ESPN+ acquires Copa América rights in English and Portuguese for US market

Popular streaming service ESPN+ has acquired the English-language and Portuguese-language rights to the 2019 CONMEBOL Copa América for viewers in the United States, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.

With Telemundo Deportes already having acquired the Spanish-language rights in the United States, that means that soccer fans will have plenty of choices this summer when they watch the tournament that will feature a line-up of South America’s biggest soccer stars including Brazil’s Neymar, Copa América Winner Luis Suarez of Uruguay, Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi, and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, among many others.

All 26 games will be broadcast live in English and Portuguese on ESPN+, which offers a free 7-day trial to new users.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Copa América games on US TV and streaming

Hosted in Brazil, the 2019 Copa América runs from June 14 to July 7, which will be the 46th edition of the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship organized by South America’s soccer ruling body CONMEBOL.

The broadcast of the 2019 Copa America will be during a similar timeframe to the Women’s World Cup (June 7 to July 7) and CONCACAF Gold Cup (June 15 to July 7).

According to a World Soccer talk source, all of the games in English and Portuguese will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+ and not available on TV.

As of press time, ESPN declined to comment about the Copa America rights.

With ESPN+, you can stream Serie A, UEFA Nations League, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Eredivisie, Danish Superliga, Chinese Super League, Indian Super League, Australian A-League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan, MLS out-of-market games and USL.

ESPN+ is only $4.99/month after a free 7-day trial.

In addition to all of the soccer coverage, ESPN+ also includes a selection of live games from MLB, MLS, NHL, select PGA TOUR golf, Top Rank Boxing and Grand Slam tennis from Wimbledon to the US Open and Australian Open. Plus you get instant access to your favorite college sports like football, basketball, lacrosse, softball and more.

There’s also the daily ESPN FC show, 30 For 30 documentaries, exclusive access to studio programs and more.

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