The Concacaf Nations League is a new way to get Concacaf teams together for competition during the international break, and Concacaf’s tied World Cup qualifying to tournament performances, especially for teams who are trying to break into the coveted Hex tournament that winnows 41 Concacaf member nations into six World Cup hopefuls. In other words: the U.S. vs. Cuba match on Friday at Audi Field might look like a friendly at first glance, but there’s definitely more to it than that.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream United States vs. Cuba, including what to watch for on the pitch.
United States vs. Cuba
- When: 7pm ET, Friday, Oct. 11
- Where: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
- Streaming: FS1, TUDN
United States vs. Cuba live stream: How to watch Concacaf Nations League matches
The match is on FS1 and TUDN; the following services provide a one-week trial and therefore an easy way to watch Concacaf Nations League matches.
- 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 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.
- Cost: $44.99 per month
- 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.)
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
- 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. NBC and NBCSN (where the Premier League live) 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.
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- 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 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.)
U.S. vs. Cuba: What to watch for
For the USMNT, this is a chance to test out some younger players. Sergino Dest was left off this roster as he contemplates whether to play for the U.S. (which he didn’t look entirely happy about in last month’s friendlies) or the Netherlands, but Brenden Aaronson could receive his first cap, Miles Robinson’s been brought back in to see if he can continue to impress at centerback, and Jackson Yueill’s part of this camp as well. Paul Arriola, who plays for D.C. United, will likely get some home field consideration as one of the many veterans making the roster this time around. And, of course, Christian Pulisic’s on the roster—he’s had a tough time even making the bench for Chelsea, so it’ll be interesting to see how that affects him physically and mentally.
While the Cuban team is comprised of players who mostly play club soccer in Cuba, midfielder Aricheel Hernandez plays with Panamian club Independiente (which you might recognize from Concacaf Champions League), while forward Luis Paradela plays with USL Championship side Reno 1868. Still, this should be a comfortable match … and a tune-up for the U.S.’s upcoming match with Canada on Tuesday in Toronto.
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