If you’re wondering where to watch the FA Cup on US TV, we have the answers you’re looking for.
Last updated: July 2, 2020
The FA Cup is the oldest and perhaps most popular national club knockout tournament on the planet. Composed of teams all the way down in the 10th level of the English football league pyramid, up to the big boys of the Premier League, the FA Cup is so special because of the potential matchups. Whether watching two massive clubs face-off in an early round, or a true David versus Goliath scenario, there are many mouthwatering matches throughout the year in this competition.
Here in the United States, ESPN has the rights to broadcast the FA Cup. A vast majority of these games are featured on ESPN+; although there are sometimes games that will be aired on the regular ESPN channel. ESPN+ is a monthly subscription service (currently $5 per month) that showcases many sporting events from all over the planet.
Along with the FA Cup, ESPN+ also currently provides access to Serie A, Coppa Italia, UEFA Nations League, League Cup, Championship, League One, League Two, U.S. Open Cup, International Champions Cup, Supercoppa Italiana, Eredivisie, Danish Superliga, Chinese Super League, Indian Super League, Australian A-League, Sweden’s Allsvenskan, as well as out-of-market games in MLS and USL. Beginning in the fall of 2020, ESPN+ will also include the German Bundesliga.
Normally, FA Cup first round matches begin in November and the final is played in May; however, adjustments to the current campaign’s schedule have obviously been made due to the 2020 coronavirus. The quarterfinals of the 2019/20 FA Cup will be played in June 2020, with the rest of the tournament finishing up during the summer of 2020.
ESPN+ is available on Apple and Android devices, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, Oculus Go, Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
Where to watch the FA Cup on US TV if you don’t have ESPN+?
If you rather interact with other fans while watching these FA Cup matches, you could always find a local pub in your area. Many club websites provide a list of official pubs here in America that show most, if not all, of that team’s matches. Plus, many teams from all over the world have official supporters clubs in the United States that can guide you in the direction of recommended pubs.
Along with providing pub suggestions, some of these club websites air its team’s games via an audio player on their website. Though unable to provide video access to matches, these club websites (a vast majority of them free) have their own commentators to provide an old-school feel to people unwilling to pay for televised matches.
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