Santa will be bringing gifts to all of the good little girls and good little boys this week, but a plethora of live soccer games are unfortunately not included in that bag of presents. Fans living in the United States will have to endure back-to-back days without any live matches. Things pick up on December 26, however, all because of a holiday that isn’t celebrated in this country. There’s even an A-League game airing live on TV at the end of the midweek.
All times listed below are ET
Live soccer games on US TV for December 24
I’m assuming that you all can guess that there are no live games airing on Christmas Eve. You’ll have plenty of time to get your last-minute shopping done.
Live soccer games on US TV for December 25
Happy Christmas to all! It’s another off day for the soccer world, so enjoy your meals, time with your families and, if you’re a fan of the sport, the NBA.
Live soccer games on US TV for December 26
FOX Soccer: Things get back to normal with multiple Boxing Day Premier League contests on Wednesday. FOX Soccer begins the morning at 10:00 am when Sunderland host Manchester City. After a 30-minute highlight and preview show, Aston Villa will take on Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 pm. The Stoke City vs. Liverpool match will immediately follow at 2:30 pm. Each of these EPL games will also be featured live on FOX Deportes.
FOX Soccer Plus: FSP will also start things off with a Premier League game. Norwich City will look to bounce back from that loss to West Brom when they host Chelsea at 9:53 am. Later on that afternoon, Dundee FC will take on Celtic at 2:25 pm.
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes: These two ESPN networks will feature a Premier League match on Boxing Day. Coverage of Manchester United vs. Newcastle United will start at 9:55 am. The ESPN3/Watch ESPN service will also have this match (both English and Spanish commentary will be available).
Live soccer games on US TV for December 27
FOX Soccer: FOX Soccer has a single live game on Thursday, but you’ll have to wake up pretty early/stay up rather late to catch it. Sydney FC will play against Central Coast Mariners at 3:30 am.
As always, don’t forget to check your local listings to learn about channel availability and also about any and all games showing on replay and tape-delay on the stations mentioned above. Have a safe and happy holiday!
For more: Check FOX Soccer schedule, FSP schedule, FOX Deportes schedule, ESPN schedules