MLS agrees Facebook deal for highlights packages

Major League Soccer is partnering with social media platform Facebook to bring highlights packages to Facebook Watch in 2020.

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.

The agreement will also bring archival clips, featuring top moments in MLS history, and player-centric highlights to Facebook Watch.

“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 senior vice president of media Chris Schlosser. “We’re proud to collaborate with Facebook to deliver exciting game recaps and engage globally with MLS fans.”

MLS will have the most comprehensive US broadcast network schedule in league history in its 25th season this year. This includes an all-time high 46 network broadcast windows across ABC, Fox, and Univision and UniMás in the United States, complemented by eight matches broadcast on CTV in Canada.

By contrast, MLS had zero games on ABC, Fox, Univision, and CTV in 2015.