MLS originals remember 1996 Inaugural Match: San Jose vs. D.C. United

EDITOR'S NOTE: To mark the anniversary of Major League Soccer's first-ever game between the San Jose Clash and D.C. United on April 6, 1996, MLS YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels will air the game at 4 pm ET this Monday. A part of MLS Classics: Remix, the enhanced broadcast will feature alternative commentary from MLS legends Eric Wynalda and Jeff Agoos, as well as current D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and MLSsoccer.com's David Gass. You can also now follow the @MLSin96 Instagram account, which will chronicle the entirety of the inaugural MLS season in “real-time” throughout 2020.


It's been exactly 25 years since Major League Soccer's inaugural match on April 6, 1996, but the memories of the players, coaches, executives and broadcasters involved haven't dulled.

Re-live the occasion with the likes of Bruce Arena, Sunil Gulati, Eric Wynalda and Jeff Agoos, among others, and be sure to check out our oral history of the match between the San Jose Clash and D.C. United for even more fascinating details.