ESPN Plus is part of the streaming takeover that now leaks into soccer. The platform competes with Peacock and Paramount+ for the biggest soccer streaming options.

ESPN Plus launched in April 2018, but is not free. Originally, the service had a monthly rate of $4.99. However, as the platform acquired more sports and more leagues, the price rose. As of late 2021, the service is $9.99. Or, you can pay an annual rate of $99.99 to save a little bit. Unfortunately, there is no free trial available for ESPN Plus for potential customers to try.

The service carries multiple languages, with the majority of shows and broadcasts in English. Moreover, most soccer games give users the option to choose an English- or Spanish-language broadcast to fit their preference.

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While soccer is something prominent on the service, it also includes extensive coverage of other sports. For example, the NHL is moving over to ESPN. Select MLB games, PGA tournaments and tennis championships also appear on the app or website.

In terms of usability, the service is available through the ESPN website and other platforms. Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Firestick, most smart TVs, Xbox and Playstation are just a few of the ways to watch your sports using this service.

Remember, this is not necessarily a ‘channel’ that you can find on your cable or satellite provider. ESPN Plus is a separate entity that requires its own subscription.

Yet, for the ultimate soccer fans, it is a necessary investment.

Soccer on ESPN Plus

During their continued investment to soccer, ESPN acquired the rights to the Bundesliga and LaLiga. However, this did come at the expense of losing Serie A. ESPN also owns the partial rights to MLS, and many of those games move to the additional website and app.

This means that every game from these two leagues is available on ESPN Plus. Some games may make it to the linear channel ESPN or ESPN2, but all games can be streamed through the service.

Outside of league play, the service provides coverage of a number of domestic cups. Notably, the FA Cup, Copa del Rey and DfB-Pokal all see their games go to ESPN’s additional service.

The service also boasts an impressive array of international contests. UEFA competitions, including the Nations League and the European Championships, can be streamed. Although, all Euro 2020 games and the UEFA Nations League semifinals and final appeared on linear TV.

Upcoming Matches on ESPN Plus:

 

  • Saturday, September 30

    • 07:30 AM ET

      Southampton vs. Leeds United (English Championship)

    • 08:00 AM ET

      Getafe vs. Villarreal (Spanish LaLiga)

    • 09:30 AM ET

      FC Köln vs. VfB Stuttgart (German Bundesliga)

    • 09:30 AM ET

      1. FC Heidenheim 1846 vs. FC Union Berlin (German Bundesliga)

    • 09:30 AM ET

      VfL Wolfsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (German Bundesliga)

    • 09:30 AM ET

      VfL Bochum vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (German Bundesliga)

    • 09:30 AM ET

      Mainz vs. Bayer Leverkusen (German Bundesliga)

    • 10:15 AM ET

      Rayo Vallecano vs. Mallorca (Spanish LaLiga)

    • 10:30 AM ET

      Feyenoord Rotterdam vs. Go Ahead Eagles (Dutch Eredivisie)

    • 12:30 PM ET

      RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich (German Bundesliga)

    • 12:30 PM ET

      Girona vs. Real Madrid (Spanish LaLiga)

    • 12:30 PM ET

      Elche vs. Levante (Spanish Segunda División)

    • 12:45 PM ET

      PSV Eindhoven vs. FC Volendam (Dutch Eredivisie)

    • 02:30 PM ET

      Hertha Berlin vs. FC St. Pauli (German 2. Bundesliga)

    • 02:45 PM ET

      Mechelen vs. Antwerp (Belgian Pro League)

    • 03:00 PM ET

      RKC Waalwijk vs. Ajax Amsterdam (Dutch Eredivisie)

    • 03:00 PM ET

      Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Bilbao (Spanish LaLiga)

    • 05:00 PM ET

      Charlotte Independence vs. One Knoxville SC (USL League One)

    • 06:00 PM ET

      Richmond Kickers vs. Tormenta FC (USL League One)

    • 06:00 PM ET

      Forward Madison FC vs. Lexington SC (USL League One)

    • 07:00 PM ET

      Miami FC vs. Hartford Athletic (USL Championship)

    • 07:00 PM ET

      Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. FC Tulsa (USL Championship)

    • 07:00 PM ET

      Indy Eleven vs. Detroit City FC (USL Championship)

    • 07:30 PM ET

      Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Loudoun United FC (USL Championship)

    • 07:30 PM ET

      Chattanooga Red Wolves vs. Central Valley Fuego (USL League One)

    • 08:00 PM ET

      Colorado Sprgs Switchbacks vs. Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (USL Championship)

    • 08:00 PM ET

      Memphis 901 FC vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USL Championship)

    • 09:00 PM ET

      New Mexico United vs. Louisville City FC (USL Championship)

    • 09:30 PM ET

      El Paso Locomotive vs. Charleston Battery (USL Championship)

    • 10:00 PM ET

      Oakland Roots SC vs. San Antonio FC (USL Championship)

    • 10:00 PM ET

      San Diego Loyal SC vs. Monterey Bay FC (USL Championship)

    • 10:30 PM ET

      Phoenix Rising FC vs. Orange County SC (USL Championship)

  • Sunday, October 01

  • Monday, October 02

  • Tuesday, October 03

    • 03:00 PM ET

      Stoke City vs. Southampton (English Championship)

 

There are also studio shows. Of the various content options, ESPN FC is the broadest and easiest to follow. The four-man crew provides insight and highlights from around the world’s game. While normally the content airs on one of ESPN’s main channels, the paid-service does also show the production.

The streaming service rapidly shot itself up to be one of the must-have applications for soccer fans.

Soccer Channels

Here’s our comprehensive listing of the different soccer channels available: