Major League Soccer franchise FC Dallas will exclusively live stream two of its games from the 2017 regular season via its official website, in what is believed to be a first for the North American competition.
FC Dallas made the announcement as it unveiled its television schedule for the 2017 season. Twenty-four of the team’s 32 league games will be available across the Dallas-Fort Worth region via local rights partner KTXA21, which provided most of its games last season.
Eight games will also be broadcast nationally by either Fox Sports 1, ESPN or Spanish-language channel UniMás. This leaves two games without television coverage, the May 31 clash against Chicago Fire and the September 27 game against Colorado Rapids.
Both of these games will be available for exclusive streaming via FCDallas.com. This option has been made available as FC Dallas “purchased its digital rights,” Gina Miller, the team's new vice-president of media and communications, told DallasNews.com.
The rights have been purchased from the league and allow the club to stream all 26 of its non-nationally televised games on its website. The streams will be geo-locked to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.