The USL Championship announced today the opening weekend of games that will kick off the league’s resumption of the 2020 season. Nine games are scheduled between July 11-13, with five of those contests to be aired live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. The remaining games will all be available on ESPN+.


Energy FC will resume play against in-state rivals FC Tulsa on Monday, July 13 in a nationally-televised fixture. The first Black Gold Derby of the season will air live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CT. All Season Seat Members will be permitted to attend, and a limited number of single-game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. CT. Fans can sign up for the pre-sale here.


A complete schedule for the resumption of the 2020 USL Championship season will be released in the coming days.


2020 USL Championship Opening Weekend
Saturday, July 11
Real Monarchs SLC vs. San Diego Loyal SC, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)
Indy Eleven vs. Saint Louis FC, 7 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta United 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. New Mexico United, 8 p.m. ET
El Paso Locomotive FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC, 9:30 p.m. ET
Phoenix Rising FC vs. LA Galaxy II, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)


Sunday, July 12
Louisville City FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes)


Monday, July 13
OKC Energy FC vs. FC Tulsa, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Sacramento Republic FC vs. Tacoma Defiance, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN Deportes)