NASL Releases Spring Season TV, Streaming Schedule

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by JAKE NUTTING

In time for this weekend’s first kick of the North American Soccer League Spring Season, the league on Wednesday announced that it will it return to beIN Sports and ESPN3, and make its social media streaming debut on Twitter. The schedule for the Fall Season will be released at a future date.

In total, 17 matches will be available on either beIN or beIN Sports En Español. There is also access via beIN’s streaming platform, beIN Sport Connect.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with such an incredible broadcast partner in 2017,” Rishi Sehgal, the league’s interim commissioner, said. “beIN Sports has become a central destination for soccer fans, and we’re excited to have NASL included in its world-class programming lineup.”

The New York Cosmos will feature in six matches on beIN in the Spring Season, including this weekend’s season opener at Puerto Rico FC and next week’s home opener against Miami FC at MCU Park. Previously, Cosmos home matches were available only on ONE World Sports.

The expansion San Francisco Deltas were instrumental in putting together a deal for 16 NASL matches to stream live on Twitter. The league’s first West Coast team has worked out a deal to stream all of its home matches on the social media platform. New York will make its Twitter debut when it faces the Deltas on Saturday, April 29.

ESPN3, ESPN’s streaming service, will carry any match not scheduled to be shown on beIN or Twitter. Canadian viewers will once again be able to see matches on NASL.com.

“Our relationship with ESPN3 started back in 2014, and they have been a great platform for NASL ever since,” Sehgal said. “Through feedback from our fans, we know how much they love using the network to watch games, whether at home or on the go.”

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