When is the 2019 Champions League Final?: Date, time, channel, live stream, how to watch

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When is the 2019 Champions League Final?: Date, time, channel, live stream, how to watch

The UEFA Champions League Final stage is set, and it's an all-England clash.

After two improbable comebacks during the second leg of the semifinals, both Premier League squads Liverpool and Tottenham will meet in the Champions League Final, on June 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Trailing 3-0 entering the second leg, Liverpool defeated Barcelona 4-0 (4-3 aggregate) on Tuesday, clinching their spot in the Final for the second straight year.

On Wednesday, Tottenham completed a comeback for the ages of their own, trailing 3-0 to Ajax in the second half of the second leg. A hat trick by Lucas Moura propelled the Spurs into the final, as Tottenham advanced on away goals following a 3-3 tie on aggregate. Moura's decisive third goal came in the 90' +5, literally seconds before time would have run out. 

There has only been one Champions League Final before that featured two Premier League teams. That occurred during in 2007-08 tournament, where Manchester United defeated Chelsea on penalty kicks.

Liverpool and Tottenham have faced one another twice during the 2018-19 season, both during Premier League play. Liverpool came out victorious 2-1 in both matches.

For the first time since 2013, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing in the Final.

When is the 2019 Champions League Final?

The 2019 Champions League Final is Saturday, June 1, 2019. The game will take place at Wanda Metropolitano, the home of Atletico Madrid in Madrid, Spain.

What channel is the 2019 Champions League Final on?

The 2019 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT in the United States, as well as Univision Deportes.

Where can I watch a live stream the 2019 Champions League Final?

You can watch a live stream of the 2019 Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham by using  FuboTVWatchTNT and Bleacher Report Live.

What is the UEFA Champions League?

The Champions League is one of the most prestigious soccer tournaments in the world, featuring many of Europe's top clubs. The tournament is played by the winners of each domestic league, as well as runner-ups in some of the stronger leagues, such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, and Italian Serie A.

After qualification rounds, the tournament is grouped into eight groups of four teams, where the top two teams from each group have a round-robin match play. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout rounds. Each round is two-legged, as each team has a match on their home field. If the score is tied after aggregate, the team with more away goals advances. If away goals are equal, penalty kicks decide the winner.

How did Liverpool and Tottenham make the Champions League Final?

In one of the most dramatic comebacks in recent memory, Liverpool defeated Barcelona 4-0 (4-3 aggregate) on Tuesday to clinch a second straight berth to the UEFA Champions League Final. It was only the fourth time in Champions League history a team completed a three-goal turnaround. The comeback was even more impressive when taking into consideration the Reds were without two of their top strikers: Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool defeated F.C. Porto in the quarterfinals and Bayern Munich in the Round of 16.

Tottenham found their backs against the wall against the Dutch club Ajax, as they trailed 3-0 on aggregate in the second half of Wednesday's second leg. But Lucas Moura delivered a hat trick in the second half, with a last-second goal in added time to advance Spurs to the Final. In a similar dramatic fashion, Tottenham defeated Manchester City in the quarterfinals, after cruising by Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16. 

Recent Champions League History:

2017-18: Real Madrid (Spain) 3 - 1 Liverpool (England)

2016-17: Real Madrid (Spain) 4 -1 Juventus (Italy)

2015-16: Real Madrid (Spain) 1 - 1* Atletico Madrid (Spain) 

2014-15: Barcelona (Spain) 3 - 1 Juventus (Italy)

2013-14: Real Madrid (Spain) 4 -1 Atletico Madrid (Spain)

2012-13: Bayern Munich (Germany) 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

2011-12: Chelsea (England) 1 - 1* Bayern Munich (Germany)

2010-11: Barcelona (Spain) 3 -1 Manchester United (England)

2009-10: Inter Milan (Italy) 2 - 0 Bayern Munich (Germany)

2008-09: Barcelona (Spain) 2 - 0 Manchester United (England)

* = Advanced on penalty picks

Champions League Winners By Title:

13: Real Madrid (Spain)

7: A.C. Milan (Italy)

5: Bayern Munich (Germany); Liverpool (England); Barcelona (Spain)

4: Ajax (Netherlands)

3: Inter Milan (Italy); Manchester United (England)

2: Juventus (Italy); Benfica (Portugal); Nottingham Forest (England); Porto (Portugal)

1: Celtic (Scotland); Hamburg (Germany); Steaua București (Romania); Marseille (France); Borussia Dortmund (Germany); Chelsea (England); Feyenoord (Netherlands); Aston Villa (England); PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands); Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)

The Big Twenty: DC United wins MLS Cup

The Big Twenty: DC United wins MLS Cup

For the next three weeks, NBC Sports Washington will be rolling out the 20 biggest stories in DMV sports in the past 20 years. Here is No. 19.

