January 17, (THEWILL) – Telemundo has announced a four-year media rights deal with US Soccer, making the network the exclusive Spanish-language home of the US women’s and men’s national teams.
The deal comes after US Soccer split from Soccer United Marketing, which had previously sold US Soccer’s media rights in a package with MLS matches. The federation had previously had a 15-year contract with Televisa Univision.
The new agreement covers friendlies, the SheBelieves Cup, and CONCACAF Nations League matches. Telemundo’s US Soccer broadcast team will include play-by-play broadcaster and Soccer Hall of Famer, Andres Cantor, with analysis from former Mexican national team member, Manuel Sol. Pre and postgame coverage will feature journalist Miguel Gurwitz, sports host, Ana Jurka, and Premier League host, Carlota Vizmanos.
This follows US Soccer’s announcement of an eight-year deal with Turner Sports and HBO for its English-language media rights, also beginning this year as THEWILL reported. The agreement will give Telemundo even more momentum following its successful coverage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as the network has retained the rights to the 2026 World Cup.
US Soccer President, Cindy Parlow Cone, said in a release, “We’re incredibly excited to begin our partnership with Telemundo as we continue to bring the passion of our sport and National Teams to Spanish-speaking audiences.”