MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Round Kicks Off Saturday with Primetime Doubleheader on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

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MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Round Kicks Off Saturday with Primetime Doubleheader on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes

ESPN networks will combine to televise eight MLS is Back Tournament knockout round matches from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex beginning Saturday, July 25, with a Round of 16 doubleheader in primetime – Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact (8 p.m. ET) and Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution (10:30 p.m.) on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

On Tuesday, July 28, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will also televise Columbus Crew vs. Minnesota United FC (8 p.m.) followed by Portland Timbers vs. FC Cincinnati (10:30 p.m.) in the Round of 16. In the final rounds of the MLS Is Back Tournament, ESPN networks will televise a pair of quarterfinals, a semifinal match and the Final on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. All matches will also be available on the ESPN App.

The two English-language commentators teams – Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman and Adrian Healey and Alejandro Moreno – will call the Round of 16 matches on ESPN and ESPN2. Jorge Ramos, Diego Cora, Richard Mendez, Alex Pareja, Mauricio Pedroza and Herculez Gomez, will combine to provide Spanish-language commentaries on Deportes. Reporter Stefano Fusaro is the on-site reporter in Orlando for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes matches.

MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Round Schedule on ESPN Networks:

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Sat, Jul 25 8 p.m. Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact

(Round of 16)

Adrian Healey and Alejandro Moreno;

Jorge Ramos and Diego Cora 

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
  10:30 p.m. Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution (Round of 16)

Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman;

Richard Mendez and Alex Pareja

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Tue, Jul 28 8 p.m. Columbus Crew vs. Minnesota United FC

(Round of 16)

Champion and Twellman; Mendez and Pareja

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  10:30 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. FC Cincinnati

(Round of 16)

Healey and Moreno;

Mauricio Pedroza and Herculez Gomez

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Thu, Jul 30 8 p.m. Philadelphia Union vs Sporting KC

(Quarterfinal)

Champion and Twellman; Mendez and Pareja

ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, Aug 1 8 p.m. San Jose vs Columbus Crew/Minnesota United FC

(Quarterfinal)

Champion and Twellman; Mendez and Pareja

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Thu, Aug 6 8 p.m. Semifinal II

Champion and Twellman; Ramos and Gomez

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Tue, Aug 11 8 p.m. MLS is Back Tournament Final

Champion and Twellman; Ramos and Gomez

ESPN, ESPN Deportes

* Schedule subject to change

* All matches will stream live on the ESPN App

* Stefano Fusaro will serve as on-site reporter for ESPN and ESPN Deportes matches

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Media Contacts:

Mac Nwulu [email protected] / Santa Brito [email protected] / Bill Hofheimer [email protected]

 

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Mac Nwulu

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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