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Soccer on ESPN: 30 for 30 Film on George Best; Manchester Derby in Houston


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30 for 30 Film on Soccer Star George Best Premieres Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
ESPN Films will debut the 30 for 30 documentary, “George Best: All by Himself,” Thursday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN leading into the Manchester United vs Manchester City game. Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough), the film recounts the tale of the beloved but bedeviled superstar George Best. Trailer:

The film will begin at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN, with the Manchester United vs. Manchester City game, held at NRG Stadium in Houston, immediately following (10 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes). The film will be available On Demand and streamed on the ESPN app.

Full press release with additional details:

Preseason Manchester Derby in Houston; UEFA Women’s EURO 2017; Doubleheader MLS Weekend; and more

ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ presentation of the 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) – a series of 19 international club soccer matches in the United States, Singapore and China – begins this week. The key matchup this week includes the Manchester Derby (Manchester United vs. Manchester City) in Houston on Thursday, July 20, at 10 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. All matches will stream live on the ESPN App.

ESPN’s presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 continues this week from Netherlands with group stage matches. The quadrennial tournament features three teams in the top five of FIFA’s rankings – defending UEFA champion Germany (#2), France (#3) and England (#5) – and eight teams from the top 15 in the rankings.

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will present two Major League Soccer matches this weekend: Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United FC on Friday at 7 p.m., and Minnesota United FC vs. New York Red Bulls on Saturday at 4 p.m. Saturday’s match will kick-off an unprecedented stretch of eight hours of live soccer action on ESPN Deportes that will conclude with Liga MX – Leon vs. Atlas – beginning at 10 p.m.

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)
Wed, Jul 19 2:30 p.m. England vs. Scotland (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  8 p.m. AS Roma vs. Paris St. Germain (ICC USA) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
  8 p.m. Orange County SC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC (USL) ESPN3
Thu, Jul 20 11:45 a.m. Norway vs. Belgium (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  1 p.m. West Ham United vs. Fulham (International Friendly) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Netherlands vs. Denmark (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  10 p.m. Manchester United vs. Manchester City (ICC USA) ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Fri, Jul 21 11:45 a.m. Sweden vs. Russia (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Germany vs. Italy (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  7 p.m. Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS) ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, Jul 22 5:30 a.m. Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan (ICC Asia) ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
  11:45 a.m. Iceland vs. Switzerland (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. France vs. Austria (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  4 p.m. Minnesota United FC vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS) ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  6 p.m. Juventus vs. FC Barcelona (ICC USA) ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  8 p.m. Paris St. Germain vs. Tottenham Hotspur (ICC USA) ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
  10 p.m. Leon vs. Atlas (Liga MX) ESPN Deportes
Sun, Jul 23 11:45 p.m. Scotland vs. Portugal (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. England vs. Spain (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  5 p.m. Real Madrid vs. Manchester United (ICC USA) ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Mon, Jul 24 2:45 p.m. Belgium vs. Netherlands (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3
  2:45 p.m. Norway vs. Denmark (UEFA Women’s Champ) ESPN3