ESPN, Univisión to air every World Football Challenge game
MLS broadcast partners ESPN and Univisión on Friday unveiled the complete broadcast schedule for the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge, the summer competition that will feature MLS clubs taking on some of the greatest international soccer clubs in the world.
ESPN will air all but one of the World Football Challenge matches across its networks, including on ESPN Deportes and online via ESPN3.com. Univisión’s networks will carry three of the World Football Challenge broadcasts. ESPN Deportes Radio and Univisión Radio will also present select radio coverage.
The two networks will air a total of 14 matches over the course of 25 days between July 13 and August 6.
The first match of the World Football Challenge kicks off next Wednesday, July 13, when the New England Revolution host English Premier League champions and UEFA Champions League finalists Manchester United at Gillette Stadium. The first-ever game between the two sides will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Organizers indicated that specifics regarding Canadian broadcast partners will be announced at a later date.
2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge schedule
|Date||Game||Venue||City||Time (ET)||TV Info (ET)|
|Jul 13||NE Revolution vs. Manchester United||Gillette Stadium||Foxboro, MA||8 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes|
|Jul 16||Club América vs. Manchester City||AT&T Park||San Francisco, CA||8 pm||TeleFutura|
|Jul 16||LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid||LA Memorial Coliseum||Los Angeles, CA||10 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Jul 18||Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Manchester City||Empire Field||Vancouver, BC||10 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Jul 20||CD Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA||11 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Jul 23||Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United||Soldier Field||Chicago, IL||5 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Jul 23||Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal||BMO Field||Toronto||7 pm||ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com|
|Jul 23||Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid||Lincoln Financial Field||Philadelphia, PA||9 pm||ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com|
|Jul 24||LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City||Home Depot Center||Carson, CA||4 pm||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com|
|Jul 26||Juventus vs. Club América||Citi Field||Flushing, NY||7:30 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio|
|Jul 28||Juventus vs. CD Guadalajara||Carter-Finley Stadium||Raleigh, NC||8 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, Galavisión|
|Jul 30||Barcelona vs. Manchester United||FedEx Field||Landover, MD||7 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes|
|Aug 3||Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara||Sun Life Stadium||Miami, FL||8 pm||ESPN2, ESPN3.com, Galavisión|
|Aug 6||Barcelona vs. Club América||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, TX||4 pm||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com, ESPN Deportes Radio|