The 2016 MLS season kicks off on Sunday. Yeah, we're excited too.
Watch our "Week 1 LIVE" show
So excited, in fact, that we're going to do something we've never done before. We're going to produce a live digital second-screen experience to get you ready for the season and bring you closer to the action as it unfolds on the day.
MLS Soccer Sunday: Week 1 LIVE will bring you four hours of coverage from 1:00PM ET to 5:00PM ET on March 6. It will air on MLSsoccer.com (on this page, actually, so bookmark it!), ESPN3 and FOXSportsGO in the United States. It will be available on SkySports.com and Sky Sports for Mobile apps in the UK.
So what are the details? you ask.
Well, Week 1 LIVE will get you prepared for the season and take you into the action on the day. We'll have club previews, live look-ins to the first six matches of the day, in-depth analysis of the game action, and live reports from the stadiums, all into the lead-up to the four nationally broadcast matches that evening.
We've got a killer line-up of MLS experts on the show:
- Russ Thaler, host
- Jason Kreis, former MLS player and coach
- Heath Pearce, KICKTV personality, former U.S. Men’s National Team defender and MLS player
- Calen Carr, former MLS player with the Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo
- Peter Walton, GM of Professional Referees Organization (PRO)
- Matt Doyle, MLSsoccer.com’s Armchair Analyst
- Diego Pinzon, FutbolMLS.com editor
- Kevin Brown, Fusion personality
- Katie Witham, long-time MLSsoccer.com on-air contributor
In addition, we'll have Kristen Kenney reporting on location in Chicago and Jillian Sakovits live from Portland.
No live show would be complete without hearing from the fans. We'll have social media correspondents at all 10 venues, and we'll be integrating social media activity and user-generated content curated through the hashtag #SoccerSunday.
So join us. It's going to be awesome, and the perfect way to get ready for the 2016 MLS season and the first Soccer Sunday of the year.
MLS Soccer Sunday Week 1 Schedule
- 1:30 p.m. ET, New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC (TSN4, RDS2, MLS LIVE*)
- 2 p.m. ET, Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS LIVE*)
- 2 p.m. ET, Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC (MLS LIVE*)
- 3 p.m. ET, Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution (MLS LIVE*)
- 3 p.m. ET, San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS LIVE*)
- 3 p.m. ET, FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS LIVE*)
- 4:30 p.m. ET, Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, MLS LIVE*)
- 5:30 p.m. ET, Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact (TSN1/3, RDS, MLS LIVE*)
- 7 p.m. ET, Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City (FS1, FOX Deportes, MLS LIVE*)
- 10 p.m. ET, LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United (UniMás, MLS LIVE*)
* = MLS LIVE blackout policies may apply.