Brighton vs Derby, Championship Playoff Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

The race is on to determine which one of the four Championship clubs will be promoted to the Premier League, to join Leicester City and Burnley in the world’s most popular sports league.

The first match of the playoffs kicks off today with the battle between Brighton and Derby County, in the first leg of the semi-final.

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US (including commentators):

Brighton vs Derby County (Championship playoff semi-final, 1st leg), 2:45pm, beIN SPORTS and DishWorld

Programming note: For viewers in the United States, Championship games are shown exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld. Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORTS, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.

Starting line-ups

Brighton and Hove Albion: Kuszczak, Calderon, Greer, Upson, Ward; Andrews, Forster-Caskey, Lingard; Orlandi, Ulloa, Buckley.

Subs: Brezovan (GK), Chicksen, Dunk, Ince, March, LuaLua, Mackail-Smith.

Derby County: Grant; Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth; Thorne, Bryson, Hendrick; Russell, Ward, Martin

Subs: Legzdins, Whitbread, Eustace, Hughes, Dawkins, Bamford, Sammon

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.


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