MLS to enjoy record network TV coverage in 2020

Major League Soccer will have the most comprehensive US broadcast network schedule in league history in its 25th season next 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.

Among the highlights:

  • ESPN networks will show 21 matches in total, while ABC will air 10 games.
  • FS1 has a 28-game slate, in addition to four matches on Fox. All are simulcast in Spanish on Fox Deportes and available on Fox Sports Go.
  • Univision has a total of 14 matches and UniMás will have 18, with games on both networks simulcast on TUDN and streamed live in English on Twitter.
  • In Canada, TVA Sports will broadcast every Montreal Impact match. TSN, meanwhile, will air every Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps game.

As part of the MLS 25th season, ESPN will showcase San Jose Earthquakes v DC United on April 11, a celebration of the league’s inaugural match that featured the same two teams on April 6, 1996.

Fox, meanwhile, will present its first prime-time broadcast of a regular season MLS game in history, for the season opener between Nashville SC and Atlanta United on February 29 at 8pm ET. Atlanta United will feature on 18 national broadcasts.