Press Release

Posted by Mac Nwulu on March 9, 2012

Soccer on ESPN Platforms: ESPN’s MLS Season Opener, Merseyside Derby, and More


ESPN platforms – ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes – will carry 16 live matches beginning Saturday, March 10, through Tuesday, March 13. Highlights:

  • The 17th season of Major League Soccer action on ESPN kicks off Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes with the Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union match. 
  • Premier League:  The Merseyside derby – Liverpool vs. Everton – on Tuesday, March 13, at 3:55 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes, will highlight a series of three Premier League matches in four days.
  • Serie A:  Sunday at 9:55 a.m., ESPN3 will feature current leaders in Serie A standings AC Milan hosting Lecce, and Juventus at Genoa.
  • La Liga: Real Betis will host Real Madrid, currently atop the league standings, on Saturday at 3:55 p.m. on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes.


DateTime (ET) MatchupNetwork(s)
Sat, March 107:30 a.m.Bolton vs. Queens Park Rangers (Premier League)ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
 9:30 a.m.Bayern Munich vs. TSG Hoffenheim (German Bundesliga)ESPN3 /

ESPN Deportes

 1:50 p.m.Sporting Gijon vs. Sevilla (La Liga) ESPN3 /

ESPN Deportes

 2:40 p.m.Palermo vs. AS Roma (Serie A)ESPN3
 3:15 p.m.FC Porto vs. Academica (Portuguese Liga)ESPN3
 3:55 p.m.Real Betis vs. Real Madrid (La Liga)ESPN3

ESPN Deportes

 5:55 p.m.Jaguares vs. U.A.N.L. Tigres (Mexican Primera Division)ESPN Deportes
Sun, March 117.30 a.m.NAC Breda vs. PSV Eindhoven (Dutch Eredivisie)ESPN3 /

ESPN Deportes

 9:55 a.m.AC Milan vs. Lecce (Serie A)ESPN3
 9:55 a.m.Genoa vs. Juventus (Serie A)ESPN3
 10:50 a.m.Valencia vs. Mallorca (La Liga)ESPN3

ESPN Deportes

 2:55 p.m.Botafogo vs. Palmeiras (Brazil Paulista Championship)ESPN Deportes
 3:40 p.m.Lazio vs. Bologna (Serie A)ESPN3
Mon, March 123:55 p.m.Arsenal vs. Newcastle (Premier League)ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
 9:30 p.m.Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS) ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
Tue, March 133:55 p.m.Liverpool vs. Everton (Premier League)ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes

All matches and times subject to change

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