This will be the first time Mexican club matches will air on ESPN’s English-language networks (ESPN2 and ESPNEWS). The agreement also adds more matches on ESPN Deportes and extends highlights rights across ESPN’s English-language and Spanish-language studio programming and digital platforms.
With the expansion, ESPN Deportes will televise over 60 Liga MX games through the 2013 season.
ESPN’s English-language coverage kicks off the weekend of March 8-10, with the first match airing Friday, March 8: Morelia vs. América on ESPNEWS at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Liga MX is the most important soccer league in Mexico and includes 18 first division clubs.
The Copa MX is Mexico’s top soccer cup competition and includes the top first and second division clubs. Formerly known as the Copa Tower and Copa Eliminatoria, the event went on hiatus from 1997 to 2012 when it was revived by the Liga MX.
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES:
|Tue., Mar. 5||7:55 p.m.||Veracruz vs. Estudiantes Tecos||ESPN Deportes|
|9:55 p.m.||Dorados vs. Correcaminos||ESPN Deportes|
|Wed., Mar. 6||7:55 p.m.||Atlante vs. Pachuca||ESPN Deportes|
|7:55 p.m.||Lobos Buap vs. Irapuato||ESPN Deportes+ on ESPN3, ESPN Deportes*|
|Fri., Mar. 8||8:25 p.m.||Monarcas vs. Club America||ESPN Deportes+ on ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes*|
|Sat., Mar. 9||5:55 p.m.||Cruz Azul vs. Jaguares de Chiapas||ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes+ on ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes*|
|Sun., Mar. 10||5:55 p.m.||Puebla F.C. vs. Pumas Unam||ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes+ on ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes*|
|Fri., Mar. 15||9:25 p.m.||Jaguares de Chiapas vs. Monarcas||ESPN Deportes+ on ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes*|
|Sat., Mar. 30||6:55 p.m.||Cruz Azul vs. Atlas||ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes|
|8:55 p.m.||Monarcas vs. Atlante||ESPN Deportes|
|Sun., Mar. 31||1:55 p.m.||Puebla F.C. vs. Uanl Tigres||ESPN Deportes|
|Fri., Apr. 5||9:25 p.m.||Jaguares de Chiapas vs. Chivas de Guadalajara||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3, ESPN 2|
|Fri., Apr. 12||10:25 p.m.||Monarcas vs. Queretaro||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3, ESPN 2*|
|Sat., Apr. 13||5:55 p.m.||Cruz Azul vs. Club Tijuana||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 2, WatchESPN|
|Sun., Apr. 14||12:55 p.m.||Puebla F.C. vs. Jaguares de Chiapas||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 2, WatchESPN|
|Fri., Apr. 19||8:25 p.m.||Jaguares de Chiapa vs. Club Leon||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 2, WatchESPN|
|Fri., Apr. 26||8:25 p.m.||Monarcas vs. Toluca||ESPN Deportes|
|Sat., Apr. 27||5:55 p.m.||Cruz Azul vs. Santos||ESPN Deportes|
|Sun., Apr. 28||12:55 p.m.||Puebla F.C. vs. Atlas||ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3, ESPN 2*|
|Fri., May 3||8:25 p.m.||Jaguares de Chiapas vs. Pachuca||ESPN Deportes, ESPN News|