A new phenom. A new coach. A renewed hope that DC United could return to glory and capture their first MLS Cup title since 1999.

That is exactly what transpired as the 2004 MLS season brought the fourth championship in team history to DC United.

The offseason started with the departure of Ray Hudson behind the bench, replaced by retired Chicago Fire star Peter Nowak. One of the best players in the early days of MLS, Nowak had retired from playing in 2002 before taking a job in the Chicago front office. When DCU’s ownership came calling, Nowak jumped at the chance to take over the most highly-decorated team in the league’s young history.

In the same month that Nowak took the helm, DC United brought 14-year-old phenom Freddy Adu aboard, becoming the youngest American to ever sign a contract in any professional league. The youngster carried plenty of hype into his first professional season and finished third on the team with five goals while playing in every match.

The retirement of longtime club legend, and last remaining member of the inaugural 1996 team, Marco Etcheverry at the end of the 2003 season brought an end to the initial Golden Age of DC United when the club collected eight trophies across all competitions in the first three years of its existence. 2004 marked the start of a second golden age with the team winning another four trophies to add to the trophy case in the next four years.

The regular season started slowly for United with a 5-8-6 record in the first 19 games of the season. The team rebounded in August and rode a 6-2-3 close to the season to the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Forwards Alecko Eskandarian and Jaime Moreno shouldered the scoring load for the Black-and-Red with 10 and seven goals respectively as DC got set for a Conference Semifinal matchup with the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in the first round of the postseason.

United ran through the MetroStars with back-to-back 2-0 victories, booking its place in the Eastern Conference Final with the New England Revolution. A riveting back-and-forth game saw United take the lead three separate times only for the Revolution to equalize thrice themselves. All level at three after 90 minutes and extra time, the game was decided in the first-ever penalty shootout in MLS history. In the sudden-death sixth round, United’s Brian Carroll scored and goalkeeper Nick Rimando saved a Clint Dempsey penalty to advance to the club’s fifth MLS Cup in the first nine years of the league.

Kansas City Wizards emerged from the Western Conference to face the Black-and-Red in MLS Cup 2004 played at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Kansas City took an early lead before DC scored three goals in seven minutes and held on for the fourth title in the club’s eight-year history, and to date, the last time the club has lifted the MLS Cup.

Washington Spirit trade USWNT forward Mallory Pugh for draft picks

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Washington Spirit trade USWNT forward Mallory Pugh for draft picks

The Washington Spirit traded U.S. Women's National Team forward Mallory Pugh to Sky Blue FC on Thursday.

In the deal, the Spirit received the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday's NWSL draft, which they used to select UCLA junior forward Ashley Sanchez. The Spirit also acquired the No. 4 and No. 8 picks of the second round and a 2021 first-rounder.

Washington initially announced that the trade was for a "player to be named later." A post on the team's Twitter account thanking Pugh eventually confirmed the news.

"Thank you @MalPugh for everything you have done for the club and this city. Best of luck with @SkyBlueFC," read the tweet.

Pugh, 21, played in 19 games with seven starts for the U.S. national team in 2019, and her six goals tied for fifth on the team. She made three appearances and scored one goal with one assist as the U.S. claimed gold in the World Cup. She had 10 goals and four assists in three seasons with the Spirit.

Like Pugh, Sanchez is also a member of the USWNT program. After being selected on Thursday, she said the process of turning pro was stressful.

"It was a little stressful, but I'm just really excited," Sanchez said. "This is what I've always dreamed about. And to be at a team like Washington, it's really humbling."

Sanchez led UCLA with 15 assists in the 2019 season, tying her own school single-season record from the previous season, and she was second on the team with seven goals. Sanchez is UCLA’s all-time assists leader with 42 and was a 2018 first-team All-American.

"Ashley is one of the most dynamic players to ever play at UCLA," said UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell. "It's remarkable that she broke our career assists record as a junior. We know Ashley's success as a Bruin will help her in her endeavors as a professional and national team member. We are excited for her future and wish her the best of luck."

In the second round, the Spirit drafted USC's Natalie Jacobs and Washington State's Averie Collins. They drafted Kansas' Katie McClure in the third round and Sanchez's UCLA teammate Kaiya McCullough in the fourth.