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MLS-Liga MX Leagues Cup to broadcast on ESPN, TUDN in United States

The Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake will represent Major League Soccer.

Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Fire midfielder Nicolas Gaitan (20) celebrates with teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against Atlanta United during the first half at Bridgeview Stadium. (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)

The first Leagues Cup will air on ESPN in English and on Univision networks in Spanish in the United States, Major League Soccer announced on Monday.

Coverage of the tournament will be split between the broadcasters’ many platforms. For ESPN, that means some matches will air on its television channels while others will be on the streaming service ESPN+. Spanish-language coverage will be seen across Univision’s channels, including UniMás and Univision Deportes Network, which will be rebranded as TUDN starting July 20. MLS also announced that TSN and TVA Sports would air the matches in Canada.

The Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake will represent MLS in the tournament’s first edition. These teams will face Liga MX’s Club América, Club Tijuana, Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL. The first round of matches will be played July 23 and July 24, followed by two semifinals on August 20 and a final on September 18.

Leagues Cup schedule

Tuesday, July 23
Chicago Fire vs. Cruz Azul (SeatGeek Stadium – Bridgeview, Ill.)
8:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN+, TSN)
 
LA Galaxy vs. Club Tijuana (Dignity Health Sports Park – Carson, Calif.)
11 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN, TSN)
 
Wednesday, July 24
Houston Dynamo vs. Club America (BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston)
8:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN+, TSN)
 
Real Salt Lake vs. Tigres UANL (Rio Tinto Stadium – Salt Lake City)
10:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN+, TSN)
 
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Semifinal 1, * 8:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN2, TSN)
Semifinal 2, * 10:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN2, TSN)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Final, 10:30 p.m. ET (TUDN, ESPN2, TSN, TVA Sports)

*Semifinal times are subject to change.

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