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How to watch Bundesliga on US TV: Online Livestream, TV rights & schedule 2021/2022



How to watch Bundesliga & Bundesliga 2 on US TV, Livestream, rights schedule, guide



The German Bundesliga is one of the best soccer leagues in the world available in over 200 territories including the United States.


Fans and followers of the German soccer league can watch live games as well as highlights of their favourite teams.


Cool facts

Where can I watch Bundesliga in the USA? ESPN+ or ESPN Plus.


Will 2 Bundesliga be on ESPN+? ESPN+ will stream live Bundesliga 2 matches in the USA which are randomly selected and sometimes top rated fixtures.


Do any Americans play in Bundesliga? Giovanni Reyna, Tyler Adams, Matthew Timothy Hoppe, Chris Richards, Timothy Chandler are the top Americans to watch in the Bundesliga 2021/2022 season.


Jesse Marsch at RB Leipzig is also an American Soccer coach leading RB Leipzig first team. Leipzig is expected to draw more US fans.



In the US, ESPN+ holds the exclusive rights to broadcast live German Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches throughout the season.


ESPN+, the online streaming service of ESPN has been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that live Bundesliga games are shown to the US audience.



The American company signed a mouth-watering tv rights deal with the DFL.


ESPN Bundesliga coverage covers the Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2, relegation/promotion playoffs and the DFL Supercup.



How to watch the Bundesliga & Bundesliga 2 on US TV, Online Livestream



ESPN+ (Livestream)

It is an over-the-top subscription video streaming service available in the United States.

ESPN – (Selected Matches)

ESPN 2 – (Selected Matches)

ESPN Deportes – (Selected Matches)


Other top soccer events on ESPN+ includes Major League Soccer, USL Championship, EFL Championship, English FA Cup, LA Liga, Liga MX, etc.


How can I watch ESPN+ on my TV? Supported devices for ESPN+ including Apple, Android, and Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Oculus Go.



How much does ESPN+ cost? ESPN+ cost around $69.99 per year instead of $59.99 per year. (Subject to change).


ESPN+ Bundesliga Schedule


Selected Bundesliga matches will be available to ESPN linear television networks including highlights.


YouTube video


Exclusively, ESPN+ will cover live and on-demand replay of over 300 matches per season.


ESPN+ will broadcast selected Bundesliga 2 games as well as highlights and magazine shows.


ESPN Bundesliga rights deal/ contract explained

The German League International TV rights holders combine to produce a whopping sum of 1b pounds annually.


ESPN are exclusive broadcast rights holders of the Bundesliga in the United States since the beginning of the 2020–21 season.


For the TV schedule, about 4 premium matches per season are to be aired live on linear television with the rest appearing on ESPN+ streaming service


United States Soccer players to watch in the Bundesliga


Tyler Adams – RB Leipzig

John Brooks – VfL Wolfsburg

Timothy Chandler – Eintracht Frankfurt

Matthew Timothy Hoppe – Schalke 04

Giovanni Reyna – Borussia Dortmund

Chris Richards – Bayern Munich

Kobe Hernández-Foster – VfL Wolfsburg

Bryan Kayo – Viktoria Berlin (loan)


The United States boost several representatives in the German Bundesliga and the Bundesliga 2.


Top players that have made their mark in recent years including Giovanni Reyna, Tyler Adams and Weston Mckennie who’s currently in the books of Juventus of Italy.


United States Soccer players in focus


Giovanni Reyna

Reyna from second fiddle to a first-team shirt commander. The young American is currently linked to several European clubs.


His performance has helped Borussia Dortmund, most especially last season’s DFB Pokal success.


For the new season, head coach Marco Rose has identified him as a major force going forward. Reyna is one of Borussia Dortmund’s hopes for the new season.


Tyler Adams

The RB Leipzig defender is the number one choice for fellow compatriot and manager of RB Leipzig Jesse Marsch.


The young defender proved to be more outstanding during Julian Nagglesman’s reign at the club.


At the moment, he could continue with his position as the number defender at the back.


Matthew Timothy Hoppe

Matthew Timothy Hoppe could have a breakthrough season in the Bundesliga 2 with Schalke 04 who was recently relegated to the second division.


Few matchdays into the season and a flurry of goals already seen, Hoppe could be having a nice timeout that could earn him recognition in the German League division.


Other top German Soccer Competitions on ESPN+

Bundesliga 2

As per the DFL broadcast deal, owners of Bundesliga broadcast rights would also carry the 2.Bundesliga.


