Charlotte FC’s first match on ABC and ESPN Deportes, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET
9 out-of-market MLS games on ESPN+, ESPN and ESPN Deportes on Sat. and Sun: No. 1 Philadelphia Union, No. 2 Real Salt Lake, No. 2 New York Red Bulls
LaLiga Leader Real Madrid and No. 2 FC Barcelona exclusively on ESPN+ Sat. and Sun.
Bundesliga: Ricardo Pepi and FC Augsburg take on No. 1 FC Bayern München, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+
ESPN+ available on ESPN.com, ESPN App for mobile and connected TV devices and Hulu
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
ABC television will kick off its coverage of the 2022 Major League Soccer season with the live presentation of Charlotte FC vs. Atlanta United on Sunday, April 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The telecast will mark Charlotte FC’s debut on a Disney television network. Spanish-language telecast of Charlotte FC-Atlanta United will be on ESPN Deportes.
MLS Live on ESPN+ heads into an action-filled weekend featuring matchups with top ranked teams from each conference -- Eastern Conference leader Philadelphia Union; and the No. 2 teams New York Red Bulls (Eastern Conference) and Real Salt Lake (Western Conference). Highlights include:
● Inter Miami CF vs New England Revolution | ESPN, ESPN Deportes at 3 p.m. ET
● New York Red Bulls vs CF Montréal | ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET
● Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew | ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET
● Real Salt Lake vs Toronto FC | ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET
● FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids | ESPN+ at 8:30 pm ET
● Houston Dynamo FC vs San Jose Earthquakes | ESPN+ at 8:30 p.m. ET
● Sporting Kansas City vs Nashville SC | ESPN+ at 8:30 p.m. ET
● Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers | ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET
● Charlotte FC vs Atlanta United FC | ESPN, ESPN Deportes at 1:30 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:
Monday April 11 | ESPN+ 8:30 p.m. ET
In-depth analysis of the L.A. Derby between the Galaxy and LAFC
Episode 5 of Futbol Americas Road to Qatar: a Sam Borden interview with USMNT midfielder Christian Roldán
Thursday April 14 | ESPN+ 8:30 p.m. ET
Host Sebastian Salazar to Interview guests Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (LA Galaxy) and Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire) previewing their MLS matchup this weekend
10 LaLiga matches will stream live exclusively on ESPN+ Friday through Monday as the race to a top-4 and Champions League spots heats up, with FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Sevilla tied at 57 points.
Real Madrid vs Getafe CF on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
League leader Real Madrid and forwards Karim Benzema and Vini Jr. host Getafe CF at Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday. Benzema is in rare, goal-scoring form after finding the net in his last seven games for Real Madrid topped by a hat trick (three goals) against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Levante UD vs FC Barcelona on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
Xavi and rising FC Barcelona, now at No. 2 in LaLiga standings after defeating Sevilla on Sunday, travel to Ciutat de Valencia to take on Levante on Sunday.
LaLiga Studio Coverage
LaLiga Confidential with Kay Murray: Joao Félix on fire!
Power Rankings with Dan Thomas
La Tribuna de LaLiga con Fernando Palomo: La gran reacción del Atlético de Madrid
FC Bayern München vs FC Augsburg on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+
After 3 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss record in their last five games, FC Augsburg are playing their way out of the relegation zone ranked 13th in the standings. On Sunday, U.S. Men’s National Team forward Ricardo Pepi and FC Augsburg travel Munich to face FC Bayern München at Allianz Arena.
Additional Highlights on ESPN+
● VfB Stuttgart vs Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund | ESPN+ Friday at 2:30 p.m. E
● Kevin Paredes and VfL Wolfsburg vs George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday
● Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig vs Justin Che and TSG Hoffenheim at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday
● VfL Bochum vs Bayer Leverkusen 04 at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday
SOCCER EN ESPAÑOL
Este es el Real Madrid de Karim Benzema, goleador de época sin ser su mejor virtud (Contenido Exclusivo)
Así está el balance del Barcelona ante rivales alemanes en Europa (Contenido Exclusivo)
Christine Calcagno | Christine.B.Calcagno@disney.com