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Schedule of FA Cup 3rd Round games for United States

For the first time in the history of the FA Cup, all 32 games from the Third Round will be streamed live and on-demand to soccer fans in the United States via ESPN+.

In previous years, as many as 10 or 11 games out of the 32 were televised but this weekend you’ll be able to watch any (or all) of the FA Cup games for free with an ESPN+ 7-day trial.

The games feature several intriguing matches including Manchester United vs. Reading, Blackpool against Arsenal, Newport County versus Leicester, Chelsea against Nottingham Forest and other matches.

Here’s the schedule of the FA Cup 3rd Round for viewers in the United States (all kickoff times listed are in the Eastern United States timezone):


Friday, January 4

Tranmere Rovers vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2:45pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)


Saturday, January 5

Manchester United vs. Reading, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Sheffield Wednesday vs. Luton, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Shrewsbury Town vs. Stoke City, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Bournemouth vs. Brighton, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

West Ham vs. Birmingham, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Burnley vs. Barnsley, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

West Brom vs. Wigan, 7:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Bolton vs. Walsall, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Gillingham vs. Cardiff, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Brentford vs. Oxford, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Everton vs. Lincoln, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Chelsea vs. Nottingham Forest, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Derby vs. Southampton, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Accrington Stanley vs. Ipswich, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Fleetwood Town vs. AFC Wimbledon, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Middlesbrough vs. Peterborough, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Aston Villa vs. Swansea, 10am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Newcastle vs. Blackburn, 12:30pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Crystal Palace vs. Grimsby, 12:30pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Bristol City vs. Huddersfield, 12:30pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Blackpool vs. Arsenal, 12:30pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Norwich vs. Portsmouth, 12:30pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)


Sunday, January 6

Millwall vs. Hull City, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Preston vs. Doncaster, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Fulham vs. Oldham, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Manchester City vs. Rotherham, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Woking vs. Watford, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

QPR vs. Leeds United, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Sheffield United vs. Barnet, 9am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)

Newport County vs. Leicester City, 11:30am, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)


Monday, January 7

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool, 2:45pm, ESPN+ (7-day free trial)


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  1. ManCity Mvp

    January 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Is the tv ratings for soccer coming out?

    • Christopher Harris

      January 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      We’ll be publishing the latest soccer TV ratings later today on the homepage. But we won’t have numbers for the FA Cup because the games aren’t televised.

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