Broadcast partners ESPN and FS1 have selected two of the most compelling games to bring to a national audience as all 20 clubs, playing intraconference matches, kick off the final day of regular-season action simultaneously at 4 pm ET.
In addition to live game coverage, each broadcast will feature live look-ins and match analysis of all 10 matchups. Decision Day will air in more than 170 countries.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake match, as the two teams battle to secure a place among the three remaining Western Conference playoff spots. A tie may not be enough for these two, but both teams control their own destiny and are “in with a win.”
Airing parallel to the ESPN and ESPN Deportes game broadcast, ESPN2’s “MLS Decision Day Whiparound” studio show will provide two hours of unprecedented Decision Day coverage, bringing fans every goal, save and key moment from around the final day of action.
FS1 and FOX Deportes will showcase the LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas game live from StubHub Center, as Dallas look to capture the top seed in the playoffs alongside Supporters’ Shield honors.
In Canada, TSN will air the Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers game that will decide if the reigning MLS Cup champs can climb above the red line and secure a spot in the postseason to defend their title. TSN4 and RDS will carry Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire.
The remaining Decision Day matchups will be available through regional broadcasts and on MLS LIVE. MLS LIVE will offer a special one-day pass, providing 24 hours of access for a special rate of $7.99. Standard MLS LIVE blackout rules apply.
MLSsoccer.com will again provide expert analysis during the “MLS Matchday Live – Decision Day Pregame” show, preparing fans for the most exciting day of the season. Digital coverage begins at 3 pm ET on the MLS Facebook page, MLS YouTube channel, and broadcast partner platforms ESPN3, FoxSportsGo, TSNGO, skysports.com, Sky Sports Facebook page, the Sky Sports App for Smartphones and the FOX Sports Africa Facebook page.
Following the final whistle, the “MLS Matchday Live – Decision Day Postgame” show will return to the same digital platforms (with the exception of Sky Sports properties) to analyze the action, debate the playoffs contenders and look ahead to the 2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
Featured guests will include MLS coaching legend and former Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid and former Whitecaps manager Martin Rennie.
Fans following the action on social media can join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter using the #DecisionDay hashtag. Visit the Standings page for live standings, updated every 30 seconds throughout Decision Day.