TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League (USL) announced today a renewed broadcast agreement with SiriusXM that extends into 2025. Under the new agreement, SiriusXM will continue to air USL Championship games, and will be the audio home of the USL Championship Final, USL Super League inaugural Final, USL League One Final and USL League Two Final.
Since 2020, the SiriusXM FC channel has been the home of the USL Championship, airing a USL Game of the Week to its audience across the United States and Canada. Future coverage is expected to include select games from the inaugural 2024-2025 USL Super League season. Additionally, “USL All-Access” returns Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET on SiriusXM FC, with hosts Mike Watts and Devon Kerr. The weekly show will provide listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the USL, featuring highlights and storylines from across the USL.
SiriusXM FC is available to subscribers nationwide in their cars (channel 157) and on the SXM App.
“At the USL, we want to ensure that our games are available to our fans wherever they want to experience them,” said Chief Commercial Officer Court Jeske. “SiriusXM has been a great partner the last three years and extending this relationship on the men’s side was an easy choice. We are also incredibly proud that they will offer coverage of the USL Super League, our new women’s professional league, with the inaugural season beginning in August of 2024.”
As the play-by-play voice of the USL Championship since the 2015 USL Championship Final, Watts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the airwaves. In addition to his broadcast work in the USL Championship, Watts is coming off a 2021 in which he called eight domestic and international finals, including the U.S. Men's National Team's triumphs in the 2021 Concacaf Nations League and the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. Watts has led coverage of Concacaf's most prominent club and national competitions since 2016, including calling the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Final on Fox Sports. In addition, Watts also works on ESPN's soccer portfolio, Cincinnati Bengals television broadcasts, Westwood One's College Football Game of the Week, and is a public address announcer at Madison Square Garden.
Devon Kerr is no stranger to the soccer world, both domestically and globally. Kerr is currently an analyst for MLS Season Pass on Apple TV as well as the FOX Sports family of networks. The USL Championship’s lead analyst since 2018, Kerr also serves as lead analyst for the NCAA Men’s College Cup on ESPN & CONCACAF events such as FIFA World Cup Qualifying and the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Kerr serves as the lead analyst for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, having previously contributed to coverage of the 2019 and 2022 finals. Kerr also appears on ESPN, NCAA, EA Sports and MLS platforms. He played collegiately at Stetson University and competed in the Germany’s Regionalliga with Altona 93.
“The USL has a terrific and dedicated fanbase across the country and we’re pleased to deliver those fans both the action on the pitch and a show dedicated to their league,” said Eric Spitz, SiriusXM’s Vice President of Sports Programming. “We’re excited to not only renew our agreement with the USL for multiple years, but also expand our coverage and be the exclusive audio home of the USL Championship Final, League One Final, League Two Final and the new USL Super League Final.”
Additionally, the USL Championship and SiriusXM also announced the first set of games that will air on the SiriusXM FC channel, beginning with a matchup between Charleston Battery and Detroit City FC tonight, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.ET.
2023 USL CHAMPIONSHIP ON SIRIUSXM FC BROADCAST SCHEDULE
June 7 – Charleston Battery vs. Detroit City FC
June 9 – San Diego Loyal SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC
June 14 – Hartford Athletic vs. Detroit City FC
June 28 – Oakland Roots SC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC
June 30 – FC Tulsa vs. Detroit City FC
July 3 – Loudon United FC vs. Hartford Athletic
Additional games to be broadcast on SiriusXM FC will be announced over the course of the season.
For more information on how to listen to USL All-Access, please visit uslchampionship.com/siriusxm