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ESPN to broadcast League Cup final between Man City-Arsenal

The 2017/18 League Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City has been moved to the ESPN flagship network in a big boost for soccer fans in the United States.

The match, will be shown live from Wembley Stadium in England, was originally scheduled to air only on ESPN Deportes. But now that ESPN has decided to elevate the game to its major network, it means that the League Cup final will be available on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

This year’s League Cup final, which is also known as the Carabao Cup, will be televised live on Sunday, February 25 at 11:30am ET.

The English-language commentators for the match will be Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley, who have announced other League Cup games in the previous rounds of the competition.

Manchester City defeated Bristol City over two legs in the semi-final to reach Wembley, while Arsenal had to get past Chelsea to qualify for the final.

The Arsenal-City final will be preceded by the Premier League game between Manchester United and Chelsea, which will kick off at 9:05am ET on NBCSN.

For cord cutters, soccer fans can use Sling Orange to watch the game on ESPN without needing a cable or satellite TV subscription.

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  1. Azer

    February 15, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I’m guessing ESPN will use it’s domestic crew from Bristol CT for commentary along with the ticker at the bottom of the screen. They did the same thing for the semifinals, did not use the world feed. Watching the beautiful game on TV is always better than online streaming but in this case I would prefer ESPN3.

  2. Anthony

    February 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    ESPN should bid for FA Cup right now, then bid for La Liga to get back into league European football.

  3. Brendan

    February 13, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Because it’s 2 big clubs going head to head . Plenty of intrigue in this game for fans who follow the beautiful game .

  4. Steve

    February 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Why would fans in the U.S. care about an English league cup game?

    • hickorywind

      February 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Probably for the same reason they care about the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, etc.


      February 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Exactly Steve, these Euro snobs don’t get that REAL American fans like you and I will be eating our Kale salads drinking an IPA and glued to social media and MLS site to see how real Soccer legends like Jordan Morris and Jozy Altidore are doing in training camp. Arsenal and Man City players could never hack playing in the conditions here, look at how those 2 old English clowns Gerrard and Lampard did. Make Soccer Great Again!

    • Paul

      February 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      Because it is Arsenal v Manchester City. If Bristol City had reached the final then my guess is that it wouldn’t have been moved by ESPN.

  5. Harry

    February 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Very good move by ESPN.

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