during Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) – Copa del Rey Final, German Cup Final, English League Championship Playoff Final (“the richest game in world football”), United States vs Mexico Women’s International Friendly, and the Scottish Cup Final. The schedule:

Date Time (ET) Event Platforms
Sat, May 25 9:55 a.m. Heart of Midlothian vs. Celtic – Scottish Cup Final ESPN+
12 p.m. SportsCenter Copa del Rey Special Edition ESPN Deportes
1 p.m. Fútbol Center Especial: Copa del Rey Pregame ESPN Deportes
1:55 p.m. RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich – German Cup Final ESPNEWS, ESPN3 (in Spanish)
3 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. Valencia – Copa del Rey

TV: Jorge Ramos and Hernán Pereyra

Radio: Marcelo Masanti and Ricardo Mayorga

ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN App, ESPN3 (In English)
Sun, May 26 12 p.m. United States vs. Mexico Women’s International Friendly

Ian Darke and Julie Foudy, Sebastian Salazar (reporter)

* pre-match studio coverage starts 11:30 a.m. with Salazar and Kate Markgraf

ESPN, ESPN App
Mon, May 27 9:55 a.m. Aston Villa vs. Derby County – English League Championship Playoff Final ESPN+

Scottish Cup Final: Heart of Midlothian vs. Celtic (ESPN+, Saturday at 9:55 a.m. ET)

Celtic are vying for their third straight domestic treble (Scottish Premiership title, Scottish Cup title and Scottish League Cup title), as well as their 39th Scottish Cup title. Heart of Midlothian have won the Scottish Cup eight times, most recently in 2012. The teams last clashed in a Scottish Cup Final in 1956 (Hearts won 3-1).

German Cup Final: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich (ESPNEWS/ESPN3, Saturday at 1:55 p.m. ET)

Bayern Munich, the most successful football club in Germany, will play in its 23rd DFB-Pokal – German Cup – title match against RB Leipzig, live from Olympiastadion in Berlin. Bayern Munich has won the German Cup 18 times. RB Leipzig, founded 10 years ago, are playing for their first major trophy.

Copa del Rey Final: Barcelona vs. Valencia (ESPN Deportes/ESPN App, Saturday at 3 p.m. ET)

Captain Lionel Messi leads defending Copa del Rey champion Barcelona to face Valencia in the last match of the Spanish 2018-19 football season, live from Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville. Barcelona is chasing their fifth consecutive Copa del Rey trophy while making an unprecedented sixth appearance in the final. ESPN Deportes will feature a special pre-game SportsCenter at 12 p.m., and a two-hour Fútbol Center Especial at 1 p.m. Jorge Ramos and Hernán Pereyra will call the match on television. The ESPN Deportes Radio broadcast will feature Marcelo Masanti and Ricardo Mayorga.

International Women’s Friendly – USA vs. Mexico (ESPN, Sunday at 12 p.m. ET)

The U.S. Women’s National Team will play the final match of its pre-Women’s World Cup send-off series against Mexico on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. before departing for France to defend its 2015 WWC title. Sebastian Salazar and former USWNT defender Kate Markgraf will host pregame studio coverage at 11:30 a.m. ET. Ian Darke, Julie Foudy and Salazar (reporter) will call the match at 12 p.m. ET.

English League Championship Playoff Final: Aston Villa vs. Derby County (ESPN+, Monday at 9:55 a.m. ET)

Aston Villa and Derby County will clash at iconic Wembley Stadium on Monday in “the richest game in world football.” Villa and Derby County are playing for the third and final promotion spot into the English Premier League, which secures an estimated windfall of up to $250 million. The match will stream exclusively on ESPN+, Monday at 9:55 a.m.

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