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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 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,, 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, 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,, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio
Jul 23 Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United Soldier Field Chicago, IL 5 pm ESPN2,, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio
Jul 23 Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal BMO Field Toronto 7 pm ESPN Deportes,
Jul 23 Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA 9 pm ESPN Deportes,
Jul 24 LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City Home Depot Center Carson, CA 4 pm ESPN, ESPN Deportes,
Jul 26 Juventus vs. Club América Citi Field Flushing, NY 7:30 pm ESPN2,, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio
Jul 28 Juventus vs. CD Guadalajara Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, NC 8 pm ESPN2,, Galavisión
Jul 30 Barcelona vs. Manchester United FedEx Field Landover, MD 7 pm ESPN2,, ESPN Deportes
Aug 3 Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL 8 pm ESPN2,, Galavisión
Aug 6 Barcelona vs. Club América Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX 4 pm ESPN, ESPN Deportes,, ESPN Deportes Radio

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