NEW YORK (March 4, 2020) – Major League Soccer today announced a partnership with Facebook to create robust recaps of all matches during the 2020 season for Facebook Watch. In addition, MLS will host a weekly Watch Party on Facebook, enabling fans around the world to connect while viewing game recaps and videos together in real-time, and create official Facebook Groups for select teams across the league.
“Facebook’s innovative Watch Party experience is the perfect place for Major League Soccer fans around the world to exchange views and share their passion for our clubs and players,” said Chris Schlosser, MLS Senior Vice President, Media. “We’re proud to collaborate with Facebook to deliver exciting game recaps and engage globally with MLS fans.”
Fans will be able to stay up to date with the latest highlights by following the MLS Facebook Page at facebook.com/MLS. Between league, team and player accounts on the platform, the MLS Facebook community exceeds more than 30 million people. The agreement will also bring archival clips, featuring top moments in MLS history, and player-centric highlights to Facebook Watch.
"Major League Soccer is one of the fastest growing leagues in the U.S., and we’re excited to help it continue to reach new fans through this partnership,” said Rob Shaw, Facebook Director of League and Media Sports Partnerships. “This content will bring people together to celebrate wins, commiserate over losses and share the top plays with their friends, making it a fantastic fit for Facebook Watch.”
Fans will be able to access MLS content on Facebook via Facebook Watch on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on a variety of TV apps.
About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 25th Season in 2020 – features 26 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to future expansion teams in Austin, St. Louis, Sacramento, and Charlotte. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy video on Facebook. Home to a wide range of video – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a destination where content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new content based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed HERE.
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