We heard rumors of a deal last week, and on Monday, the North American Soccer League made it official. The league has agreed on a multi-year partnership with ONE World Sports to televise mid-week games, as well as producing a weekly highlights show, which will air Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm ET.
The network has carried all home and away Cosmos matches for the past two years, and will continue to do so going forward. In addition to every match involving the boys in green, ONE will carry the following matches:
- July 8 - Carolina RailHawks vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers | 7:30 PM ET
- July 15 - Minnesota United FC vs. Jacksonville Armada FC | 8:00 PM ET
- July 22 - Ottawa Fury FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks | 7:00 PM ET
- August 12 - Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Carolina RailHawks | 7:30 PM ET
- August 19 - Indy Eleven vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies | 7:30 PM ET
- September 2 - Minnesota United FC vs. Indy Eleven | 8:00 PM ET
- September 9 - San Antonio Scorpions vs. Carolina RailHawks | 8:30 PM ET
- September 16 - Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Jacksonville Armada FC | 7:30 PM ET
- September 30 - Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven | 7:30 PM ET
- October 14 - Carolina RailHawks vs. FC Edmonton | 7:30 PM ET
- October 21 - Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC | 7:30 PM ET
The NASL will still be streaming matches on ESPN 3, in addition to the ones televised by ONE. NASL Commisioner Bill Peterson had the following comments about the new agreement:
"Our new partnership with ONE World Sports is another significant step in our development as a top-tier sports enterprise. ONE World Sports' incredible production quality and growing viewership footprint make it an ideal network for our new ‘Game of the Week’ concept and weekly highlight show. This addition complements our global streaming partnership with ESPN, as well as our existing local television broadcasts."
"Broadcasting is always evolving - perhaps never as quickly as the present. We have created a very competitive structure, and we’re taking a nimble approach to delivering broadcasts to our growing fan base in North America and around the globe."