Cord cutter’s guide to watching USA vs. Ecuador Copa America quarterfinal


This Thursday, the US Men’s National Team faces Ecuador in the quarter-finals of Copa America Centenario. If you’re one of the growing number of Americans who don’t subscribe to cable or satellite, there are several ways you can watch the game for free.

Kickoff time for the match is 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on Thursday, June 16. The game will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and UniMas. Don’t miss a chance to watch the red, white and blue of the United States aim to defeat Ecuador.

Here’s our cord cutter’s guide to watching USA vs. Ecuador for free.

1. Sling Multi-Stream

With the recently launched Sling MultiStream service, you can now legally watch FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 via the legally streaming service. Sling Multistream offers a free 7-day trial.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide of how to sign up to Sling TV to make it as easy as possible for you.

In addition to the FOX channels, you can watch AMC, CNN, TBS, Univision, UniMas and a ton of other channels too.

2. fuboTV

If you prefer to watch the game on Univision Deportes/UniMas or you’re unable to get Sling TV to work, fuboTV is a completely legal streaming service that will broadcast the game live. fuboTV offers a free 24-hour trial. Plus if you like what you see, fuboTV also shows games from many of the major leagues from around the world including La Liga, Liga MX, World Cup qualifiers, Serie A, MLS, English Championship and many more.

In addition to Univision Deportes and UniMas, fuboTV carries beIN SPORTS, GolTV, One World Sports and several other soccer and entertainment channels.

fuboTV works on your computer, smartphone, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, tablet, Amazon Fire and SmartTV.

Sign up for fuboTV’s 24-hour trial.

3. FOX Sports GO

FOX’s free streaming service FOX Sports GO will be streaming the USA-Ecuador game live. However, you must authenticate your login to prove that you have a cable or satellite subscription that includes FOX Sports 1 (plus your TV provider would have to be a participating partner to allow you to access FOX Sports GO).

Yes, those are a lot of hurdles to jump through but if you have a friend or family member who subscribes to FOX Sports 1 and you don’t, you can always borrow your login details.

Here’s the website for FOX Sports GO.

4. Your local bar

While it’s not guaranteed that your local bar will be showing the game, chances are that some will.

Be sure to arrive early to get a seat.

5. VPN

Whether you live in the United States or not, you can watch soccer from around the world with a VPN (virtual private network), which is a more secure way of surfing the Internet.

Most reliable VPN or Smart DNS services offer a free trial. You can then use a free trial from fuboTV or Sling Multistream to watch the game. Or if that doesn’t work, many broadcasters around the world will be televising the game, so you’ll have your choice of watching the match on many sites.

Learn more about watching soccer via a VPN.


Yes, there are illegal streams available, but we don’t recommend them. Many of them contain malware, annoying pop-up ads and security issues that could put your privacy or computer at risk. Plus, by using them, you’re putting money into the pockets of criminals.

The winner of the USA-Ecuador game will play either Argentina or Venezuela in the semi-final. If the USA can defeat Ecuador, a semi-final match against Lionel Messi’s Argentina will be a dream come true for many soccer fans.

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