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The Campeones Cup is a relatively new tradition in Concacaf club soccer. Now in its second year, the Campeones Cup brings the reigning MLS Cup champion into a one-match battle with Liga MX’s winner of the Campeones de Campeones match between the past season’s Apertura winners and Clausura winners. It’s another partnership between Liga MX and MLS to get their teams competing on the field, and so far, it’s tipped Liga MX’s way.
In last year’s first-ever Campeones Cup, Tigres defeated Toronto FC 3-1 to continue their recent run of trophies. Tigres, however, missed out to Club América in this year’s Campeones de Campeones battle. Las Águilas now get to travel to Atlanta to face an Atlanta United that has undergone some major changes yet now seems to be hitting its stride.
Atlanta United vs. Club América
- When: 8pm ET, Wednesday, Aug. 14
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
- Streaming: ESPN2/TUDN
2019 Campeones Cup live stream: Watch Atlanta United vs. Club América
Each of the following services carries ESPN2 and/or TUDN, providing a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Atlanta United vs. Club America in the 2019 Campeones Cup for free.
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, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, FS1 (home to the MLS All-Star Game) and FS2 (now airing select Liga MX matches), 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 LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, 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 for the first month, $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBCSN, FS1, FS2, TUDN, and Champions League action via TNT all on tap. For the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, it was especially strong, streaming each match in 4K. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list and our FuboTV review.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes withUnivision, TUDN, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- 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. ESPN2, home to the Campeones Cup, is part of the Core package of channels that offer 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 broad spectrum of offerings, 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.)
5) 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 FS1 for MLS action, TNT for Champions League matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Atlanta United vs. Club América: Why it matters
Club América’s off to a solid start in the Apertura; the Aguilas haven’t lost in their opening four matches, and new arrival Giovani dos Santos is starting to make his impact felt. In addition to the current season’s early success, they’ve advanced to the semis of the Leagues Cup competition by besting the Houston Dynamo last month in a match where dos Santos scored the decisive penalty kick.
It may be a little tougher going in Atlanta. While swapping out team catalyst Miguel Almiron and coach Tata Martino for Pity Martinez and Frank de Boer has been a tough transition, they’re finding good form at the right time. Josef Martinez has heated up his goal-scoring of late to mount a defense of his Golden Boot—he now has 20 on the season compared to Carlos Vela’s 23. They’re also on to the U.S. Open Cup finals, hosting Minnesota United in the title match next month. Can they score an elusive MLS vs. Liga MX trophy first? It’d be a boon for both the league and one of its newly emergent flagship teams.
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Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.