Where to Find This Week’s UEFA Champions League Matches On US Television and Internet

Champions League Final 600x330 Where to Find This Weeks UEFA Champions League Matches On US Television and Internet

Today kicks off the first day of the UEFA Champions League, and there are several mouthwatering matches to choose from. If you live in the United States, there have been several significant changes since last season of UEFA Champions League coverage — namely that FOX Soccer went out of business, and Champions League matches are now spread across several different FOX networks, some of which may be new to you.

Here’s the complete TV listings of Champions League matches for today and tomorrow. All times Eastern:

Today, September 17, 2013:

Manchester United vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Real Sociedad vs Shakhtar Donestk, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Galatasaray vs Real Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Copenhagen vs Juventus, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Benfica vs Anderlecht, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Olympiacos vs Paris Saint-Germain, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Bayern Munich vs CSKA Moscow, 2:45pm, FSN and FOX Soccer 2Go
Viktoria Plzen vs Manchester City, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go

Wednesday, September 18, 2013:

Schalke vs Steaua Bucharest, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
AC Milan vs Celtic, 2:45pm, FSN and FOX Soccer 2Go
Barcelona vs Ajax, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Atletico Madrid vs Zenit St Petersburg, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Austria Vienna vs Porto, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go
Chelsea vs FC Basel, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go
Marseille vs Arsenal, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go
Napoli vs Borussia Dortmund, 2:45pm, FOX Soccer 2Go

Replays of some of the games will be shown on FOX Soccer Plus. Check your local TV listings.

According to FOX Sports, they’ve decided to provide commentary from Sky Sports, so there’s no need for soccer fans to mute the game since it appears that Gus Johnson will not be announcing the games.

Meanwhile, be sure to bookmark our Premier League TV Guide page for viewers in the United States, which is updated every week for the entire season.

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19 Responses to Where to Find This Week’s UEFA Champions League Matches On US Television and Internet

  1. David says:

    And it’s worth noting that if you have DirecTV, any matches not on FOX Sports 1, FSN or local Fox Sports stations are available on overflow channels in HD on starting at channel 481.

    • Matt says:

      Between this and all the Extra Time channels, I’m never leaving DIRECTV. Those channels are amazing.

      Aren’t FS+ matches “blacked out” too?

      • David says:

        I think you may be right. It’s kind of tough without FSC because there isn’t a channel that I have that shows all the replays of the matches by tomorrow morning so that I can record them all.

        Can’t believe FOX is still charging $20 a month for foxsoccer2go. The NBC coverage really puts everything into perspective.

  2. JJ says:

    I miss the day when Champions league was on ESPN. Free internet streaming was the best when not at home. Plus if I remember all game day fixtures were available live, not like on Fox2Go.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      That’s not true. When ESPN had the Champions League rights, they showed 1 game on Tuesday and 1 game on Wednesday (on TV). And they never made all of the games available online. Times have changed a lot since then, so if ESPN did acquire the rights again, I’m sure their coverage options would be better than what they were in the past.

    • Matt says:

      Derek Rae and Robbie Mustoe covering the Champions League *sighs*

      Those were the days man

  3. Cantona says:

    Also worth noting that games are on Fox Deportes as well as the Regional Sports Networks.

    Cantona—

    • Who Dat says:

      FOX is running FOX Deportes into the ground now that FOX Deportes no longer has Liga MX.

      (ESPN Deportes now sublicenses an average of 2 Liga MX matches each week, including playoff matches, from Azteca America.)

      In the U.S., a Spanish-language sports channel either has to have Liga MX, or it is completely irrelevant.

  4. Who Dat says:

    Gus is busy with college football each Saturday during the autumn. He’ll be busy with Big Ten and (new) Big East basketball during the winter.

    Once spring arrives, you can count on FOX to ship Gus to Europe to call UEFA CL and FA Cup games.

    • CTBlues says:

      This must be the real reason FOX objects to the 2022 WC being played in the winter they wont be able to send the voice of ‘merican soccer because he will be busy doing BIG10 and Pac12 football and BigEast basketball.

  5. R.O says:

    Big Time fail by Fox. I’m not paying for Fox Soccer to Go to watch games on a little screen. That’s why I have a 46″ wide screen TV. Maybe all those XGen, Millenniums and other enjoy watching games on a smart phone or tablet but those of us born in the in 1960′s remember tiny tv screens. First – poor wide coverage of EPL on NBCsports on TV (broadcast) and now FOX limiting CL coverage for broadcast.

    While Fox Soccer had it’s issues, they did show 90% of the games via TV broadcast.

  6. bennett311 says:

    The biggest mistake was trying to get fans to re-up FoxSoccer2Go for nearly $130. Without the EPL included, it didn’t appear to be the same value as compared to last year (even at $170). Maybe they end up caving to fans and in a couple of weeks they offer FoxSoccer2Go for a little bit less.

    On Dish, FSN is only a standard def channel (which is better than nothing), but I hope they continue to use the regional Fox Sports channels (which most are HD). My hope is that they have a few weeks to sort this out.

    At worst, air them on FXX, no loss in sitcom reruns…

  7. San Fransiscan says:

    “According to FOX Sports, they’ve decided to provide commentary from Sky Sports” music to my ears.

  8. santillana says:

    I thought fox was going to launch a way to stream fox sports like nbc is doing. What happened to that?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      FOX Sports Go was supposed to be launched in August, but the release date is now somewhere in the foreseeable future (i.e. they have no clue when it’ll be ready).

  9. Antonio says:

    Your commentators are absolutely clueless… watching the Milan vs Ajax game and they agreed with the ref on the red card… they are terrible it was an accident and deserved only a yellow not a red… tell them to hire people who have played soccer before… and if either of these 2 guys did play soccer they must not understand the game at all. Just terrible commentating.

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