ESPN Networks will televise all three matches of the 2021 Florida Cup, which features international clubs Everton, Millonarios, Atlético Nacional and Pumas. The tournament takes place on July 25 and 28 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
“We are pleased to add the Florida Cup to ESPN’s extensive roster of soccer events,” said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, ESPN. “The Florida Cup has quickly become one of the most intriguing international soccer events played on U.S. soil and we’re thrilled to showcase all the matches to soccer fans across ESPN platforms.”
On Sunday, July 25, English Premier League squad Everton meets Colombian powerhouse Millonarios FC to determine the 2021 Florida Cup champion. Everton have spent a record 118 seasons in England's top flight and feature Colombian-born star James Rodriguez, who will be meeting a club from his home country for the first time. Millonarios' visit comes on the heels of a strong showing in Categoría Primera A, concluding with the club's 25th finals appearance in Colombia's top league. The match kicks off at 6 p.m. E.T. and will be televised on ESPN2, with a Spanish language telecast on ESPN3.
The Florida Cup concludes with a friendly doubleheader on Wednesday, July 28. The action starts at 6 p.m. ET when Everton meets Pumas, followed at 8:30 p.m. ET by the 280th meeting of rivals Millonarios and Atlético Nacional. Both matches will be televised on ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes.
The Florida Cup broadcast continues ESPN's busy summer of soccer programming. The network also presented all 51 matches of UEFA European Football Championship 2020.
A complete global broadcast schedule for the Florida Cup will be available on FloridaCup.com.
General admission tickets for each day are on sale at FloridaCup.com. Tickets for July 25 are $20 each, while tickets for the July 28 doubleheader are $35.
About Florida Cup
The largest annual international soccer event in the Sunshine State, the Florida Cup is a global platform that combines sports, music and entertainment. In 2020, the event's live attendance exceeded 40,000 people, with an international T.V. audience reaching over 5 million unique viewers. Across social networks, content posted by official event pages and shared worldwide reached more than 100 million people. For more information on the Florida Cup, visit FloridaCup.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Florida Citrus Sports
Florida Citrus Sports is a not-for-profit event management organization dedicated to positively impacting the Orlando region while enhancing the quality of life in Central Florida through world-class events, including the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, the Cheez-It Bowl, the Florida Blue Florida Classic, the Florida Cup and the Camping World Kickoff. For more information, visit FloridaCitrusSports.com.