Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Florida Cup TV Schedule

Commentators will be posted as they are made known. 

The third annual Florida Cup will air every match of the Florida Cup Challenge tournament on Fox Soccer Plus. Every match will also be streamed on Fox Soccer 2 Go.

For those who don't know what the Challenge Series is, in the Florida Cup Challenge series each country has two teams represent them. The teams are divided up by countries: Germany (Bayer 04 Leverkusen & VfL Wolfsburg), Brazil (Clube Atlético Mineiro & Esporte Clube Bahia) and USA/Argentina (Tampa Bay Rowdies, Club Estudiantes de la Plata). Each team will play two matches for points. The winner of the match gets 3 points while a tie gives each team one point. Penalty kicks do take place, and the winning team after penalties gets two points. Whichever country gets the most points wins the tournament. 

Below is the schedule and when you can watch the match-ups. 

Sunday, January 8
2 PM- Club Estudiantes de la Plata vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (FSP) Mike Pepper, Lee Godfrey

4:45 PM- Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. VfL Wolfsburg (FSP) Mike Pepper, Lee Godfrey

Wednesday, January 11
7 PM- Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. CA Mineiro (FSP

Thursday, January 12
7 PM- VfL Wolsburg vs. Esporte Clube Bahia (FSP

Saturday, January 14
4 PM- CA Mineiro vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (FSP

Sunday, January 15
4:45 PM- Esporte Clube Bahia vs. Club Estudiantes de la Plata (FSP

In addition to the Challenge tournament, the Florida Cup will also hold the Florida Cup Playoff Tournament. The Playoff Tournament is a 6-team elimination winner take all tournament. The tv schedule for that part of the tournament is currently unknown, though they are confirmed to stream on Fox Soccer 2 Go and most will likely be on Fox Soccer Plus. Here is that part of the tournament. 

Sunday, January 15
2 PM- CR Vasco da Gama vs. Barcelona SC 

2 PM- CA River Plate vs. Millonarios FC

Wednesday, January 18
4:30 PM- 5th Place Match: CR Vasco da Gama/Barcelona SC loser vs. CA River Plate/Millonarios FC loser 

7 PM- SC Corinthians vs. CR Vasco da Gama/Barcelona SC winner

Thursday, January 19
7 PM- Sao Paulo FC vs. CA River Plate/Millonarios FC winner 

Saturday, January 21
3:15 PM- 3rd Place Match 

6 PM- Championship Match 

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