ESPN has announced that it will air this year’s Florida Cup, an international soccer tournament featuring club teams from the Americas and Europe.
The pay-TV broadcaster will show all eight matches from the event across its family of networks in the US, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, all South American countries except Brazil, and Oceania.
In the US, matches will stream live in Spanish on the ESPN app while ESPN Deportes, the network’s Spanish-language station, will broadcast select fixtures. In Latin America, action will be shown on ESPN's linear networks and stream live on ESPNPlay.
Held across several venues in the Sunshine State, this year’s Florida Cup is set to run from 10th to 20th January. It will feature Brazilian sides Corinthians, Atlético Mineiro and Fluminense, as well as Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, Scottish giants Rangers, Ecuador’s Barcelona SC, Colombia’s Atlético Nacional and Poland’s Legia Warsaw.
“We are pleased to add the Florida Cup to ESPN’s extensive roster of soccer events in the US, Latin America, Caribbean, and Oceania,” said Tim Bunnell, the senior vice president of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN International.
“The Florida Cup has quickly become a global pre-season tournament and one of the most popular international soccer events played on US soil and we’re thrilled to showcase all the matches to soccer fans across ESPN platforms.”