How to watch the Premier League in USA: everything you need to know
The Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most watched and competitive soccer leagues in the world. Every season, millions of people admire this great sporting spectacle that had its origin in 1992; back then, this competition was called First Division.
Currently, the Premier League is the first division of English soccer and it’s composed of 20 teams. The first to qualify enters other European competitions: from 1st to 4th, they reach the Champions League, while the 5th qualifies for the Europa League.
This competition hosts many of the best players in the world and here you can find the latest news about the newest Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo, who, along with many others, is the protagonist of the most competitive games in England and in the world.
It is not only a gathering of players and fans, but also a gathering of many of the best brands in the world, which invest millions in advertising to make themselves known throughout the competition.
Definitely, the Premier League is a great investment option for the biggest brands, as due to the high level of competition throughout the tournament, it is very profitable for companies to show their names during the games.
How many games are in the Premier League season?
Throughout the Premier League a total of 380 games are played in the tournament; 10 games in 38 different days, where there is a simple points system: 3 for the team that wins a match, 1 for each team if they draw and no points for the team that loses.
In case two or more clubs obtain the same score at the end of the championship, the goal difference, as well as the goals in favor, determine the winner. But if, even after this the winner cannot be chosen, those teams would be declared simultaneous champions of the Premier League.
Each game is played in one of the 20 stadiums of the clubs of the league throughout England, with Manchester United’s Old Trafford hosting the largest audience, with a capacity for 74,994 spectators.
Where to watch the Premier League?
The Premier League is the most watched soccer league in the United States, that’s why there are several options when choosing which channel to watch all the games on, both free options on public television, as well as subscription channels.
NBC Universal, through its multiple subsidiaries, has held the broadcast rights for the past decade, although this contract expires at the end of the 2021/2022 season. In the subscription options are also available NBC with its NBC Sports Network channel or also on USA Network.
Many other channels offer the option to watch this league, such as ESPN, FOX Sports and more recently NBC’s subscription streaming service, Peacock, where you can watch all the games.
When does the Premier League start?
This league usually starts the first days of August; this year, it began on the 13th of that month and will run until May 22, 2022, which will give fans a range of long nine months of competition so they can cheer on their favorite teams.
There is no doubt that the Premier League is one of the competitions that gathers more public every year, since it is considered one of the five major European leagues along with the Spanish First Division, the Italian Serie A, the German Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1.
This year, with the new signings that the teams had, the season promises to give a show worthy of soccer lovers around the world, just as it does every year.