Robust recaps of all matches during the 2020 Major League Soccer season will be available on Facebook Watch, per a partnership announced Wednesday. As part of the initiative, MLS will host a weekly Watch Party on Facebook and create official Facebook Groups for select teams across the league, allowing fans globally to connect in real time.
“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 MLS SVP, Media Chris Schlosser in a statement. “We’re proud to collaborate with Facebook to deliver exciting game recaps and engage globally with MLS fans.”
Fans can 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 over 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.”
MLS content on Facebook Watch will also be accessible on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on a variety of TV apps.