MLS on FOX - September 18, 2016

So, what are you doing this Sunday? 


With two big matches on the FOX broadcast network (one of them also aired in Canada on TSN2), you're not going to want to miss a doubleheader with plenty of playoff and Supporters Shield implications.


The two-match slate follows below. Check here for the final channel assignments for both matches in your area:

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Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy (2 pm ET)


How to watch:

TV:FOX (English), ESPN Deportes (Spanish)
Online:FOXSportsGo (in USA), MLS LIVE (in Canada)


The FOX broadcast network will air SKC-LA in both competing team’s home market as well as in select cities across the United States. Those areas not receiving the match broadcast on television will receive a regional NFL broadcast at that time and will have the opportunity to watch full coverage of the MLS match on FOX Sports GO or ESPN Deportes.


What to watch for:

Don't look now, but all of a sudden the Galaxy (No. 3 in West, 47 points) are tied for the second-best point total in MLS. With five matches to go, they're just five points back of Supporters' Shield leaders FC Dallas for the best record in MLS, and we've all witnessed over the years how Bruce Arena's teams tend to peak at just the right time before the playoffs.


Don't write a victory down in ink just yet, though. Sporting Kansas City (No. 6 in West, 39 points) haven't lost in their last seven league matches at home (6-0-1), and the Galaxy are just 3-4-7 on the road.


Also, what will you tell your friends if LA's Landon Donovan scores his first goal as an un-retiree, or Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer gets a chance for his first nationally-televised goal celebration as a new dad, and you miss it?


Exactly.


Toronto FC vs. NY Red Bulls (5 pm ET)


How to watch:

TV: FOX (in USA, English), FOX Deportes (in USA, Spanish), TSN2 (in Canada)
Online:FOXSportsGo (in USA), TSN Go (in Canada)


The FOX broadcast network will air the Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls match in the New York area as well as in select cities across the United States. Those areas not receiving the Toronto vs. New York broadcast on television will receive a regional NFL broadcast at that time and will have the opportunity to watch full coverage of the MLS match on FOX Sports GO or FOX Deportes.


What to watch for:

It's No. 1 vs. No. 3 in the East in a head-to-head matchup for the top spot in the conference at BMO Field. 


Having lost just once in their last eight league matches, Toronto FC (No. 1 in East, 46 points) currently sit atop the East, just six points behind West leaders FC Dallas for the best record in MLS.


The Reds' main threat in attack is US national team forward Jozy Altidore, who is in superlative form with six goals in his last eight matches after struggling with nagging hamstring issues earlier in the year. Altidore's regular strike partner, reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco, could also be back from injury against the Red Bulls.


The Red Bulls (No. 3 in East, 44 points) have their own star players in stellar form, including Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips (18 goals) and MLS assist leader Sacha Kljestan (15 assists). If they beat TFC and rivals New York City FC draw or lose in their match on Saturday night, the Red Bulls will finish the weekend all alone as the new Eastern Conference leaders.