As a cord cutter in the US, there are plenty of ways to watch soccer online, including popular events like Copa America 2016, El Clasico, International Champions Cup, and Euro 2016. However, with so many leagues and so many streaming options, it can be frustrating to find exactly what you’re looking for…especially if you’re looking for legal live streams. That’s why I have put together the ultimate guide to watching soccer online without cable TV.
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If you’re in the U.S. searching for how to watch soccer online, there’s a good chance you’re trying to find MLS. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to watch MLS without cable. The first way is Sling TV, which gives you ESPN, ESPN2 and access to the WatchESPN app (which will allow you to see ESPN3 content) in the Best of Live TV package for only $20 a month with no contract. For $5 extra, you can add the Sports Extra package which gives you Univision Deportes and ESPNews, which give you additional coverage.
T-Mobile customers get an even sweeter deal. Sling TV has a special offer just for T-Mobile subscribers– save 30% each month for up to 12 months on a Sling TV basic package subscription, and stream all of the Sling TV you’d like with T-Mobile’s Binge On feature. You can still cancel at anytime without any fees.
Sling TV has also recently started carrying FS1, FS2, regional FOX Sports networks, and the local FOX affiliates (select markets) in its new multi-stream beta package, which is also $20 a month and carries over 30 popular channels (note: ESPN is not in the beta package). You can either sign up for just the multi-stream, beta package or add it to your Best of Live TV package for $20 a month. Click here to try it free for 7 days.
FOX also has rights to some of the MLS games. You can watch all of those games online with their soccer streaming service. Check out my complete FOX Soccer 2Go review here.
Another MLS streaming option is fuboTV. This soccer streaming service carries a number of live channels, including Univision Deportes, Univision Network, and UniMas, giving you access to live MLS coverage in Spanish. fuboTV is just $6.99 a month and also gives you access to live soccer from a number of other leagues. Click here to get a free 24-hour trial.
And finally, you can watch MLS games all season on MLS Live for $74.99. However, please note that blackouts do apply.
Learn more about how to watch MLS online.
NBC owns the rights to broadcast all English Premier League matches in the US. That’s great news for cord cutters, because Sling TV and PlayStation Vue carry NBCSN and other NBC channels, making it easy to watch EPL online without cable.
Sling TV allows you to get a ton of EPL coverage on the NBC networks with its $25 a month Blue package. This channel lineup comes with over 40 popular channels, including NBCSN, and there’s no contract, so you can cancel anytime. It’s the cheapest way to live stream EPL in the US.
An antenna is also a great way to watch some EPL games free. NBC’s over-the-air broadcast network airs about 20 matches a year on Saturdays at 12:30 PM EST. The best part is, they’re free. All you need is a good antenna to pick them up in HD.
If you don’t mind watching in Spanish, you can also check out Telemundo. The popular Spanish-speaking network often airs a match a week on Sundays at 11 am EST. Another great option for antenna users looking to watch free in HD.
Check out our complete EPL live stream guide for more info.
Many people would argue that La Liga trumps even the great English Premier League as the best soccer league in the world. If you’re of that mindset, then you’ll be happy to know that you can catch all the action on fuboTV, Sling International, and Sling TV.
If you want to watch La Liga online, fuboTV is another good option. Available in both the United States and Canada, this streaming service offers a free 24-hour trial and is only $6.99 per month thereafter. Click here for my complete review of fuboTV.
Sling International is only $10 per month, and gives you complete access to beIN Sports and beIN SPORTS en Espanol just like fuboTV, the station with La Liga rights in the US. If you sign up now, you can watch La Liga online with a 30-day trial for free.
Your other option, Sling TV, is a more all-around cord cutter solution. To get beIN, you need to sign up for the basic package along with the Sports Extra package. With this combination, you also get ESPN, Univision Deportes, and more. So basically, you get a really good cord cutter sports package. You’ll also get lots of popular channels like AMC, HGTV, Food Network, TNT, CNN, TBS, and more. Try it free now for 7 days to stream La Liga soccer along with popular TV for the entire family.
Cable cutters have two legal ways to watch Champions League online live. The first is the ESPN family of networks, which can be accessed through Sling TV. Sling TV gives you ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 (via the WatchESPN app), which will carry up to 68 live matches and a number of replays each season through 2017. ESPN Deportes has rights to Spanish-language broadcasts of Champions League. And now when you add the Deportes Extra package to your Sling TV subscription, you get to watch ESPN Deportes live–that means extensive Champions League coverage! Click here to get a free 7-day trial.