However, it’ll only be selected matches based on the interest and or popularity of the teams of the particular matchday fixtures.


At least one or two Bundesliga 2 matches is expected to be live on ESPN+.



The DFB Pokal rights are completely different from the Bundesliga.


Owned by the DFB, all broadcast rights are owned and sold by the German Soccer Association.


The DFB Pokal (German FA Cup) is the number one national knockout cup Competition played by teams at various levels according to the German Football League system.


Teams begin from the regional or federal level before they’ll be seeded in the nationwide draws which consist of teams from the two Bundesliga and the 3.Liga.

See list of DFB Pokal winners.


The DFL Supercup serves as a curtain raiser for the new Soccer season in Germany.


It is played by winners of the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal winners.


However, a single team emerged as Champions of the two Competitions, second-placed Bundesliga team would take the place for the match.


All games are carried on ESPN+or ESPN Plus.

See list of DFL Supercup winners.

About the Bundesliga

The German Football Bundesliga is one of the best soccer leagues in the world with some top sides including RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg, etc.


Bayern Munich is defending Champions with over 30 titles and the previous nine in a row.


The league is also home to some American Soccer players some of whom started their career at Bundesliga clubs.


Some of the most famous American Soccer players include Landon Donovan, Beasley, Christian Pulisic.


German Football League Bundesliga season preview


1. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich aims to retain the trophy it won last season to further create a record-breaking 10th consecutive German league crown.


The Bavarians house some of the biggest soccer stars of world football including Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich, etc.



However, the arrival of Julian Nagglesman who’s currently the league youngest manager could take a different dimension even Hansi Flick only took charge of the side as a newbie.


For Julian, he had already ruled out dominating the domestic scene and Europe in his first year but was open to improvement there.


With a prolific Polish attacker upfront, Bayern Munich look set for another German league crown after achieving 9th consecutive league crown last campaign.



2. Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund remains a major force in the German League division even though the club appears to lose out in the final third.


The Yellow Wall thankfully has Marco Reus who’s fully returned to help his club return to glory once again.



The last time Borussia Dortmund had a hand on the Bundesliga trophy was back in 20.


Last campaign, Dortmund emerged winners of the DFB Pokal (German FA Cup) thanks to combined team efforts with the likes of Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.



Ahead of the 2021/2022 camping, Dortmund’s team are fully motivated with a goal machine in Erling Haaland already looks to have confirmed his stay at the club beyond the current season.



New signing Donyell Malen is also expected to shine also not ruling the young adventurer Jude Bellingham out of the scene.


Borussia Dortmund’s notable players include Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel, Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus, etc



3. RB Leipzig

Three solid years of consistent top-three finish is more than enough to rank RB Leipzig amongst the new Bundesliga elites.



The Saxony based club also reached the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League in 2020 even though the 2021 campaign ended poorly.


For Leipzig, the challenge is open RB Leipzig who looks set for a showdown amid the Bayern threat.


4. VfL Wolfsburg

VfL Wolfsburg promises a better outing this year after a remarkable comeback earned the club a place in the UEFA Champions League.



Backed by Wout Weghorst impressive firing form, Wolfsburg relied on teamwork but had a flurry of goals from the Dutch international.



Wolfsburg could do even better in the 2021/2022 season with many changes expected to make in the entire squad.



Head coach of the club Mark van Bommel wants major changes around the Bundesliga club in a bid to turn the club into German league title challengers.


For a while now, it appears Bayern Munich knows how to deal with the final third and has always had a way of winning the title in the end.



For nine years now, VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach have been shut out as a result of Bayern’s dominance.



Ahead of 2021/2022, Wolfsburg would be banking on its top stars for goals.


Top players at Wolfsburg


Koen Casteels, Josip Brekalo, Wout Weghorst, Lukas Nmecha, etc.


5. Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen is another Bundesliga side that has kept its cool over the years.


The team has been known to be a major hub for young talents who have gone on to join bigger clubs within and outside Germany.


6. Borussia Mönchengladbach

Although last season’s campaign looks like one of the worst over the last couple of seasons, Gladbach plans for a better outing this time.


Two seasons ago, the club was a major title contender which also saw them course major upset in the UEFA Champions League group stages having Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Club Brugge.


A disappointing outing saw Mönchengladbach finish outing the European qualification zone, meaning no UEFA participation.


Articles highlight how to watch German Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 on US TV, Online Livestream, TV rights deal, TV guide and schedule.

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