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


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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.


Date Time (ET)  Matchup Network(s)
Sat, March 10 7:30 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 11 7.30 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 12 3:55 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 13 3:55 p.m. Liverpool vs. Everton (Premier League) ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes

All matches and times subject to change

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