- Greater than 300 dwell Bundesliga and choose Bundesliga 2 matches completely on ESPN+
- Play-by-play commentator Derek Rae returns; Former Bundesliga Gamers Jürgen Klinsmann, Kasey Keller headline roster of analysts
- Protection throughout ESPN linear tv and digital studio programming
- Bundesliga returns to ABC: Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach Saturday, Aug. 21
- DFL Supercup: Dortmund vs. Bayern completely on ESPN+ Monday, Aug. 17
ESPN+ will kick off its second season of Bundesliga protection within the U.S. on Friday, August 13, with presentation of Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. reigning 2020-2021 league champions FC Bayern München, dwell from Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach at 2:30 p.m. ET, in English and Spanish completely on ESPN+. Stay protection of the match will kick off at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with a 30-minute ESPN FC pregame present.
All through the season, ESPN+ will stream greater than 300 Bundesliga matches in English and Spanish. ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will even televise choose matches throughout the season as a part of a multi-year agreement that makes ESPN+ the unique English- and Spanish-language house for all Bundesliga and choose Bundesliga 2 matches within the U.S.
Within the first two weekends of Bundesliga motion – Friday, Aug. 13 by means of Sunday, Aug. 22 – ESPN+ will livestream all 18 of the league’s matches. ABC will broadcast Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, dwell from BayArena in Leverkusen, on Saturday, Aug. 21, starting at 12:30 p.m. The printed marks the second straight season a Bundesliga match will air on ABC. ESPN Deportes will carry the Spanish-language telecast of the match.
Bundesliga – Match Week 1 and a couple of on ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and ABC
Along with the season-opening recreation, ESPN+ will stream 17 matches in weeks one and two together with choose matches in Spanish:
|Fri, Aug 13||2 p.m.||ESPN FC Pregame Stay
Kay Murray (host), Shaka Hislop, Jürgen Klinsmann with reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt (from website).
|2:30 p.m.||Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. FC Bayern München
English: Derek Rae and Lutz Pfannenstiel
Spanish: Ricardo Ortiz and Andres Agull
|Sat, Aug 14||9:30 a.m.||VfL Wolfsburg vs. VfL Bochum 1848||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||FC Union Berlin vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||VfB Stuttgart vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||FC Augsburg vs. TSG Hoffenheim||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||DSC Arminia Bielefeld vs. Sport-Membership Freiburg||ESPN+|
|12 p.m.||ESPN FC Pregame Particular
Sebastian Salazar (host), Kasey Keller, Klinsmann with reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt (from website).
|12:30 p.m.||Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
English: Mark Donaldson and Janusz Michallik
Spanish: Kenneth Garay and Barak Fever
|Solar, Aug 15||9:30 a.m.||FSV Mainz 05 vs. RB Leipzig||ESPN+|
|11:30 a.m.||FC Köln vs. Hertha BSC||ESPN+|
|Tue, Aug 17||2:30 p.m.||DFL Supercup:
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Bayern München
Derek Rae and Kasey Keller
|Fri, Aug 20||2:30 p.m.||RB Leipzig vs. VfB Stuttgart||ESPN+|
|Sat, Aug 21||9:30 a.m.||Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Augsburg||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||Sport-Membership Freiburg vs. Borussia Dortmund||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||Hertha BSC vs. VfL Wolfsburg||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||VfL Bochum 1848 vs. FSV Mainz 05||ESPN+|
|9:30 a.m.||SpVgg Greuther Fürth vs. DSC Arminia Bielefeld||ESPN+|
|12:30 p.m.||Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach
English: Kay Murray, Craig Burley, Jurgen Klinsmann, Derek Rae, Lutz Pfannenstiel and Archie Rhind-Tutt (from website)
Spanish: Ricardo Ortiz and Andres Agulla
|ABC, ESPN Deportes|
|2:30 p.m.||ESPN FC Postgame Stay
Kay Murray, Craig Burley, Jurgen Klinsmann and Archie Rhind-Tutt
|Solar, Aug 22||9:30 a.m.||TSG Hoffenheim vs. FC Union Berlin||ESPN+|
|11:30 a.m.||FC Bayern München vs. FC Köln||ESPN+|
ESPN FC: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. FC Bayern München Pregame Particular (ESPN+, Friday at 2 p.m.)
Kay Murray, analysts Jürgen Klinsmann, Shaka Hislop and reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt (on website) will kick off ESPN+’s dwell protection of Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. FC Bayern München season-opener on Friday at 2 p.m. with a particular, 30-minute ESPN FC pregame present. The ESPN FC crew will even host the halftime and postgame present of the Bundesliga 2021-22 curtain raiser.
All through the season, ESPN FC will function the each day present of document for probably the most up-to-date information, highlights and evaluation concerning the Bundesliga in the USA. The each day information and knowledge present options host Dan Thomas alongside a rotating forged of analysts reminiscent of Klinsmann (Germany), Craig Burley (Scotland), Alejandro Moreno (Venezuela), Kasey Keller (USA), Shaka Hislop (Trinidad and Tobago), and contributors Derek Rae and Rhind-Tutt reporting from Germany.
