In LaLiga, No. 3 FC Barcelona faces No. 2 Sevilla FC Sunday exclusively on ESPN+; 10 matches on ESPN+ Friday to Monday
12 out-of-market MLS games on ESPN+ on Sat. and Sun: No. 1 LAFC, No. 2 Real Salt Lake, No. 1 Philadelphia Union, No. 2 Columbus Crew
9 Bundesliga matches streaming live on ESPN+ including No 1. FC Bayern München, No. 2 Borussia Dortmund, No. 3 Bayer 04 Leverkusen, No.4 RB Leipzig
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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
MLS Live on ESPN+ heads into an action-filled Saturday featuring matchups with top ranked teams including the top-two teams in each conference -- LAFC (Western Conference) and Eastern Conference leader Philadelphia Union; and the No. 2 teams Columbus Crew (Eastern Conference) and Real Salt Lake (Western Conference). Highlights include:
○ FC Cincinnati vs CF Montréal | 4 p.m. ET
○ Toronto FC vs New York City FC | 4 p.m. ET
○ Columbus Crew vs Nashville SC | 6 p.m. ET
○ D.C. United vs Atlanta United FC | 7:30 p.m. ET
○ New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls | 7:30 p.m. ET
○ Orlando City SC vs LAFC | 7:30 p.m. ET
○ Philadelphia Union vs Charlotte FC | 7:30 p.m. ET
○ San Jose Earthquakes vs Austin FC | 7:30 p.m. ET
○ Inter Miami CF vs Houston Dynamo FC | 8 p.m. ET
○ Minnesota United FC vs Seattle Sounders FC | 8 p.m. ET
○ Vancouver Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City | 8 p.m. ET
○ Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake | 9 p.m. ET
Studio Coverage on ESPN+
● ESPN FC – This week, the daily soccer news, information, highlights, and analysis program exclusively on ESPN+, will carry MLS segments.
● Futbol Americas – Hosted by Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar, the soccer studio show, exclusively on ESPN+ on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., continues its coverage of Major League Soccer, Liga MX and other international leagues. Highlights this week include:
Mexican Men’s National Team and LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo and US Men’s National Team and LAFC midfielder Kellyn Acosta join Futbol Americas live roundtable to discuss El Tráfico, the soccer rivalry between L.A. Galaxy and LAFC on Monday, April 4, ahead of their first matchup of the 2022 season; and Julie Foudy will join the show to talk about the US Women’s National Team’s roster call-ups for their April friendlies v. Uzbekistan.
● MLS Review – Weekly MLS show featuring the previous week’s highlights, and post-game interviews with players and coaches, available every Monday.
FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
After a historic 4-0 win for Xavi’s FC Barcelona against league leader Real Madrid on March 20, forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and US Men’s National team defender Sergiño Dest return to Camp Nou to host Sevilla in a matchup between two of the top-three LaLiga teams on Sunday. At 57 points, Sevilla is the No. 2 team in the standings, and a resurgent FC Barcelona (No. 3 at 54 points) will overtake Sevilla with a win.
DETAIL, the ground-breaking sports analysis program brought to you by Granity Studios, continues its Soccer edition featuring 6-time MLS Cup winner & 4-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the year winner, Landon Donovan, exclusively on ESPN+. In this week’s edition, Donovan breaks down the Gabon National Teams’ all-time goal scorer and the 2016 African Footballer of the year, Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
This episode details Aubameyang's standout performance in FC Barcelona’s 4-0 ElClásico victory at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium where he netted a brace.
RC Celta vs Real Madrid on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Manager Carlo Ancelotti and top-ranked Real Madrid travel to Estadio de Balaídos, home of Celta Vigo on Saturday looking to rebound from their surprise upset at home in ElClásico..
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+
After leading a young U.S. Men’s National Team to qualify for Qatar 2022, midfielder Tyler Adams returns to RB Leipzig as they travel to Signal Iduna Park, to take on Borussia Dortmund, top scorer Erling Haaland (16 goals in 17 matches) and his US teammate Gio Reyna on Saturday.
Additional Highlights on ESPN+
● George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld vs VfB Stuttgart at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday
● SC Freiburg vs FC Bayern München at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday
● Justin Che and TSG Hoffenheim vs VfL Bochum at 9:30 a.m ET on Saturday
● Ricardo Pepi and FC Augsburg vs Kevin Paredes and VfL Wolfsburg at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday
SOCCER ON ESPN.COM
● Lionel Messi's Argentina-PSG 180 turn: thriving for country, underperforming for club (ESPN+ Premium Content)
SOCCER EN ESPAÑOL
● Selección Mexicana: Y ahora, la lista... ¿Quiénes tienen su lugar 'seguro' en Qatar? (Contenido Exclusivo)
Christine Calcagno | Christine.B.Calcagno@disney.com