Carolina Challenge Cup to be broadcast on beIN Sports

Atlanta United's preseason tournament in Charleston, SC will be broadcast on national television.

beIN SPORTS has acquired the U.S. television rights for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup. The national sports network will broadcast the entirety of the tournament live, set to take place on February 17, 21, and 24, 2018 at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina.

This year’s Challenge Cup features doubleheaders between Charleston Battery and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC and Minnesota United. Viewers can tune-in to all six of the tournament’s matches LIVE on beIN SPORTS.

“We’re obviously really excited to partner with beIN SPORTS for Challenge Cup,” said Charleston Battery Chairman Eric Bowman. “Our preseason tournament was the first of its kind when we started it in 2004. Fast forward fourteen years and it will be televised nationally, which speaks to how far it’s come and the growing popularity of the USL and MLS brands.”

beIN SPORTS is a world-class sports network that broadcasts international sporting events across multiple platforms to millions of viewers. beIN SPORTS is home to major soccer competitions including LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers.

The 14th iteration of the Carolina Challenge Cup will feature some of Major League Soccer’s best players including Miguel Almiron  (Atlanta United), Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew SC), and Kevin Molino (Minnesota United). Returning to Challenge Cup for the second consecutive year, Atlanta United and Columbus Crew will bring new faces including U.S. Men’s National Team players Darlington Nagbe (Atlanta United) and Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC) plus MLS record signing Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United).

The Carolina Challenge Cup begins on Saturday, February 17 with Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew followed by Charleston Battery vs. Minnesota United. A limited number of tickets and series passes are still available; to purchase tickets and for more information please visit charlestonbattery.com or call 843-971-4625.