Monday will see the first live match played by the U.S. men’s national soccer team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.
The first match will see the United States take on Wales on Monday, November 21 during the evening hours in Qatar, which means the game will be played in the morning or afternoon stateside, depending on where you live. For those on the East Coast, US v. Wales is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Eastern Time; if you’re on the West Coast, you can catch the match at 11 a.m. Pacicic Time.
All matches involving the U.S. men’s national soccer team (also known as Team USA) will air on local Fox stations and affiliates across the country. For most viewers, simply plugging an antenna into the back of a television set is enough to grab the free over-the-air signal of a local Fox station or affiliate.
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Antennas are great for watching live TV, but what if you live in an area where you can’t pick up your local Fox station? Maybe you work during the day, and you need way to record every Team USA match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup? Those viewers should take a look at these streaming TV recommendations, which offer clear access to local Fox stations as well as ways to record matches from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Even better — you can watch other matches from the World Cup thanks to the inclusion of Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 in most streaming TV packages.
Here’s a look at the best streaming services that offer live access to Team USA matches and other events from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in English, with the top option being the cheapest…
1. Sling TV
Cost: $40 a month (Sling Blue package has Fox)
Free trial: Sometimes
Number of channels: 31-41 channels, depending on base package
Cloud DVR: 50 hours for free, 200 hours for extra fee
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Sling TV is the CHEAPEST way to watch Team USA matches on Fox during the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The Sling Blue package contains local Fox stations and affiliates in some areas, and offers access to Fox Sports 1, where some World Cup matches will be aired live.
Right now, Sling TV has a promotion where new subscribers can score a 50 percent discount off the base Sling Blue plan for one month. That’s a great deal for streamers who simply want to watch Team USA matches on their local Fox station. Even better, Sling TV offers 50 hours of cloud DVR space for free, so you can watch Team USA matches on your time.
Sling TV is available across a wide number of devices, including popular streaming platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV), Apple TV, phones, tablets, game consoles and on desktop and laptop computers through the Sling TV website. Need a new device to watch Sling TV? Check out this post here.
Cost: $60 a month
Free trial: Sometimes
Number of channels: Over 110 in base package
Cloud DVR: Very limited, depends on plan
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Simply put, Vidgo is a great option to watch Team USA matches along with every live match from the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. All Fox broadcast and cable channels are included in Vidgo’s base package, which costs $60 a month and comes with a limited cloud DVR feature (it’s got plenty of space for Team USA matches).
In addition to local Fox stations, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, Vidgo also offers access to ESPN, the Big 10 Network, Pac-12 Networks, ACC Network, the Longhorn Network and a bunch of other live sports channels.
Vidgo’s normal price of $60 a month is less than $10 more than Sling TV’s non-promotional pricing for its base and sports extra packages — yet it offers around three times as many live channels. Vidgo is available across all major streaming TV platforms, but it works best on Roku devices. If you don’t have a Roku, visit this link to get a new Roku at a great deal.
3. YouTube TV
Cost: $65 a month
Free trial: Yes (between 7 and 14 days, depending on when you sign up)
Number of channels: Over 80 in base package
Cloud DVR: Unlimited, saves recordings for 9 months
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YouTube TV is one of the most-popular streaming services to get local Fox stations as well as the Fox sports channels, and for a good reason — it’s packed with over 80 high-quality entertainment, news and sports channels, coupled with great features like an unlimited cloud DVR that saves shows and movies for at least 9 months. In additon to local Fox channels and Fox-owned sports networks, YouTube TV subscribers get access to ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBS Sports, NFL Network, MLB Network, TBS, TNT and other channels — all included in YouTube TV’s base package, which costs $65 a month.
YouTube TV is widely available across a number of devices, including all popular streaming TV platforms (Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV/Google TV and Roku) as well as on phones, tablets and computers. There’s even a YouTube TV app for those who stream movies and shows on their Samsung, LG and Vizio TVs without a separate device, so you really can’t go wrong with YouTube TV.
