ESPN 2 live transmission New York Cosmos, Cuba encounter

 havana-live-new-york-cocmosHAVANA, may 27  The New York Cosmos have done a good job of leveraging their media exposure as the first American professional sports team to play a match in Cuba in the post-embargo era.

Now, they will have a larger audience to showcase their historic event.

ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes will simulcast One World Sports’ live telecast from Havana, Cuba this coming Tuesday, June 2nd.

The match on ESPN2 will be called by JP Dellacamera and former Cosmos goalkeeper, Shep Messing, with Ed Cohen reporting live from Havana. On ESPN Deportes, play-by-play commentator Richard Mendez will work alongside analyst Manu Martin for the event.

The Cosmos will be the first U.S. professional soccer franchise to play in Cuba since the Chicago Sting visited in 1978, and the first U.S. professional sports team to visit there since the Baltimore Orioles played the Cuban national baseball team in an exhibition game in Havana in 1999.