After a couple of years with Sinclair and one year with FloSports, D.C. United has returned to an old friend: NBC Sports Washington, the successor of Comcast SportsNet, will broadcast D.C. United’s games for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. NBCSW and TeleXitos will both broadcast up to 33 games this season, with Dave Johnson returning to broadcast the Black-and-Red as he has every year, and Moises Linares will be the lead broadcaster for the broadcasts on TeleXitos.
D.C. United tells me that people who were blacked out from both ESPN+ and https://t.co/AK7hgvY17u streaming on Saturday should be able to watch this weekend's game for free on https://t.co/AK7hgvY17u #dcu— Ben Bromley (@BromleySoccer) April 19, 2021
The “up to” 33 games is doing some work in that announcement, because the main downside to NBCSW/Comcast SportsNet in the past has been the fact that, given that they also have the rights to the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, some games will likely be bumped to NBCSW+. NBC Sports Washington and NBCSW+ are carried on all the major cable companies in the greater DMV and on the various satellite TV providers as well.
TeleXitos is available over-the-air on 44.2 in the D.C.-area as the subchannel of D.C.’s Telemundo channel on 44.1; however, it looks like it is only available in standard definition. Hulu with Live TV ($72.99/month) and FuboTV ($64.99/month) have both NBCSW and NBCSW+, while YouTube TV ($64.99/month) has only NBCSW.
The games will also be shown on ESPN+ outside of the D.C. United geofence, and on their website with in the geofence:
It should be easier to watch D.C. United this year than any recent one, so get excited!