FOX also has English rights to the UEFA Champions League. Sling TV has FS1, as well as FS2, regional FOX Sports networks, and local FOX affiliates (select markets) in the multi-stream beta package that’s currently being rolled out for $20 a month. Click here to try it free for 7 days.
FOX has their own streaming service devoted to soccer, FOX Soccer 2Go, which means you can get your fill of Champions League matches, along with Europa League, CONCACAF Champions League and more. Pay per month or get a discount to sign up annually. Find out more here!
For more info on how to watch UEFA Champions League online without cable, check out our complete guide.
In the US, FOX owns the broadcasting rights to UEFA Europa League action. That means matches air on FS1, FS2, FOX, and other FOX Sports properties. That’s great news as there are plenty of legal ways to watch UEFA Europa League online without cable.
Sling TV will be your best bet as it offers FS1, FS2, and FOX (select markets) in its $25 a month Blue package. This live streaming package comes with over 40 popular pay TV channels. There’s no contract, and you can enjoy a UEFA Europa League live stream on all of your favorite devices.
Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service also carries the FOX lineup of channels in its live streaming offering. However, Vue is more expensive than Sling TV and has some mobile streaming restrictions for those on the go.
Finally, FOX Soccer 2Go offers all of the soccer matches airing on any FOX network, providing a niche service that’s great for hardcore soccer fans.
For more info, check out our full guide on how to watch UEFA Europa League online.
Are you a fan of Italian teams like Juventus, Inter, and Milan, with Roma? If so, you’ll be happy to know that there are some really easy ways to legally watch Serie A online: fuboTV, Sling International, and Sling TV.
FuboTV is a fine option. For $6.99 per month, you get access to beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol, along with many other soccer networks. The service is also available to people in both the US and Canada. Try it now for free with the 24-hour free trial.
Sling International is another great option. For $10 a month, you get beIN Sports, which carries extensive Serie A coverage. Of the three options, Sling International gives you the longest free trial, which lasts 30 days. You can try it now here.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a good all around TV solution, I recommend you go with Sling TV. When you combine their basic package with the Sports Extra package, you get ESPN, ESPN2 and beIN Sports, which means you can watch pretty much all the Serie A you can handle. Not to mention all the other sports coverage those stations offer. On top of that you get stations ranging from TNT to Univision Deportes to Universal Sports, ensuring that you have extensive coverage of many other sports, along with standard programming.
The Coppa Italia, or TIM Cup, includes teams from Serie A, Serie B, Lega Pro, and Serie D. The goal? Win the final single match and become the Coppa Italia Champion.
beIN Sports is the premiere network for watching Coppa Italia. Cord cutters have some good options for watching Coppa Italia games on beIn. First of all, fuboTV allows you to watch Coppa Italia online for only $6.99 per month. Try the free trial here.
Your second avenue for streaming Coppa Italia is Sling International, which gives you beIN Sports and a few other sports channels. With a full 30-day trial, the $10 per month is well worth it.
You can also get beIN USA along with ESPN and a ton of other channels when you sign up for Sling TV. Sling is an excellent all around cable TV alternative. And they offer a free 7-day trial.
Sling TV is an excellent means for watching Liga MX online. When you sign up for the Sports Extra package, you’ll get Univision Deportes, which offers extensive Liga MX coverage. Sling also comes with ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (accessible through the downloadable WatchESPN app using your Sling TV credentials), which shows replays of many matches. And now, with the Deportes Extra package, you can get all the ESPN Deportes coverage too. You can try Sling TV for free here.
The Univision family of networks (Univision Deportes, UniMas, and Univision Network) also carry some Liga MX games. You can live stream these channels and others on fuboTV. This live soccer streaming service lets you watch a number of Liga MX games live on a number of devices for just $6.99 a month. Click here to get a free 24-hour trial.
Cord cutters can also see lots of live Liga MX games in HD for free on Telemundo. You can pick up Telemundo for free using an OTA antenna, assuming you’re within range. I use the Mohu Leaf. It’s sleek and reliable.
Bundesliga has the highest average stadium attendance rate of any other soccer league in the world. Unfortunately, it’s been hard to find the matches on TV in the United States. However, thankfully for cord cutters, it’s actually quite easy to watch Bundesliga online.
The 2015-2016 season marks the first of a 5-year deal between Bundesliga and FOX. This gives FOX the English-language rights.
Sling TV now offers FS1, FS2, regional FOX Sports networks, and local FOX affiliates (select markets) in their brand new multi-stream beta package for $20 a month with over 30 great channels. Click here to try it free for 7 days.
