I *literally* just got a response from ESPN.com regarding my query into which matches they will be showing on their U.S. channels. Here’s the text:
ESPN has reached an agreement with Fox Sports International to televise a package of Barclays Premier League (BPL) matches in the U.S. for the 2009-2010 season beginning Saturday, August 15, through the completion of the season in May 2010.
ESPN2 will offer fans up to 48 live BPL matches this season, including live presentation of the 12 Monday afternoon (U.S. ET) matches.
ESPN2 will feature one match each Saturday at 7:45 a.m. and select Saturday matches at 10 a.m. (when there are no matches at 7:45 a.m.).
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying Arsenal in high definition on FSN, which is awesome, but the commentating is being piped in, which is hugely lame. It can’t be perfect, I guess.
Comment on the Celtic v. Arsenal match below, live, if you like.