4. Fubo TV
Cost: Starts at $70 a month
Free trial: Yes (7 days)
Number of channels: Over 140 in base package
Cloud DVR: 1,000 hours
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Fubo TV is the ultimate streaming service for soccer: The streamer’s base package, which starts at $70 a month, includes local Fox stations and affiliates in most areas as well as Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and other sports-centric channels (matches aired on Fox Sports 1 are available in 4K). It also offers Telemundo and other Comcast-owned Spanish channels, which means soccer fans will have live access to all matches with English and Spanish commentary.
Fubo TV offers a generous 7-day free trial, which gives customers plenty of time to try out the service during the first few days of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Not sure Fubo TV is for you? Don’t worry about it — just cancel before those seven days are up, and you won’t be out a dime.
Die-hard soccer fans will no doubt love Fubo TV enough to stick with it. In addition to FIFA, Fubo TV also carries matches from other international soccer franchises, including UEFA, La Liga, Premier League, MLS, Liga MX and others.
Fubo TV‘s cloud DVR feature allows users to store 1,000 hours of content. Unlike other streaming services, recordings don’t expire, though streamers will have to delete content once they hit that 1,000-hour threshold. Still, for those who want to record every live match from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and then replay them on their time, it’s a great service with plenty of cloud DVR storage space.
Fubo TV is available on most popular streaming TV platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV) and Apple TV, as well as on phones, tablets and through Fubo TV’s website.
Other Services to Consider
- DirecTV Stream: DirecTV Stream offers local Fox broadcast stations as well as Fox Sports 1 in its base package, but things get a little confusing after that — some promotional deals include Fox Sports 2, while others require upgrading to a different package. As of now, it seems the only way to get Fox Sports 2 is to upgrade, but things may change as the 2022 FIFA World Cup progresses. DirecTV Stream is also more-expensive than many of its peers, so those who simply want live access to Team USA matches should pick from one of the four streaming services above.
- Hulu with Live TV: Hulu is owned by Disney, but that doesn’t mean it only has Disney channels: The Live TV service also offers Fox-owned stations, Fox affiliates as well as Fox’s two cable sports channels (Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2), which means it’ll offer live access to every Team USA match and others played during the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. The service is currently $70 a month, but that price is set to go up to $75 a month in December, which makes it more-expensive than some of the other choices on the list. However, Hulu with Live TV does come with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus included, so streamers who already pay for one of those services might want to consider Hulu with Live TV as a way to save some money.
- Peacock: Comcast’s streaming service Peacock ($5 a month for Peacock Premium) will offer some matches from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including Team USA events, but only in Spanish. Comcast’s Telemundo holds the domestic broadcast and streaming rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Spanish commentary; if you don’t mind watching matches in Spanish, Peacock is worth a look.
- Tubi: Fox’s free, ad-supported streaming service Tubi will offer replays of Team USA matches and others from the 2022 FIFA World Cup almost immediately after they air. If you can’t receive your local Fox station with an antenna, don’t want to pay for a streaming cable TV alternative and don’t mind watching the matches after they’ve happened, download the free Tubi app. (Tubi requires a current or new account to stream matches from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but signing up for an account is free.)
Team USA Matches
The first three Team USA matches are scheduled as follows:
- Monday, November 21: United States v. Wales (2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific, FOX)
- Friday, November 25: England v. United States (2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific, FOX)
- Tuesday, November 29: Iran v. United States (2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific, FOX)
Any games where the U.S. advances will also be broadcast on Fox as well, meaning streamers who simply want to stay on top of Team USA’s progression will only need to buy an antenna, in most cases. Those who can’t reliably receive a Fox signal should consider a streaming cable alternative like Vidgo, Sling TV or Fubo TV.
Dates and times are scheduled to change based on weather, player participation or any other number of factors.