ESPN Network Announces Broadcast Schedule Of May Month Soccer Matches


ESPN Network has announced the soccer broadcast schedule for the month of May.

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will begin with Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC on Sat, May 8 at 6 PM ET.

MLS Doubleheader on ABC Network will be first ever for the network on Sunday, May 9 beginning 1 PM, followed by Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders at 3 PM.

ESPN+ will exclusively present FA Cup final featuring Chelsea FC vs. Leicester City on Saturday, May 15, also Special ESPN FC Pregame, Halftime and Postgame Shows.

ESPN Network will present more soccer matches from Italian Serie A, Bundesliga, and three cup finals – DFB-Pokal Final, England’s FA Cup Final and Coppa Italia Final – in May, the final month of the European soccer season.

In addition, the 26th season of Major League Soccer continues on ESPN networks with five matches in the month, including three on ABC.

MLS on ESPN Network broadcast schedule for the May, 2021 will feature ABC broadcasting its first ever MLS doubleheader. Both games will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.

  • Following the Eastern Conference clash of Inter Miami CF vs. Atlanta United FC at 1 p.m. ET, Pacific Northwest rivals Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders play their first Cascadia Cup contest of the season on ABC at 3 PM.
  • Also in May, New England Revolution host reigning MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final on Sunday, May 16 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN+, the exclusive home of approximately 350 out-of-market MLS games, will livestream more than 50 Major League Soccer matches in May.
Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform(s)
Sat, May 8 6 p.m. Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC

English: Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman

Spanish: Richard Mendez and Alex Pareja

ESPN / ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 9 1 p.m. Inter Miami CF vs. Atlanta United FC

English: Steve Cangialosi and Alejandro Moreno

Spanish: Mendez and Pareja

ABC / ESPN Deportes
3 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders

English: Champion and Twellman

Spanish: Mauricio Pedroza and Herculez Gomez

ABC / ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 16 6 p.m. New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew SC

English: Champion and Twellman

Spanish: Mendez and Pareja

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 22 3:30 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy

English: Champion and Twellman

Spanish: Mendez and Gomez

ABC / ESPN Deportes

ESPN+ broadcast schedule of FA Cup Final featuring Chelsea FC vs. Leicester City

The England’s FA Cup concludes with Chelsea FC (4) vs. Leicester City (3) on Saturday, May 15, at 12:15 p.m., live from London’s Wembley Stadium. The matchup of top-four teams in the English Premier League standings will stream live in English and Spanish on ESPN+.

FA Cup Final on ESPN+:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform(s)
Sat, May 15 11 a.m. ESPN FC – 2021 FA Cup Final Pregame Special

Bristol: Dan Thomas (host) and Craig Burley

Wembley Stadium: Alexis Nunes and Nedum Onuoha

12:15 p.m. 2021 FA Cup Final – Chelsea vs. Leicester City

English: Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman

2:30 p.m. (approx.) ESPN FC – 2021 FA Cup Postgame Show ESPN+

Serie A/Coppa Italia broadcast Schedule on ESPN Network

ESPN Network will present UEFA Champions League, with five teams – Atalanta, Juventus, AC Milan, Napoli and Lazio the last four weeks of Serie A action is poised for an exciting finish.

  • For the first time in a decade, Juventus will not take home the Scudetto (Serie A title) and are in jeopardy of missing out on the top European club soccer championship in 2021-22. Currently, three teams – Atalanta, Juventus, AC Milan – are tied with 69 points, with Napoli (67) and Lazio (64 / with an extra match to play) chasing a top-four finish
  • Coppa Itallia: On Wednesday, May 19, six-time FIFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and U.S. Men’s National Team star Wes McKinnie will lead Juventus into the Coppa Italia Final against Atalanta for the team’s only chance for a trophy in the 2020-21 season. ESPN FC postgame show will follow immediately after the match, exclusively on ESPN+
  • Sunday, May 23, ESPN platforms will combine to showcase all 10 matches in the final matchday of the season.

Serie A/Coppa Italia Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform(s)
Sun, May 9 2 p.m. Juventus vs. AC Milan

English: Mark Donaldson and Matteo Bonetti

Spanish: Ricardo Ortiz and Andres Agulla

4 p.m. ESPN FC Postgame Special

Dan Thomas, Shaka Hislop, Gab Marcotti and Jurgen Klinsmann

Sat, May 15 11:50 a.m. Juventus vs. Inter Milan

English: Donaldson and Bonetti

Spanish: Ortiz and Agulla

Sat, May 15 2:30 p.m. AS Roma vs. Lazio ESPN+
Wed, May 19 TBD Atalanta vs. Juventus (Coppa Italia Final)

English: Ross Dyer and Matteo Bonetti

Spanish: Ortiz and Agulla

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 23 TBD Serie A – Final Season Match Day

Dyer and Bonetti


ESPN network will present when top-5 Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund play back-to-back matches against RB Leipzig.

  • In a Bundesliga league match on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund will continue their campaign for a Champions League spot (top-four finish in the regular season) as they host RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes
  • Five days later on Thursday, May 13, the two teams meet again in the 78th edition of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) Final at Olympiastadon in Berlin (ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes). Coverage will include an ESPN FC postgame show immediately following the cup final, exclusively on ESPN+.
Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform(s)
Sat, May 8 9 a.m. Borussia Dortmund vs. RB Leipzig

English: Derek Rae and TBD

Spanish: Fernando Palomo and Mario Kempes


ESPN Deportes

Thu, May 13 2:30 p.m. RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund (DFB-Pokal / German Cup Final)

English: Rae and TBD

Spanish: Palomo and Kempes

ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes

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