National Independent Soccer Association Launches Broadcast Partnership with Global Leader beIN SPORTS In U.S. and Canada

Aug 27, 2020

beIN SPORTS to air every game of 2020 NISA Fall Championship Tournament
Sept. 21 – Oct. 2



CHICAGO/MIAMI (August 27, 2020) — beIN SPORTS and the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) announce a new partnership to air the 2020 Fall Championship Tournament from September 21 through October 2. The announcement marks the first-ever broadcast partnership for NISA and adds another important league to beIN SPORTS’ world-class sports programming lineup. Games will be aired in the U.S. and Canada on beIN SPORTS XTRA – the network’s free, 24/7 English-language live sports channel.

"This major broadcast partnership is big news for the fans of NISA soccer and for our growth as a league,” says NISA Commissioner John Prutch. “beIN SPORTS is an iconic brand, and we're fortunate that they share the same vision in NISA's future as our Board of Governors. I want to thank everyone that's been involved at NISA, as well as the team at beIN SPORTS for making this happen."

The tournament schedule offers double-headers on consecutive days with matches set for 5 p.m. EST and 8 p.m. EST, leading up to the championship match on October 2. The Fall Champion will host next year’s Spring Champion for the 2020-21 League Championship.

“We are thrilled to offer this latest soccer league to our fan base and help grow the world’s most popular sport in the U.S.,” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS managing director for North America. “NISA is packed with exciting local rivalries that now can reach the thousands of soccer fans watching beIN SPORTS XTRA from the comfort of their home.”

Soccer fans can watch all the action from their TV, mobile device or tablet on beIN SPORTS XTRA, available in the U.S. and Canada on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus (1163), and XUMO TV (746), and additionally in the U.S. on Pluto TV, Redbox, Tivo, and over-the-air stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas – Fort Worth, Houston, San Jose – San Francisco – Oakland, Atlanta, Miami – Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Columbus, Las Vegas, and Austin, among others.

Select matches also will air on the network’s streaming platform, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, available in the U.S. to authenticated subscribers via traditional and OTT providers including Charter, Dish, SlingTV, Verizon Fios, Cox, FuboTV, Liberty, Fanatiz, Mediacom, RCN, Atlantic Broadband, VIDGO, and Claro TV, among others.

NISA is an excellent example of the depth of talent playing professional soccer in the United States. Eight member clubs are competing in tournament including Cal United Strikers, Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, Los Angeles Force, Michigan Stars, Oakland Roots, New York Cosmos and New Amsterdam FC.

"beIN SPORTS is a premier destination for must-watch soccer programming in the U.S. and around the world,” says NISA Chief Operating Officer Brian Melekian. “NISA is a great fit for a great network, and we could not be more excited to begin this partnership."



Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS offers viewers world-class sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and free English-language network, beIN SPORTS XTRA. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1,Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana, Coupe de France, Turkish Süper Lig, Africa Cup of Nations, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Champions League and International Friendlies as well as news and in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven for fans of wrestling, mixed martial arts (MMA), skiing and handball, among others. Through beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches offered in HD on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Fans can also experience live high-quality sports properties for free via beIN SPORTS XTRA. This includes season-long access to XTRA soccer matches, XTRA combat sports, XTRA adventure sports, XTRA original studio productions, and a robust library of historically relevant sporting events. Follow beIN SPORTS on Instagram at @beINSPORTSUSA, Twitter at @beINSPORTSUSA and @ESbeINSPORTS, and Facebook at beIN SPORTS USA for the latest updates on beIN SPORTS coverage. For more information, visit and


About NISA

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Playing under the U.S. Soccer Federation, the NISA Fall 2020 season and Championship Tournament runs August 8th - October 2nd. NISA also runs the mid-summer Independent Cup, open to independent professional and amateur clubs alike. For more information about NISA visit  or contact at Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram @NISASoccer.

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