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FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany’s top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live television or streaming in the U.S. for the first time ever, more than double past years, including 58 slated for FOX Sports 1.

The Bundesliga season consists of 306 matches played from August to May. In addition to the 58 games telecast on FOX Sports 1, 60 are earmarked for FOX Sports 2, and the remainder offered via FOX Soccer Plus. On the Spanish-language side, FOX Deportes is set to televise 105 matches. Additionally, every game televised on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 is being streamed live on desktop computers via FOXSoccer.com as well as the FOX Sports GO mobile app. All FOX Soccer Plus matches are being streamed on the FOX Soccer 2 GO app.

Editor’s note to cord cutters: Every single game of the Bundesliga will be available live and on-demand via FOX Soccer 2GO.

“The Bundesliga is on the cusp of exponential growth here in the United States and throughout the world,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy. “We are thrilled to make every game from this world-class European league available on FOX Sports outlets, bolstering our position as the unrivaled leader in televised soccer in America.”

The first round of the Bundesliga season features six matches, officially kicking off on Friday, Aug. 14 with defending champion Bayern Munich taking on Hamburg. In a special telecast, the match is being offered on FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Sports 2, FOXSports.com and via FOX Sports’ YouTube channel, with pregame coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET. While Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund are also in action Week 1, last season’s league runner-up Wolfsburg faces off against Eintracht Frankfurt on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Aug. 16 with pregame coverage beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

SEE MORE: View the Bundesliga TV schedule for soccer fans in the USA.

Round 2 on Saturday, Aug. 22 is highlighted by a FOX Sports 1 doubleheader beginning with Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich at 9:30 AM ET, followed by Hamburg vs. Stuttgart at 12:30 PM ET. Wolfsburg takes the field in a Round 3 match on Friday, Aug. 28 (2:30 PM ET), battling Schalke on FOX Sports 1, while FOX Sports 2’s big matchup of the weekend has Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen squaring off Saturday, Aug. 29, at 12:25 PM ET. The complete schedule through the first seven weeks accompanies this release. The remaining schedule is released as the season progresses.

The Bundesliga season warms up with the German Super Cup Saturday, Aug. 1 on FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and live streamed at FOXSoccer.com. The match features the winners of last season’s league championship, Bayern Munich, and Wolfsburg, winners of the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s domestic cup competition. An encore presentation of the German Super Cup airs at 10:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2.

Ian Joy joins FOX Sports as its lead Bundesliga studio host, sitting alongside a rotation of analysts including Eric Wynalda, like Joy a Bundesliga veteran. Joy, previously with beIN Sports, is a former soccer professional, having played in Germany, most notably at Hamburg, and also with Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer. Wynalda is the first American-born player to play for a top-level German club (Saarbrucken) and won the Bundesliga Best Newcomer of the Year award in 1992. Special guest analysts are expected to join the panel throughout the season. FOX Sports also offer features, interviews and reports provided by Sky Deutschland, its sister network in Germany and the Bundesliga’s domestic rights holder.

SEE MORE: Bundesliga is excited and ready to help FOX Sports TV coverage.

FOX Deportes’ broadcast team includes some of the most respected and experienced analysts in Hispanic media. Former Mexican soccer player, Mariano Trujillo joins play-by-play announcer John Laguna. Claudio “El Emperador” Suarez who represented Mexico in three World Cups joins Troy Santiago. Fernando Schwartz, one of Mexico’s most recognizable names in sports joins long-time FOX Deportes announcer Ariel Torrone. Francisco X. Rivera, who recently served as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports at the Gold Cup takes on play-by-play duties with retired soccer player Alvaro Izquierdo.

The Bundesliga boasts the highest average stadium attendance in the world and features many of its top teams, including 2013 UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Many of the most exciting and entertaining players ply their trade in the Bundesliga, including World Cup winner Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

SEE MORE: Listen to an interview with the legendary Toby Charles from Soccer Made in Germany.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Tom

    August 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Today’s game is streaming on Fox Sports Go. I don’t know why but it is. I’m not complaining.

  2. football4ever

    August 1, 2015 at 5:01 am

    who want to see Bundesliga, Bayren Munich will win the title, and everybody else just watching.
    You should look for better leagues like EPL, Serie A, La liga.

  3. Soccerstax

    July 31, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Money talks. So far the Bundesliga have spent 265M Euros compared to the EPL 765M Euros. That just this Summer!
    You can’t do that year after year and expect the Bundasliga to compete,

    http://www.betinf.com/germany_transfer.htm

  4. Soccerstax

    July 31, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Wonder which league will get the biggest audience, Bundesliga or EPL?

  5. Eric Merredith

    July 31, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    A couple questions:

    1) Comcast in Denver does not carry Fox Sports 2, will those games available for streaming to devices?

    2) Will I have to pay for a subscription to Fox Sports 2 -or- FS Plus as well as my usual payment to Comcast to watch games?

    Anyone know?

    BTW, super excited about seeing my Bundesliga again, Go VFB Stuttgart!!!

    • TheDuke

      August 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      With comcast in most regions fs2 and fs+ aren’t even an option in all honesty fox soccer to go and some kind of streaming stick is the best option you have. 99 dollars for the subscription and 35 dollars for the device to put it on your tv.

  6. Bo

    July 31, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Wow, good job Ian for getting the host position. Better then Rob. 😀

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