As ESPN continues to acquire more soccer rights in the United States, the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader In Sports is beginning to augment the rights it already has by offering the option of Spanish-league commentary to competitions such as Serie A, FA Cup and others.
ESPN+ had acquired the US rights to the FA Cup and Serie A in 2018 in both Spanish and English, but with the interest for European soccer growing among Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States, it makes sense for ESPN+ to begin offering Spanish-language commentary now as an option.
Spanish-language commentary will be available for the Copa del Rey and Coppa Italia too. Plus, beginning Monday, January 13, ESPN+ will present Outside the Game, the popular roundtable news and analysis program dedicated to European and international soccer, five days a week.
According to ESPN, “The development of Spanish programming is another step to meet the demand of a growing audience of ESPN + subscribers, and a strategic goal of the company, to serve the Hispanic sports fans.”
In January, ESPN + will have more than 50 live sporting events for fans with commentary in Spanish.
As of press time, here are the upcoming soccer games that will air in both English-language AND Spanish-language on ESPN+ during the next week:
Saturday, January 11
Cagliari vs. AC Milan
Lazio vs. Napoli
Inter Milan vs. Atalanta
Portugalete CF vs. Real Betis
Sunday, January 12
Udinese vs. Sassuolo
Torino vs. Bologna
Sampdoria vs. Brescia
Hellas Verona vs. Genoa
AS Roma vs. Juventus
UM Escobedo vs. Sevilla
CP Merida vs. Celta de Vigo
Monday, January 13
Parma vs. Lecce
Tuesday, January 14
Napoli vs. Perugia (Coppa Italia)
Lazio vs. Cremonese (Coppa Italia)
Inter Milan vs. Cagliari (Coppa Italia)
Spurs vs. Middlesbrough (FA Cup)
Wednesday, January 15
Fiorentina vs. Atalanta (Coppa Italia)
AC Milan vs. SPAL (Coppa Italia)
Juventus vs. Udinese (Coppa Italia)
Manchester United vs. Wolves (FA Cup)
Thursday, January 16
Parma vs. Roma (Coppa Italia)
ESPN+ is available for $4.99/month for viewers in the United States.