Major League Soccer and Twitter are teaming up.
A three-year deal will provide MLS fans with a broad slate of weekly programming including live matches, highlights and features.
Fans nationwide will be able to follow their favorite teams and players via MLS's Twitter handles, @MLS and @FutbolMLS, and can expect Twitter and MLS to collaborate on innovative executions during the season.
Additionally, beginning this weekend live matches, produced in Miami, will be available in English on Twitter via @UnivisionSports and @MLS. The first MLS match streamed on Twitter in the United States will feature Real Salt Lake hosting expansion club Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) this Saturday, March 10 - stream starts at 3:50 p.m. ET (pregame coverage, in Spanish, on Univision starts at 3:30 PM ET).
"MLS constantly strives to connect with fans in new and innovative ways," said Chris Schlosser, SVP Media, MLS. "Our fans are the youngest and most socially engaged in pro sports, which is why we are excited to partner with Twitter to feature live matches on their platform."
"We are excited to collaborate with Major League Soccer to bring live soccer matches and video highlights to Twitter," said Kay Madati, VP and Global Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter. "Passionate MLS fans will now have live match day action alongside real-time commentary from experts and fellow fans all in one place on Twitter."
Schedule of matches streaming on Twitter in U.S.
Watch at live.twitter.com/mlsenunivision
|Sat, Mar 10||3:50 PM ET||Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC|
|Sat, Mar 17||3:30 PM ET||NYCFC vs. Orlando|
|Sat, Mar 24||3:30 PM ET||FC Dallas vs. Portland|
|Sat, Mar 31||1:00 PM ET||Orlando vs. NY Red Bulls|
|Sat, Apr 7||3:00 PM ET||NY Red Bulls vs. Houston|
|Sat, Apr 14||3:30 PM ET||Chicago vs. LA Galaxy|
|Sat, Apr 21||2:00 PM ET||NY Red Bulls vs. Chicago|
|Sat, Apr 28||3:30 PM ET||Philadelphia vs. D.C. United|
|Sat, May 5||4:00 PM ET||LAFC vs. FC Dallas|
|Sat, May 12||3:30 PM ET||FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy|
|Sun, May 20||4:00 PM ET||Chicago vs. Houston|
|Fri, May 25||9:00 PM ET||Houston vs. NYCFC|
|Fri, May 25||11:00 PM ET||LA Galaxy vs. San Jose|
|Sat, Jun 2||3:00 PM ET||Chicago vs. San Jose|
|Sat, Jun 23||6:00 PM ET||NY Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas|
|Sat, Jun 30||10:00 PM ET||San Jose vs. LA Galaxy|
|Sat, Jul 21||3:30 PM ET||Atlanta vs. D.C. United|
|Thu, Aug 23||9:00 PM ET||Houston vs. FC Dallas|
|Sat, Sep 8||3:30 PM ET||NYCFC vs. D.C. United|
|Sat, Sep 15||3:30 PM ET||Colorado vs. Atlanta|
|Sat, Sep 22||3:30 PM ET||LAFC vs. San Jose|
|Sat, Sep 29||3:30 PM ET||Chicago vs. LAFC|
|Sat, Oct 6||3:30 PM ET||Atlanta vs. New England|
|Sat, Oct 13||3:30 PM ET||D.C. United vs. FC Dallas|