TAMPA, Fla. – For a second consecutive year, the USL Cup will be televised nationally on ESPNU Monday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, the United Soccer League announced Wednesday.
“Following last season’s USL Cup debut on ESPNU, and the expanded relationship between the league and ESPN throughout the current season, we are thrilled to bring the culmination of the biggest season in USL history to the national airwaves,” USL president Jake Edwards said. “Last year’s broadcast was a landmark moment in the growth of the league, and with the competition at an even higher level going into this year’s USL Cup playoffs, we are excited for fans across the country to tune in to see our next champion crowned.”
Returning to the USL Cup broadcast for a second year in the booth are Mike Watts (play-by-play) and Kate Markgraf (analyst), with soccer sideline reporter Julie Stewart-Binks working her first USL Cup.
The USL Cup playoffs will kick off the weekend of Oct. 20-22 with the Eastern and Western Conference quarterfinals, which begins four weekends of postseason action that will conclude at the 2017 USL Cup.
Besides ESPNU, the game will also be available through the ESPN app, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider, as well as globally via ESPN International and the network’s international partnerships.