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USL Championship Final to Air on ESPN

By Charleston Battery Staff, 09/23/20, 1:00PM EDT

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Set for Sunday, November 1, Final marks league’s first appearance on ESPN.

Charleston Battery clinched their thirteenth consecutive berth to the postseason on Sunday, September 20, after a 2-0 defeat of The Miami FC.

ESPN+ to carry all other matches for the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs.


TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship today announced the 2020 USL Championship Final is set to take place Sunday, November 1 and will be the first game in league history to air on ESPN. For a second consecutive year, the  game will also be simulcast on ESPN Deportes. Kickoff is currently scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

“This is a historic way to finish our 10th anniversary season,” said USL Executive Vice President Court Jeske. “This has been a deeply challenging, but ultimately successful year for our league and we look forward to another exciting Championship Final. We are thrilled to showcase the league’s greatest teams across the country on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.”

The 2020 Championship Playoffs will begin the weekend of October 9-11, featuring a single-elimination, 16-team bracket. Under the revised season format, four group winners in each conference will earn hosting rights for the Eastern and Western Conference Quarterfinals. Following the opening round, hosting rights will be determined by regular season record. All playoff matches will stream live on ESPN+, the the industry-leading sports streaming service.

Information on additional games to air on ESPN networks will be announced in the coming weeks. For complete information on the full 2020 USL Championship Playoffs structure and schedule, visit uslchampionship.com.

 

2020 USL Championship Playoffs Dates

Conference Quarterfinals – October 9-11 (ESPN+)
Conference Semifinals – October 16-18 (ESPN+)
Conference Finals – October 23-25 (ESPN+)
USL Championship Final – Sunday, November 1 (ESPN & ESPN Deportes)

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