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How to stream Tigres vs. Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup final

The first-ever Leagues Cup final features two Liga MX teams: Cruz Azul and Tigres. Who will get lucky in Las Vegas?


Phil West


Perhaps MLS envisioned an MLS vs. Liga MX final when it launched this year’s experimental Leagues Cup series featuring four MLS teams against four Liga MX counterparts. Instead, Tigres and Cruz Azul worked their way through to the final, resulting in a fun match between two teams who are just off the pace of where they want to be in the current Apertura competition.

Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul, including what to watch for on the pitch.


Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul

    • When: 10:30pm ET, Wednesday, Sept. 18
    • Where: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Streaming: ESPN2, TUDN

Tigres vs. Cruz Azul live stream: How to watch Leagues Cup matches

The match is on ESPN2 in English and TUDN en Español; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Leagues Cup matches for free.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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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.)


2) Sling TV

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Sling TV

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 NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, FS1 and FS2, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here.) 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 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.


3) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (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 NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. 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.)

FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with TUDN for Liga MX and Leagues Cup action, UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, 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.


4) PlayStation Vue

watch tigres vs cruz azul leagues cup final on Playstation Vue
Playstation Vue

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 are part of the Core package of channels that offer soccer and other sports programming, and the options increase at the Elite and Ultra levels.


5) YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, including ESPN2 for Leagues Cup matches, TNT for Champions League matches, NBC and NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


Club América vs. Tigres UANL: Why it matters

Tigres sit sixth in the Liga MX 2019 Apertura table, and Cruz Azul is 13th, which sounds uncharacteristic for both of the Mexican powers. But in an unusually tight Apertura race, Tigres is only three points off the lead, and Cruz Azul is only six points off. Plus, it’s still early in the season.

Tigres, who have their usual complement of stars available, including Eduardo Vargas and Andre-Pierre Gignac, have drawn five straight matches in Liga MX action, including a 1-1 draw Friday to Tijuana that saw them play a man down for most of the contest thanks to Luis Enrique Quinones’ red card. Cruz Azul, meanwhile, is coming off a scoreless draw with lowly Veracruz.

While the match itself doesn’t directly affect their Liga MX standings, winning the inaugural title brings a nice confidence boost along with something shiny to put in the trophy case.

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