Bundesliga Season Opening Weekend Exclusively on ESPN … – ESPN Press Room

ESPN+ will stream every match this Bundesliga season, starting with Werder Bremen hosting “Rekordmeister” FC Bayern München on Friday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET at wohninvest WESERSTADION in Bremen. ESPN Bundesliga lead play-by-play commentator Derek Rae and analyst Didi Hamann will call the match in English from site, with German Sosa and Francisco Canepa calling the match on ESPN Deportes. ESPN’s Germany-based reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt will join analysts Arne Friedrich and Stewart Robson to provide pitch-side reporting and analysis.
On Saturday, Aug. 19, the commentary teams travel south to Dortmund for a season kickoff showdown between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Köln at Signal Iduna Park, live on ABC, ESPN+ (English and Spanish), and ESPN Deportes at 12:30 p.m. ET. Derek Rae and Stewart Robson will call the game in English, with Kenny Garay and Barak Fever providing Spanish-language commentary.
Kay Murray and analyst Lutz Pfannenstiel will host the English-language ESPN FC studio shows on opening weekend from Bristol Friday on ESPN+ and Saturday on ABC. Fuera De Juego will provide Spanish studio pre- and postgame coverage for both matches.
New in 2023-24: ESPN+ Goal Arena – Bundesliga Konferenz Premieres This Saturday
This season, ESPN+ will debut Goal Arena – Bundesliga Konferenz, a 90-minute studio program dedicated to serving US Bundesliga fans. Every Bundesliga Matchday, ESPN+ will stream Goal Arena, showcasing all must-see moments of all games played simultaneously, including goals, big chances and game-changing plays.
“ESPN+ is the viewing destination for Bundesliga fans and we are thrilled to introduce Goal Arena – Bundesliga Konferenz to soccer fans in the U.S,” said John Lasker, Senior Vice president, ESPN+. “With multiple matches being played simultaneously, Goal Arena will enhance the viewing experience by offering live highlights and updates from all matches by utilizing split-screens and state-of-the-art transitions to make sure no action is missed.”
Goal Arena – Bundesliga Konferenz Trailer here
Multiplatform Coverage
ESPN FC Exclusively on ESPN+ every day at 6 p.m. ET
Fútbol Americas Special exclusively on ESPN+ This Saturday at 12 a.m. ET
The biweekly Fútbol Americas with Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar on ESPN+ will provide insider analysis, commentaries, and debates.
Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m ET

English: English: Murray and Pfannenstiel (in Bristol), with Rhind-Tutt and Friedrich (on-site)

Fuera De Juego

The Matchups:
Media Contacts:
Christine Calcagno – [email protected]
Mac Nwulu – [email protected]

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