Forget MLS and the Premier League…soccer has gone home to Wembley Stadium this weekend for the FA Cup semi-finals and watching the games live in the US has never been easier thanks to ESPN+. We’ll tell you all about how to live stream Brighton vs Man City today.
Brighton vs Man City – when and where?
Being an FA Cup semi-final, the action will take place from the home of football – Wembley Stadium. It’s a huge structure in West London, UK with a capacity of 90,000.
So what will this festival of ‘football’ be serving up this weekend? Today’s game is Brighton vs Man City, which should be a formality if the form books are anything to go by. All logic suggests that Manchester City will win with ease as they pursue a historic quadruple (league title, FA Cup, Champions League and the already-won League Cup), with a superstar line-up including Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.
While Sunday’s match – Watford vs Wolves – is looking a lot more difficult to call. Both have performed beyond expectations in the 2018/19 season and will be desperate to make an unexpected FA Cup Final. Watford got the win earlier in the season 2-0 and will hope to replicate that here if captain and club legend Troy Deeney has anything to do with it. But Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers have spent a lot of money and the reward of a Cup Final feels like a fitting way to conclude an astonishing break-out season.
Keep reading to see the best ways to get an FA Cup live stream between Man City vs Brighton and then Watford vs Wolves. As you’ll see, they’re both available via the ESPN+ subscription service (which comes with a 7-day free trial if you haven’t tried it before). And we’ll also tell you how to catch it even if you’re not in the US this weekend.
How to watch Brighton vs Man City in the US for FREE
Subscription service ESPN+ has snagged the coverage of the FA Cup clash between Brighton vs Man City. The broadcasting giant’s online subscription platform only launched in 2018, but has already made waves by hosting big-ticket tennis, MLB baseball, soccer, UFC and boxing events.
It costs $4.99 per month – so not huge sums, and less than streaming services like Netflix (and a lot less than cable). That lets you watch online, but also via its mobile app and TV streamer apps on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox.
But the best news is that you can grab a seven-day FREE trial. So if you haven’t used ESPN+ before, you can sign up for that and get a taster of its soccer coverage without paying a thing.
Live stream FA Cup soccer from outside your country
If you’ve been looking forward to watching this match-up but now find yourself abroad, you’ll find that your coverage will be geo-blocked. Annoying for sure, but not the end of the road.
For starters, if you happen to be in the UK, then you can watch the whole thing free on TV on the BBC or online at BBC iPlayer. Nice and easy, assuming you’re happy with the UK commentary.
Anywhere else? No worries, as you can try using a VPN to change your IP address to a US server and watch as if you were back at home.
Virtual Private Networks are also handy if you’re concerned about streaming safely on the web, thanks to the encryption they use to hide your details. And the best won’t log your personal information, either. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best VPN options currently available:
1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee) Simply put, this is our pick as the #1 VPN in the world right now. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN and get 3 months FREE on an annual plan.
2. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming
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