USL with big deal with ESPN and CBS Sports

https://www.futbolmundial.com/ The USL announced the renewal of a multiyear broadcasting agreement with ESPN for the USL Championship and USL League One.

In combination with the previously announced CBS Sports right agreement, the USL men’s professional leagues will combine for a record 35 nationally televised matches, nearly 4x the total in 2023. This includes a match on “big” CBS – the first over-the-air network television broadcast in USL history – on April 6, when Louisville City will host Indy Eleven at 4:00PM ET.

The USL men’s professional leagues will combine for a record 35 nationally televised matches

Phoenix Rising vs San Antonio FC San Antonio FC, SAFC, USL, USL Championship, soccer, futbol, football, footy, sports, MLS Phoenix Rising plays San Antonio FC during the second half of a USL Championship soccer match, Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Darren Abate/USL Championship)

Other highlights of the 2024 national broadcast schedule include:

  • A USL Championship Final rematch between Phoenix Rising FC and Charleston Battery, June 22, on ESPN2.
  • A Western Conference clash between Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Phoenix Rising FC, August 3 on CBS and Paramount+.
  • Two enticing USL League One matchups: The “Henny Derby” kicks off between Richmond Kickers and Forward Madison FC, July 3, on CBS Sports Network. Then exciting expansion side Spokane Velocity FC hosts two-time Players’ Shield winners Union Omaha, September 4, on CBS Sports Network.
  • The 2024 USL Championship Final on CBS and Paramount+, and the 2024 USL League One Final on CBS Sports Network.

See the full national broadcast schedule.

All together, when combined with 30+ local broadcast deals, the USL is more widely available to soccer fans in the United States than ever before.

The 2024 USL Championship and USL League One seasons kick off on March 9. Don’t miss any of the action.