MLS stands for Major League Soccer and is the sport’s highest level in America and Canada. The league comprises 27 teams – 24 in the US and 3 in Canada – and plans to expand to 30 teams by the 2023 season.
The MLS regular season typically starts in late February or early March and runs through mid-October, with each team playing 34 games.
Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, and none for a defeat. The team with the best record at the end of the season are awarded the Supporters’ Shield.
Fourteen teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs in late October and November, culminating in the league’s championship game, the MLS Cup.
WHERE CAN I STREAM MLS?
This season’s MLS will run from April 16th, 2021, to November 7th, 2021. The MLS Cup Playoffs will run from November 19th, 2021, to December 11th, 2021.
ESPN and FOX share the English broadcast rights, and games are broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, FOX, and FS1.
Univision owns the Spanish broadcast rights, and games are broadcast on Univision, TUDN, UniMas, ESPN Deportes, and FOX Deportes.
All three broadcasters will air at least 34 regular-season matches per season during these windows. Games not televised nationally are aired by regional sports networks or local broadcast television stations.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STREAM MLS?
To get access to Univision, TUDN, UniMas, ESPN Deportes, and FOX Deportes, you can get a subscription to Fubo TV Latino Quarterly, which costs $33 a month.
HIGH PRESS SOCCER RECOMMENDATION
The best value for money is the Hulu Live, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle for $73.99 a month.
For an extra $8 a month, an ESPN+ subscription will get you access to Soccer from La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Bundesliga DFB-Pokal, FA Cup, Carabao League Cup, Championship, League One, League Two, Eredivisie, Scottish Premiership, MLS, USL, UEFA Nations League, and much more.
WHERE TO BET THE MLS IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in more than two dozen states. You can bet online in some states, but only in-person betting is allowed in most of them.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.