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MLS to air more than 20 of the most thrilling historic matches
League to offer fans free enhanced, interactive experiences across digital platforms in week-long celebration of the sport

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Monday, May 11, 2020) – Major League Soccer is teaming with its media partners in the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, in addition to premium beer brand Heineken®, to bring more than 20 thrilling classic matches to fans as the League celebrates MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week.


From reminiscing rivalry matchups to reliving unforgettable memories, MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week will virtually bring together soccer’s passionate fan bases as the league’s oldest foes and newest rivalries celebrate the sport from May 11-17 with matches airing on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, FS1, TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com and more.


Beginning today at 4 p.m. ET, MLSsoccer.comMLS YouTube, MLS Facebook and MLS Twitter accounts will kick off the week of historic rivalry games with the 2019 #HellisReal Derby match between FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew SC.


Two matches during the week will feature the special MLS Classics: Remix production providing fans an enhanced global broadcast experience. Current players, MLS Greats, and, for the first time, fans will join MLSsoccer.com talent, including Andrew Wiebe and Stephen Keel to provide unique insights and perspectives on these unforgettable matches.


Throughout the week, MLS digital and social channels will celebrate rivalries though exclusive content and unique experiences, including live chats with MLS stars, rivalry-themed trivia nights, and more. MLS’s flagship programs, including Player Chat Live, The Kickaround, Extratime driven by Continental, and The Call Up, will also highlight rivalry-themed content and host a variety of fan-engagement opportunities.


In addition to the classic matches and programming, the culmination of the eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola® and PlayStation® airs on Sunday, May 17 on FS1 and TSN2 at 6 p.m. ET. New esports rivalries are anticipated to emerge when Atlanta United and Los Angeles Football Club join Sporting Kansas City and New York City FC on the digital pitch in Sunday’s EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Championship competition.


Fans can join the conversation on social media using #RivalryWeek, the official Heineken® Rivalry Week hashtag.


The schedule of MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week matches is detailed below. Twitter will also be livestreaming throughout the week, and Pluto TV will support MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week with unique programming.


For more information on #RivalryWeek, visit MLSsoccer.com.


Heineken Rivalry Week Schedule: May 11 to 17


Monday - May 11
4 PM ETFC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew SC (from Aug 25, 2019)
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, MLSsoccer.com


Tuesday - May 12
4 PM ETColorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake (from Oct 25, 2008)
Featuring new, live commentary from from current and past MLS players and MLSsoccer.com personalities
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, MLSsoccer.com
9 PM ETLAFC v LA Galaxy (from Oct 24, 2019)
WATCH ON: ESPN Deportes
11 PM ETSan Jose vs. LA Galaxy (from Jun 25, 2016)
WATCH ON: TUDN


Wednesday - May 13
4 PM ETFC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo (from Aug 27, 2016)
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
6 PM ETOrlando City SC vs. Atlanta United (from Aug 24, 2018)
WATCH ON: ESPN
8 PM ETNYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (from Jun 28, 2015)
WATCH ON: ESPN
10 PM ETPortland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (from Jun 25, 2017)
WATCH ON: ESPN


Thursday - May 14
4 PM ETReal Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City (from Jul 20, 2013)
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
6 PM ETToronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round)
WATCH ON: TSN2
8 PM ETToronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Leg 2)
WATCH ON: TSN2
10:30 PM ETSeattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (from Oct 9, 2013)
WATCH ON: TSN2


Friday - May 15
12:45 PM ETNYCFC v New York Red Bulls (from Aug 22, 2018)
WATCH ON: MLS on Pluto TV
4 PM ETBest of: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers
Featuring new, live commentary from Seattle and Portland fans
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
9 PM ETPortland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC (from Jun 25, 2017)
WATCH ON: ESPN Deportes
11 PM ETNYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (from Aug 24, 2019)
WATCH ON: ESPN Deportes


Saturday - May 16
NOON ETLA Galaxy vs. LAFC& (from Jul 20, 2019)
WATCH ON: ESPN Deportes
2 PM ETLA Galaxy vs. LAFC (from Aug 24, 2018)
WATCH ON: MLS on Pluto TV
4 PM ETD.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls (from Aug. 21, 2019)
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
6 PM ETLAFC vs. LA Galaxy (from Aug 25, 2019)
WATCH ON: FS1


Sunday - May 17
NOON ETMontreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (from Aug 24, 2019)
WATCH ON: MLS on Pluto TV
4 PM ETNYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (from Aug 24, 2019)
WATCH ON: MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
7 PM ETMontreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (from Oct 21, 2018)
WATCH ON: TVAS


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