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CONCACAF Champions League to be broadcast in English on FOX Sports

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Fox announced English language rights for Gold Cup, Women’s and Men’s Olympic Qualifiers and Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

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FOX Sports announced today that it has agreed to an exclusive multi-year U.S. English-language rights deal with CONCACAF, highlighted by the 2021 and 2023 Gold Cups as well as the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Qualifiers and Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

The press release from FOX Sports said the next three editions of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League will be televised exclusively by FOX Sports on U.S. English-language television.

Last year, Yahoo! held English-language rights, which was only available through the company’s app. The tournament was broadcast in Spanish on Univision.

The broadcast television schedule for the upcoming Champions League is yet to be made public, but it stands to reason that some, but not all, of the matches will be available on FOX Sports’ cable properties. The rest should be available through the network’s streaming app.

This is a step in the right direction for soccer fans. Two years, ago, CCL watchers were downloading some sketchy app called Go90 to stream the games for free (which probably meant we were all paying for it by handing our sensitive data to some *megacorp).

*EDIT: Apparently Verizon owned the English-language rights when the competition was streamed on both the Go90 and Yahoo platforms.

We’ll keep you posted on more details as they become available.