Accessible completely on ESPN+, ESPN FC will even present encompass programming – pregame, halftime and postgame segments – on choose match days.
Choose ESPN Bundesliga Commentators
- Derek Rae returns because the lead play-by-play voice for Bundesliga on ESPN+, ABC and ESPN networks. One of the vital acknowledged voices in soccer commentary and a fluent German speaker, Rae will proceed in his position as one of many most important voices on Bundesliga world feed telecasts, calling matches from stadiums in Germany that may stream on ESPN+. Additionally, he contributes as a Bundesliga insider on ESPN FC, and as a weekly columnist on ESPN.com/soccer
- Mark Donaldson, ESPN’s soccer play-by-play commentator for prime worldwide leagues and competitions – Serie A, UEFA EUROs and extra – joins the group as a recurring Bundesliga voice
- Jürgen Klinsmann, former supervisor of the Germany and U.S. Males’s Nationwide groups and 1990 FIFA World Cup champion returns as a recurring studio analyst for Bundesliga on ESPN+ and ESPN networks
- Kasey Keller, former U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce and Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper, returns for the season as match advert studio analyst
- Kay Murray not too long ago signed an extension, serves as lead host for ESPN FC Stay pregame present. A two-time co-host of FIFA Ballon d’Or (2011 and 2012), soccer’s most prestigious awards ceremony, Murray joined ESPN Worldwide in February 2020
- German soccer journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt returns as ESPN tv reporter masking Bundesliga matches from website, primarily for ESPN FC.
- Lutz Pfannenstiel is a former German skilled goalkeeper and the present Sporting Director for the brand new MLS franchise, St. Louis Metropolis SC.
Lots of ESPN’s acknowledged soccer analysts will even contribute to protection of Bundesliga, together with ESPN FC host Dan Thomas; lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman, who started his skilled profession in 2000 with 1860 Munich; Craig Burley, former Scottish Nationwide Workforce and Chelsea FC midfielder; and former Venezuelan Nationwide Workforce ahead and three-time MLS Cup champion Alejandro Moreno.
ESPN’s flagship information program, will showcase highlights and evaluation of key Bundesliga matches and storylines, options on American stars within the league, character interviews, and extra all through the season.
Along with dwell telecasts of choose matches, ESPN’s 24-hour Spanish-language sports activities community will present information and knowledge protection of Bundesliga’s 59th season throughout SportsCenter, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda and Ahora o Nunca. The community’s European soccer present Fuera de Juego will function the corporate’s Spanish-language present of document for the league.
ESPNDeportes.com will even current intensive protection of Bundesliga all through the season, together with unique on-line content material, and reporting from ESPN Deportes’ famend soccer correspondents.
Digital Soccer and Video Protection
ESPN’s day-to-day information and knowledge protection of the Bundesliga’s 59th season will probably be pushed by ESPN.com/soccer, the main digital platform for soccer information and knowledge. The second season of of Bundesliga on ESPN platforms will see the return of European-based soccer insiders Gab Marcotti and Tom Hamilton, together with Derek Rae’s weekly column.
- Bundesliga season preview: Derek Rae, one of many foremost authorities on Bundesliga within the U.S., previews the 2021-22 season, analyzing the prospects of each group and predicting who’ll win the league, qualify for the Champions League and get relegated
- Greatest Underneath-23 gamers within the Bundesliga: From Dortmund’s Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham to Alphonso Davies at FC Bayern München, and Florian Wirtz of Leverkusen and extra, the German prime flight is stacked with younger expertise. Tor-Kristian Karlsen, a former German soccer scout, breaks down their video games and what makes them gamers to look at
- Weekly evaluation and response: Rae will share his ideas on key storylines all through the season.
New Bundesliga on ESPN+ Promo Spot
To kick off the league’s 59th season, Bundesliga Worldwide and ESPN+ have launched a brand new promotional marketing campaign that includes iconic star David Hasselhoff. The marketing campaign leverages Hasselhoff’s recognition and genuine connection to Germany to lift the notice for one of many prime leagues in world soccer. The artistic performs off “The Hoff’s” notoriety in Germany to seize the thrill of Bundesliga and the affinity German followers have for his or her top-tier soccer league. Take a look at the spot HERE.
ESPN’s industry-leading social media group will supply season-long, complete Bundesliga protection with top-notch highlights, entertaining off-field moments, fan-generated content material, customized edits, and extra throughout Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Fb. Social protection will span a big selection of accounts throughout ESPN home and worldwide social platforms reminiscent of ESPN, SportsCenter, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Mexico, and extra.
Moreover, @ESPNDeportes will function finest match highlights, breaking information, interviews and scores all through the season throughout its social media platforms – Fb, Instagram, Twitter, et al.