MLS Heineken Rivalry Week is back!
Nine of the most anticipated showdowns of the MLS season will take place across two weekends with the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, featuring the MLS All-Stars against their Liga MX foes, bridging the gap.
It all starts Friday (10:30 pm ET | ESPN2, ESPN Deportes) with one of the longest-running rivalry matches in league history, as the resurgent LA Galaxy host the San Jose Earthquakes in the latest edition of the California Clasico.
The matchup features the league’s all-time leading goal scorer, Chris Wondolowski of the Earthquakes, against a Galaxy side led by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez that's in the race for the 2021 Golden Boot presented by Audi with 10 goals.
On Saturday, there’s a rivalry doubleheader beginning with “The Nicest Rivalry in Sports” as Minnesota United host Sporting Kansas City at 3:30 pm (ESPN, ESPN Deportes), followed by the New York Derby at Red Bull Arena between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC (8 pm ET | FS1, FOX Deportes).
MLS Heineken Rivalry Week continues on Friday, August 27 with the latest Hell is Real derby encounter between FC Cincinnati and the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field (6:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes), followed by Orlando City SC hosting Inter Miami CF (8:30 pm | ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
Atlanta United and Nashville SC renew their budding rivalry at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, August 28 (3:30 pm ET | Univision, TUDN), followed by the latest El Trafico showdown between the LA Galaxy and LAFC from Banc of California Stadium (7 pm ET | FOX, FOX Deportes).
MLS Heineken Rivalry Week concludes Sunday, August 29 with a Copa Tejas meeting between Austin FC and FC Dallas from Q2 Stadium (8 pm ET | FS1, FOX Deportes) and the oldest rivalry in North American soccer as Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers square at Lumen Field (10:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes) in the 113th all-time meeting.
Fans can join the conversation on social media using #RivalryWeek, the official Heineken® Rivalry Week hashtag. Twitter will also livestream the Atlanta United versus Nashville SC match.
MLS Heineken Rivalry Week Schedule
Friday, August 20
- 10:30 PM ET - LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes - ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Saturday, August 21
- 3:30 PM ET - Minnesota United vs. Sporting KC - ESPN, ESPN Deportes
- 5:30 PM ET - Columbus vs Seattle - FOX, FOX Deportes
- 8:00 PM ET - New York Red Bulls vs. NYCFC - FS1, FOX Deportes
Friday, August 27
- 6:30 PM ET - Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati - ESPN, ESPN Deportes
- 8:30 PM ET - Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF - ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Saturday, August 28
- 3:30 PM ET - Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC - Univision, TUDN
- 7:00 PM ET - LAFC vs. LA Galaxy - FOX, FOX Deportes
Sunday, August 29
- 8:00 PM ET - Austin FC vs. FC Dallas - FS1, FOX Deportes
- 10:30 PM ET - Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers - ESPN, ESPN Deportes