The networks announced the deal as an “alliance” to increase the reach of “El Tri” – the Mexican National Soccer Team in the U.S., with ESPN’s English-language coverage complementing Univision’s Spanish-language coverage of the Mexican Team on broadcast, cable and interactive platforms.
The series of 20 matches began yesterday, Wed., Jan. 30, with an international friendly in Phoenix, Arizona, vs. Denmark at 10 p.m. ET and will conclude with the team’s last match before the 2014 World Cup.
Univision Deportes and ESPN will also televise the Mexico vs. USA match in Mexico City on Tuesday, March 26 at 9:30 pm ET.
Univision Deportes will continue to broadcast Mexican National Team matches in Spanish across Univision Network, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network with additional content on its digital and social platforms.
Here’s the 2013 “El Tri” schedule on Univision Deportes (in Spanish on Univision Network and UniMás) and on ESPN (English):
|Jan 30||10 p.m.||México vs. Denmark||Phoenix, Ariz.|
|Feb 6||9:30 p.m.||**México vs. Jamaica||Mexico City|
|March 26||9:30 p.m.||**México vs. USA||Mexico City|
|April 17||TBD||México vs. TBD||TBD (U.S.)|
|May 31||TBD||México vs. TBD||TBD (U.S.)|
|June 11||TBD||**México vs. Costa Rica||Mexico City|
|Aug 14||TBD||México vs. TBD||TBD (U.S.)|
|Sept 6||9:30 p.m.||**México vs. Honduras||Mexico City|
|Oct 11||9:30 p.m.||**México vs. Panamá||Mexico City|
|Oct 30||TBD||**USA vs. México||TBD (U.S.)|
**2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches