The costs to watch all the European, North American, South American and international soccer leagues piles up.

Many different cable companies and streaming services are now available with different media rights. Soccer fans get confused with the time-consuming hassle finding the cheapest way to watch the beautiful game. This is even more complicated when fans want to watch multiple leagues from around the globe. As different streaming services charge different fees, let’s find out which major leagues are the cheapest here in the States.

North American leagues cost more

Interestingly enough, the costs to watch North American soccer leagues lead the ‘most-expensive’ list for viewers in the United States. Major League Soccer and Liga MX both cost significantly more money to watch than the popular European leagues. This is mostly due to the fact that these two leagues have complicated television rights in the United States.

Multiple television or streaming companies currently own the rights to broadcast MLS and Liga MX games. This means that if you want to catch all, or at least most, of the season’s schedule on TV, you must subscribe to different services. For example, MLS matches air on ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1, and ESPN+.

Liga MX is even more complicated. Each club negotiates their television rights. Some clubs provide exclusive access to broadcasters. For instance, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports share the rights with ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ for home games featuring Monterrey, Santos Laguna and Club Tijuana. Simultaneously, Telemundo Deportes have the English-language and Spanish-language rights to Chivas home games.

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As we will see in a minute, many other leagues can be found on one singular streaming service.

Paramount+, ESPN+ and others

As far as the major leagues are concerned, Paramount+ currently offers the best monthly price for Americans. Italy’s Serie A and the National Women’s Soccer League are both available for just $4.99 per month. Along with these two leagues, Paramount+ also offers exclusive access to many other soccer competitions.

The main draws of those are the UEFA competitions. The UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League are exclusive to Paramount+ in the United States. While these are not the standard ‘leagues’ like the Premier League or Serie A, these are major competitions followed by millions worldwide.

Although the table below shows the cheapest ways to watch each soccer league, there are other streaming options as well. For instance, Sling Blue is the cheapest way to gain access to the USA Network for many Premier League matches, but other services offer more total channels. FuboTV currently offers more than double of the channels than Sling; however, this streaming service is $15-$30 more expensive each month (depending on which plan you choose).

Along with different streaming service options, many of these companies also offer a cheaper rate if you pay by the year. ESPN+ is currently $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually. Paying by the year would save subscribers nearly $14 per year. Peacock’s Premium version is $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually. For comparison reasons we will show just the monthly options below.

Costs to watch soccer leagues

League Streaming Service Total Cost (per month)
Premier League Sling Blue/Peacock Premium $39.99
LaLiga ESPN+ $6.99
Serie A Paramount+ $4.99
Bundesliga ESPN+ $6.99
Ligue 1 Fanatiz $7.99
Championship ESPN+ $6.99
MLS Sling Orange and Blue/ESPN+ $56.99
Liga MX fuboTV $69.99
NWSL Paramount+/Twitch $4.99