US Open Cup secures new broadcasting rights
GolTV has secured the rights to soccer's US Open Cup championship game for the next three years, reports SportsPro. The dedicated football channel, which broadcasts matches with both English and Spanish commentary, has reached a deal for an undisclosed fee with the US Soccer Federation.
Played since 1913, the US Open Cup features teams from all levels of the American soccer pyramid, from amateur leagues to Major League Soccer.
This year's final will be played at Livestrong Sporting Park between Sporting Kansas City and defending champions Seattle Sounders on 8th August. The winners will be rewarded with a place in the 2013/14 Concacaf Champions League.
Rodrigo Lombello, the chief executive officer of GolTV, said: "Acquiring the broadcast rights to the final of the US Open Cup through 2014 is an important milestone for GolTV as we continue to offer our passionate viewers more soccer content than any other network.
"With concerted efforts to expand our portfolio of matches from the Americas, we are tapping into one of the fastest growing markets, as the popularity of the sport in the US continues to reach new heights."