With the MLS playoffs heating up, D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney is in… England? The former captain has over 100 England games under his belt, and with his MLS season over, he has been called back up to take on the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) in what will likely be his final game. Notable USMNT call-ups include Schalke 04 midfielder Weston McKennie, and Hershey, Pennsylvania’s very own Christian Pulisic, who has only featured once for the USMNT since failing to qualify for the World Cup last October.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the USMNT vs. England live stream.
USMNT vs. England
- When: 2:45pm ET, Thursday, Nov. 15
- Where: Wembley Stadium, London
- Watch: ESPN2
USMNT vs. England live stream: 5 ways to watch online for free
ESPN has the rights to the first USMNT friendly this international break. Most of the major live TV streaming services carry ESPN2 (the exception being FuboTV), and they all offer a one-week free trial so you can see if it’s a good fit.
- Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)
Hulu with Live TV is the package that sports fans have been waiting for. Finally, there’s a platform that allows you to go from binging your shows to watching the game without having to stand up. Never miss another early goal trying to set up your HDMI cable. You can do it all through one app, and you’ll get ESPN, ESPN2, and three more ESPN offerings to boot.
2) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices
- Game-changing feature: Price. Sling TV offers one of the cheapest ways to watch live TV online.
Sling TV offers two basic packages, and frustratingly, only one of them (Sling Orange) comes with ESPN channels. But at just $25 per month, it’s your cheapest option for a USMNT vs. England live stream, though you’ll likely want to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month)to get channels like FS1, NBCSN, and more sports offerings. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.
YouTube has long been the home of the internet video and is trying to become the home of all video with YouTube TV. It’s great for soccer, with three channels devoted to MLS teams and everything you need to watch international games (well, everything except what’s on BeIn Sports).
4) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $50-$135 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Game-changing feature: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.
With Playstation Vue, you can go straight from your FIFA game to the Premier League, so there’s no need to rush your last-last online match. Besides, you will probably just rage-quit-before halftime again anyway.
Other ways to watch USMNT vs England online
1) The ESPN site and WatchESPN app
If you subscribe to any of the options above, or if you have a cable TV log-in, you can watch USMNT vs. England online at ESPN.com (click on the Watch tab) or access the WatchESPN app, which is available for Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android and Kindle Fire, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and iOS and Android devices. It’s a great app and offers plenty of live sports, especially if you unlock ESPN+.
USMNT vs. England: Why it matters
As friendlies go, this game provides everything you could want. Both teams have a specific way of playing and will be testing the depth of their squads, with the USMNT using all of its young players and England rotating ahead of its UEFA Nations League match against Croatia. Strangely enough, both teams have their talisman returning after being away, although Rooney isn’t nearly as important to his side as Pulisic is to the USMNT. With Pulisic back in the fold, this new-look U.S. team will finally get a real shot to show how they play together. England has all eyes on avoiding relegation against Croatia on Sunday, so they will be treating this game like a training exercise. England played a back three during the World Cup and in its first two games after, but has moved to a 4-3-3 recently.
We can’t wait to see what manager Gareth Southgate cooks up for the U.S. Getting Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, and Pulisic on the field together has been a dream of U.S. fans for what feels like decades, and the time has finally come. The USMNT squad is close to being full strength in terms of talent called up, so these two games are the final dress rehearsal before the Gold Cup next summer. The players to watch for the USMNT are the three previously mentioned along with Tim Weah and Josh Sargent. These five, all under 22, could hopefully be the core of this team over the next two World Cup cycles. Getting this young crop of players assimilated is the No. 1 priority. The prospect of having them in their prime for the 2026 World Cup is enough to keep our international dreams alive. All players have to put in the work of course, but the talent is there for this fab five to take the USMNT into the top tier of world soccer.
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