Yes. I watched ESPN3 while in Germany using Nord VPN and choosing US as country of the server to connect to.I'm in a similar bind...will be in Singapore.
Does it matter if you purchase the subscription to a VPN while in the States or overseas? Is there a difference in price? Are the subscriptions a one time fee or reoccurring?
Does the VPN simply "trick" the ESPN3 feed from knowing where you are physically present?
His wife's family members are all local.