FOX does have its own soccer streaming service, FOX Soccer 2Go. The service is available for $19.99 per month or $99.99 annually.
Live outside of the US? Click here to learn about your Bundesliga streaming options.
Check out our complete Bundesliga live stream guide for for info about all of your streaming options.
Also known as the UEFA European Championship or Euro 2016, UEFA Euro 2016 will take place in France from June 10 to July 10 of 20016. ESPN has the rights to broadcast the tournament. That means you can watch the entire UEFA European Championship online via Sling TV.
Qualifiers are already underway. TV rights for broadcasting the qualifying matches in the US are shared by ESPN and FOX. Sling TV gives you access to all the ESPN stations showing qualifiers (ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 via WatchESPN). Sling TV has also helps soccer fans by carrying FS1 and FS2, regional FOX Sports networks, and local FOX affiliates (select markets) in the multi-stream beta package that’s currently being rolled out for $20 a month (ESPN is not in this package, but you can add that bundle separately if you prefer). Click here to try it free for 7 days.
US soccer fans can also get FOX coverage online by signing up to FOX Soccer 2Go.
The 2016 International Champions Cup will be held from July 22 to August 13. Some of the world’s best teams will compete across 7 countries, and thankfully, there are some great ways to watch the International Champions Cup live streaming.
In the US, Sling TV offers the best solution. All games will air on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPN3 — all channels that you can get for just $20 a month with Sling TV in their basic Orange package. ESPN and ESPN2 are both live streaming in the Sling TV interface, and as a Sling customer, you can access ESPN3 on the WatchESPN app with your Sling login credentials.
Live outside of the US? There are some easy ways you too can watch an ICC live stream. Click here for international streaming options.
Check out our full International Champions Cup live stream guide for more info.
You can’t talk about how to watch soccer online without mentioning the World Cup. The World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world, viewed even more than the Olympics. It’s held every 4 years, with qualifiers held the 3 years prior. The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia. FOX will broadcast the English version of the World Cup in the US. That means you can watch online with Sling TV‘s multi-stream beat package.
The Women’s World Cup is also aired on FOX and Telemundo. That makes Sling TV your best bet. For the 2015 Women’s World Cup, FOX aired 16 matches OTA on their broadcast network. Telemundo also had 10 games, all Mexican national team games, the final, and more. That means a cord cutter can watch much of the Women’s World Cup live with an OTA antenna. I personally use the Mohu Leaf and absolutely love it.
The 2016 Olympic soccer tournament will be held from August 3-20, 2016. Universal Sports, which is owned by NBC, is a station focused on Olympic sports. It will broadcast the 2016 Olympic soccer tournament, as well as qualifiers leading up to it. Cord cutters have a couple different ways to gain access to Universal Sports online. First, you can sign up for Sling International for $10 a month to get a small package of sports channels which includes Universal Sports and BeIN USA, among others.
You could also sign up for Sling TV and add the Sports Extra package. This will give you Universal Sports, along with ESPN, beIN, and a ton of other popular channels (TNT, AMC, TBS, to name a few).
|Streaming Service||FuboTV||Sling International||Sling TV||FOX Soccer 2Go|
|Leagues and Cups||MLS, Liga MX, Africa Cup of Nations, Bayern Munich league, Benfica home matches, Borussia Dortmund league, Brazilian league, Bundesliga (2014-2015), Copa del Rey, Copa America (2015), Capital One Cup, Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, France Ligue 1, La Liga, League Cup (Capital One), Portuguese Cup, Russian Premier, Scottish Cup, Serie A, Uruguayan league||Africa Cup of Nations, AFC Champions League, AFC Cup, A-League, Asian Cup, Copa America (2015), Copa del Rey, Coppa Italia, Coupe de France, J-League, La Liga, Ligue 1, League Cup (Capital One), New York Cosmos, Russian Premier, Serie A||Africa Cup of Nations, Champions League in spanish, LigaMX, La Liga, Ligue 1, MLS, Copa del Rey (matches and final), Copa MX, Copa America (2015-2016), Coppa Italia, Coupe de France, Euro 2016 (and qualifiers), League Cup (Capital One), Primeira Liga Russian Premier, Serie A, Supercopa, USMNT matches (select), World Cup qualifiers for 2018||A-League, Bundesliga (beginning 2015-2016), Champions League (CONCACAF and UEFA), Europa League, FA Cup, Super Cup (UEFA), England home matches, Euro 2016 qualifiers, Gold Cup (2015), International Champions Cup, Scottish Professional Football League (matches and Championship)
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