With the popularity of LaLiga growing in the United States at the same time that promotion/relegation is a factor in Spanish football, it’s important for soccer fans in the United States to be able to follow their favorite team no matter whether the club is in the top-flight LaLiga or LaLiga Segunda División.
Beginning this season, Azteca America have begun broadcasting games from LaLiga Segunda División on US television. It means that fans of clubs such as Deportivo La Coruna, Rayo Vallecano, Real Zaragoza, Numancia, Real Oviedo, Las Palmas, Sporting Gijon, Las Palmas, Girona, Malaga, etcetera can follow their favorite team.
In an agreement between beIN SPORTS who are sub-licensing the rights to select games, an average of two LaLiga Segunda División games per weekend will be featured on Azteca America, the Spanish-language TV network. Plus, two or more different games will be streamed via beIN SPORTS Connect so that a total of 4-5 games can be seen in the United States each weekend.
Looking ahead to this weekend, here’s the schedule of LaLiga Segunda División games that are available to give you an idea of what the programming may look like on a typical weekend:
All times Eastern.
Saturday, August 31
Almeria vs. Huesca, 2pm, Azteca America, AT&T TV Now and Sling Latino (free trial)
Sunday, September 1
Rayo Vallecano vs. Deportivo La Coruna, Noon, Azteca America, AT&T TV Now and Sling Latino (free trial)
The addition of LaLiga Segunda División games to Azteca America’s programming is a welcome boost after Azteca America lost the rights to select Liga MX games last season.