The United Soccer League unveiled today the most expansive linear television schedule in its history, featuring top clubs from the USL Championship facing off on ESPN networks.
USL Championship's linear television schedule features El Paso Locomotive twice on ESPN Deportes when the Locos takes on its Copa Tejas rival Austin Bold FC on June 3 and OKC Energy FC on October 24.
The remainder of Locomotive games will stream live on ESPN+, giving fans a front-row seat through the 2021 USL Championship season.
“This is the biggest and brightest platform we’ve ever had for our league,” said USL Executive Vice President Court Jeske. “We are thrilled at the wide selection of games, clubs, and landmark moments that will appear on national television this season. It’s a special thing for our league to be able to showcase our clubs and cities across the USL Championship and League One on ESPN’s networks in addition to streaming an incredible schedule on ESPN+.”
The Championship season will culminate on Sunday, November 28 as the 2021 USL Championship, set to be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2. The contest between the Eastern and Western Conference Title-winners will also air on ESPN Deportes, with kickoff scheduled at 6:30 p.m. MT.
2021 USL on ESPN TV Schedule
- April 30 – Phoenix Rising FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 8 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- May 6 – Rio Grande Valley FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- May 15 – Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Phoenix Rising FC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- May 16 – Greenville Triumph SC vs. Union Omaha, 2 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- June 3 – Austin Bold FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC, 7 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- June 15 – Indy Eleven vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- June 23 – Miami FC vs. Birmingham Legion FC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- July 3 – San Diego Loyal SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC, 12 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- July 10 – Oakland Roots SC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC, 8 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- July 17 – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. San Antonio FC, 12 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- July 21 – San Antonio FC vs. New Mexico United, 7:30 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- August 10 – Memphis 901 FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- September 7 – Hartford Athletic vs. Louisville City FC, 5 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- September 8 – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC, 7 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- September 30 – Hartford Athletic vs. Charlotte Independence, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- October 3 – Louisville City FC vs. New Mexico United, 1 p.m. MT, ESPN2
- October 7 – Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charleston Battery, 6p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- October 24 – El Paso Locomotive FC vs. OKC Energy FC, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN Deportes
- November 28 – USL Championship Final, 6:30 p.m. MT, ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes