The 2019 International Champions Cup rolls on with a Tuesday matchup made possible by the organizers’ expanded field of teams. Atletico Madrid fits the role of European giant, as this year’s La Liga runner-up and Champions League participant, albeit without its recently departed star forward. CD Guadalajara—a perennial Mexican power in the midst of a challenging passage—will enjoy a de facto home-field advantage in front of what should be a friendly, pro-Chivas North Texas crowd.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch CD Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid at the 2019 International Champions Cup.
CD Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid
- When: 9pm ET, Tuesday, July 23
- Where: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
- Streaming: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
2019 International Champions Cup live stream: Watch CD Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid online
The match is on both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. With a one-week free trial via all the services listed below, it provides an easy way to stream Chivas vs. Atletico Madrid and other International Champions Cup matches.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels for International Champions Cup viewing, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel La Liga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1, and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Sling TV Latino + Sling Orange for $30 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- PlayStation Vue local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
PlayStation Vue is a fantastic option for soccer fans who already own a PlayStation console, but this streaming platform is available on a variety of devices. ESPN and ESPN2, where you’ll find ICC matches, and FS1, where you’ll find even more soccer, are part of the Core package of channels, which offers soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.
- Cost: $44.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ICC matches on ESPN networks, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including ESPN, FS1, broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams, TNT for Champions League matches, and NBCSN for Premier League matches. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
CD Guadalajara vs. Atletico Madrid at the International Champions Cup: Why it matters
It’s been a rough ICC for Chivas: The squad lost its first two matches, 2-1 to Fiorentina and 3-0 to Benfica, and goes from Tuesday’s match to compete in an increasingly challenging Liga MX. It’s been a steep dropoff since Chivas won the 2018 Concacaf Champions League and went on to the FIFA Club World Cup; perhaps the players are missing former coach Matias Almeyda, who has moved on to do some miracle-working in MLS by transforming the San Jose Earthquakes into a playoff contender. They have remade the lineup some in the offseason; the most eyebrow-raising move being Oribe Peralta moving from Chivas’ implacable Club America rivals.
Atleti’s in a bit of a transformational time itself: Star striker Antoine Griezmann, who was winning a World Cup with France last summer, moved to Barcelona after making a very public decision (in documentary form) to stay with Los Colchoneros just last year. Atleti’s moving on, with young Portuguese star-in-the-making João Felix recently onboarding and receiving the #7 jersey Griezmann just vacated. Mexican midfielder Héctor Herrera is also a recent recruit for manager Diego Simeone’s grinding, defense-first, dark arts-rich style of play. (This is, after all, the team Diego Costa returned to after several epic years of “housery” for Chelsea.)
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