CBS Sports to Provide Live Match and On-site Studio Coverage for U.S. Open Cup Final Between Messi’s Inter Miami CF Vs. Houston Dynamo
Live Match, 90-Minute Pre-Match Show and Hour-Long Post-Match Coverage of the
Sept. 27 Final Airing on Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network
Kate Abdo, Micah Richards, Clint Dempsey, Charlie Davies, Nico Cantor, Susannah Collins and announcers Andrés Cordero and Ray Hudson Lead On-Site Coverage
CBS Sports, as the English-language home of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, will provide live match and on-site studio coverage on Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network of the Inter Miami CF vs. Houston Dynamo championship fixture on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
CBS Sports’ coverage on Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network begins at 7:00 with a live 90-minute pre-match show from the field of DRV PNK Stadium. The pre-match show leads right into the match’s scheduled kickoff time of 8:30 PM, ET, as Inter Miami CF, undefeated with Lionel Messi on the pitch, hosts Héctor Herrera’s Houston Dynamo, the 2018 U.S. Open Cup winner.
Kate Abdo, Micah Richards, Clint Dempsey and Charlie Davies will lead CBS Sports’ on-site studio coverage, with Nico Cantor and Susannah Collins providing reports pitchside and from around the stadium.
Also live on site, Andrés Cordero will conduct play-by-play alongside match analyst Ray Hudson on Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network. Christina Unkel will contribute to coverage as rules analyst.
Following the match’s conclusion, the on-field studio crew of Abdo, Richards, Dempsey and Davies will wrap the action as part of an hour-long post-match show.
In addition to live match coverage, Paramount+ will also offer a second-screen “Star Cam” experience that will spotlight Messi, who set up two late goals in the Open Cup semifinal that sent the match to extra time and has scored eight goals since joining Inter Miami CF.
In addition to match coverage the evening of Sept. 27, CBS Sports Golazo Network will provide in-depth analysis of the final throughout its live studio programming, including MORNING FOOTY, BOX 2 BOX and SCORELINE. Following the conclusion of Open Cup final coverage on Sept. 27, CBS Sports Golazo Network will air the second episode of KICKIN’ IT, which features the second part of an interview with Thierry Henry.
CBS Sports Golazo Network is a first-of-its-kind free, 24-hour soccer streaming network in the U.S. offering fans unparalleled coverage of all the top domestic and international soccer competitions. Exclusively dedicated to showing the best soccer from across the world, its robust 24/7 programming lineup includes, among others, live studio shows and matches leveraging CBS Sports’ collection of top-tier soccer properties, including UEFA, Serie A, NWSL, Concacaf national team competitions and more. The Network is available on connected TV and mobile devices through Paramount+, the CBS Sports App and Pluto TV, and on CBSSports.com.
CBS Sports will also provide additional editorial coverage on CBSSports.com, the Golazo Starting XI newsletter and across its @CBSSportsGolazo social accounts.
CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Cup Final Coverage
*All times ET
|U.S. Open Cup Pre-Match Show||7:00 PM||CBS Sports Network / Paramount+|
|Inter Miami CF vs. Houston Dynamo||8:30 PM||CBS Sports Network / Paramount+|
|Star Cam – Messi Spotlight||8:30 PM||Paramount+|
|U.S. Open Cup Post-Match Show||10:30 PM||CBS Sports Network / Paramount+|