July 10, 2012
ALL GAMES ON TV
3 networks to broadcast World Football Challenge
NEW YORK – All the games during the 2012 World Football Challenge will be broadcast in the United States on a variety of networks, including ESPN, FOX Soccer, Univision Deportes Network and Univision Radio.
In addition, TSN, Sportsnet and RDS will be the event’s broadcast partners in Canada
In the U.S., ESPN networks -- ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 -- will televise five matches. ESPN2 will kick off the Herbalife World Football Challenge broadcasts on July 18 live from Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, when three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC host UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea FC.
FOX Soccer will broadcast four World Football Challenge games, including the August 5 match in Las Vegas between Spain and Mexico’s current league champions, Real Madrid and Santos Laguna, respectively. For the July 22 match, the FOX Soccer broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a special pre-game show. Spanish language network FOX Deportes will air three matches.
Univision Deportes Network, a national MLS broadcast partner, will broadcast one Herbalife World Football Challenge match, the first-ever soccer match at the new Yankee Stadium on July 22 featuring Chelsea FC and France’s Paris Saint-Germain.
In Canada, TSN and TSN2 will air four matches, including the ever-growing rivalry between the current MLS champion LA Galaxy and La Liga champions Real Madrid on August 2. RDS2 will air the July 22 New York match.
Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific will air the July 21 event at Rogers Centre, when four-time defending Canadian championship winner Toronto FC hosts Liverpool FC of the English Premier League. The complete broadcast schedule is below.
2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge Schedule (all times ET)
Date Game Venue City Time (ET) Broadcast Partner
July 18 Seattle Sounders FC v Chelsea FC CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA 9:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPND, ESPN3
July 21 Toronto FC v Liverpool FC Rogers Centre Toronto, ON 4:00 p.m. FS, FD (airing 7/22 at 1:00 pm), Sportsnet
July 22 Chelsea FC v Paris Saint-Germain Yankee Stadium New York, NY 7:00 p.m. FS, UDN, TSN, RDS2
July 28 Chelsea FC v AC Milan Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL 6:00 p.m. ESPN2, ESPND, ESPN3
July 28 D.C. United v Paris Saint-Germain RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. 7:30 p.m. FS (delayed airing at 10:00 p.m.), FD (airing 7/29 at 1:00 pm).
Aug. 2 LA Galaxy v Real Madrid Home Depot Center Carson, CA 10:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPND, ESPN3, TSN2
Aug. 5 Real Madrid v Santos Laguna Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 11:00 p.m. FS, FD, TSN2
Aug. 8 Real Madrid v AC Milan Yankee Stadium New York, NY 8:00 p.m. ESPN2, ESPND, ESPN3, TSN2
Aug. 11 Real Madrid v Celtic FC Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA 1:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPND, ESPN3
Key: ESPND (ESPN Deportes), FS (FOX Soccer), FD (FOX Deportes), Sportsnet (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), UDN (Univision Deportes