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USL Championship on ESPN

The 2020 national broadcast schedule for the USL Championship across ESPN networks features 20-plus games on ESPN2, ESPNews and ESPN Deportes in the league’s 10th anniversary season. Coverage runs from March through November and will include 19 regular season games and the 2020 USL Championship Final on ESPN linear television networks.

Overall, more than 590 games from the USL Championship will air on ESPN+, the industry-leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming platform, with coverage beginning on the opening day of the season, Friday, March 6. In addition, ESPN+ will feature more than 170 games from USL League One when its season kicks off on Friday, March 27.

THE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH ESPN WILL EXTEND TO THE ESPORTS REALM, WITH THE ORGANIZATION BECOMING THE OFFICIAL STREAMING PLATFORM FOR THE USL ECUP: ROCKET LEAGUE EDITION, WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEK ON THE ESPN APP AND ESPN.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.USLCHAMPIONSHIP.COM/ECUP 

March 7 - 10:00 PM ET
Week 1 | Western Conference
San Diego Loyal
Las Vegas Lights FC
Stadium IconTorero Stadium
PPD
Week 4 | Eastern Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Stadium IconAl Lang Stadium
PPD
Week 5 | Eastern Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
North Carolina FC
Charlotte Independence
Stadium IconWakeMed Soccer Park
PPD
Week 6 | Eastern Conference
Louisville City FC
Birmingham Legion FC
Stadium IconLynn Family Stadium
PPD
Week 9 | Eastern Conference
Memphis 901 FC
Charleston Battery
Stadium IconAutoZone Park
PPD
Week 10 | Western Conference
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Reno 1868 FC
Stadium IconWeidner Field
May 12 - 8:00 PM ET
Week 11 | Western Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
OKC Energy FC
FC Tulsa
Stadium IconTaft Stadium
May 29 - 7:00 PM ET
Week 14 | Eastern Conference
The Miami FC
Indy Eleven
Stadium IconRiccardo Silva Stadium
June 3 - 8:00 PM ET
Week 14 | Eastern Conference
Memphis 901 FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Stadium IconAutoZone Park
June 19 - 10:00 PM ET
Week 16 | Western Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Phoenix Rising FC
Orange County SC
Stadium IconCasino Arizona Field
June 25 - 8:00 PM ET
Week 17 | Eastern Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Hartford Athletic
Saint Louis FC
Stadium IconDillon Stadium
July 1 - 7:00 PM ET
Week 18 | Eastern Conference
Louisville City FC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Stadium IconLynn Family Stadium
July 17 - 10:00 PM ET
Week 20 | Western Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
New Mexico United
Austin Bold FC
Stadium IconIsotopes Park
August 6 - 9:00 PM ET
Week 23 | Western Conference
New Mexico United
San Antonio FC
Stadium IconIsotopes Park
August 12 - 10:00 PM ET
Week 24 | Western Conference
San Diego Loyal
El Paso Locomotive FC
Stadium IconTorero Stadium
August 27 - 8:00 PM ET
Week 26 | Eastern Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Birmingham Legion FC
Indy Eleven
Stadium IconBBVA Compass Field
September 9 - 10:00 PM ET
Week 28 | Western Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Sacramento Republic FC
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Stadium IconPapa Murphy's Park
September 27 - 7:30 PM ET
Week 30 | Western Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
El Paso Locomotive FC
Rio Grande Valley FC
Stadium IconSouthwest University Park
October 2 - 7:00 PM ET
Week 31 | Eastern Conference
North Carolina FC
Charleston Battery
Stadium IconWakeMed Soccer Park
October 9 - 8:00 PM ET
Week 32 | Eastern Conference
Watch on ESPN Deportes
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
The Miami FC
Stadium IconHighmark Stadium

ESPN+ and USL

MY CLUB HAS A LOCAL BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP, CAN I STILL WATCH GAMES ON TELEVISION?

Fans will still be able to follow their home team through local broadcast partnerships as part of the USL Television Network. Any match on ESPN3 will still be aired through your local TV deal, but games on ESPN networks will be exclusive to those channels.

WHERE CAN I WATCH USL Championship GAMES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?

USL Championship games will be available internationally through the league YouTube Channel, or on ESPN+ in applicable locations.

WHAT HAPPENS TO USL Championship GAMES BROADCAST IN SPANISH?

Spanish-language broadcasts will not be streamed on ESPN+ at this time; Games will be broadcast on local linear channels only.

WILL MATCH REPLAYS BE AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE AFTER GAMES ARE COMPLETED?

Full replays of USL Championship matches will be available on the league's YouTube channel and in the Match Center seven days after the completion of the game.

ESPN+ ACCESS

What are the ESPN+ supported devices?

A subscriber can watch ESPN+ in the Watch tab of the latest version of the ESPN App, available on the web, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV (Generation 3 & 4), Android Handset, Roku, Chromecast, FireTV, XBOX One, Playstation 4, Oculus Go and Tizen devices

How do I allow another one of my devices to access ESPN+?

To allow another of your devices to access ESPN+, sign in on that device with your ESPN.com account username and password.  If you have purchased ESPN+ via in-app purchasing on Apple, Google or Amazon devices, you will need to first link your ESPN+ purchase to your ESPN.com account in the ESPN App before you can access ESPN+ on other devices platforms.  You can create an ESPN.com account for free by clicking on the login link on ESPN.com. 

Can I watch multiple ESPN+ streams?

Yes, you can access three streams from ESPN+ at any one time.

ESPN+ PROGRAMMING

WHAT CAN I WATCH ON ESPN+ IN ADDITION TO USL Championship and USL League One?

Subscribers to ESPN+ will be able to enjoy live broadcasts from UFC, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films (including 30 for 30) and more.