MLS is back: How to watch Major League Soccer 2022 opening weekend | Time, TV channel, where to stream


The 2022 Major League Soccer season kicks off on Saturday, February 26 with an opening weekend filled with 14 thrilling football matches that North American fans have been dreaming about for months.

The games are available on a variety of channels and live TV streaming services, with ESPN Plus being the premier service for MLS fans who want to watch 10 of the 14 games this weekend. Full TV and broadcast schedule below.

Last season ended with an MLS Cup featuring the Portland Timbers against New York City FC. NYCFC won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation and overtime. It was NYCFC’s first-ever MLS Cup championship, and the first time a New York professional sports team has won a major national championship since the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2012.

It’s the 27th season of Major League Soccer, and the earliest start to a season ever. New to the league this year, Charlotte FC, the 28th team in MLS, will play at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

What is the schedule for Major League Soccer’s opening weekend?

Availability of matches varies by market for matches on local affiliate channels. Check your local listings. Every hour ET.

Saturday February 26

  • Philadelphia vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m. on PHL17. Stream on ESPN+
  • Columbus vs. Vancouver, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN+
  • LAFC vs. Colorado, 3:30 p.m. on TUDN, Univision. Broadcast on TwitterfuboTV, DirecTV streams
  • Dallas vs. Toronto, 5:30 p.m. on TXA21, KMPX-29. Stream on ESPN+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Austin vs. Cincinnati, 6 p.m. on The CW Austin, UniMas. Stream on ESPN+
  • DC vs. Charlotte, 6 p.m. on NBCSW+, WSOC-TV, Telemundo. Stream on, ESPN+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Miami vs. Chicago, 6 p.m. on WGN-TV. Stream on ESPN+
  • San Jose vs. New York, 6 p.m. on NBC Sports California, MSG. Stream on ESPN+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Portland vs. New England, 7:30 p.m. on FOX, FOX Deportes. Stream on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV

Saturday February 27

  • Orlando vs. Montreal, 1 p.m. on Fox 35 Plus, LionNation TV. Stream on ESPN+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Atlanta vs. Kansas City, 3 p.m. on FS1, FOX Deportes. Stream on ESPN+, fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV
  • LA vs. NYCFC, 5 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes. Stream to fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Houston vs. Salt Lake, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Seattle vs. Nashville, 8 p.m. on FOX 13+. Stream on ESPN+, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV

Where can I watch locally?

Wolff’s Biergarten, at 106 Montgomery St in Syracuse, will feature multiple games Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full schedule of football matches at Wolff on their website.

Can I bet on the match?

Mobile sports betting is now legal in New York, which means you can now bet on American and international football from your phone. We’ve compiled some of the best introductory offers to help you navigate your first bets from PointsBet, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and BetRivers.

What is ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus is a streaming service available from ESPN for $6.99 per month (you can cancel anytime, so if you wanted to sign up on Friday and then cancel on Sunday, you’d only be charged for one month). ESPN Plus offers a huge selection of live games from professional and college sports.

Cable packages like Spectrum, Verizon, and DirecTV don’t include ESPN Plus. Conversely, ESPN Plus does not include ESPN, ESPN2 and other ESPN channels).

ESPN+ is accessible through the ESPN app on most devices, including amazon fire, Apple, android, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox One and more.

What does ESPN Plus include?

ESPN More features live sports like College Football and Basketball, International Basketball, International League and Major League Soccer and MLB. He also has his own original TV series. Your membership also gives you access to exclusive ESPN Insider articles and content on the ESPN website.

How much does ESPN Plus cost?

$6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. The subscription does not include access to certain à la carte events, such as UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal. These events cost more, but are still exclusive to the ESPN+ service.

If you’re looking to save on a lot of streaming content, the Disney Plus Bundle includes subscriptions to Hulu ($5.99), ESPN Plus ($6.99), and Disney Plus ($7.99) for just $13.99/month. You get one of the services for free when you subscribe to all three.


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