MLS Soccer 2024: Where & How to Watch Every Match in the U.S.

The decade-long Apple TV deal for MLS highlights another instance of live sports moving to online streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime and many others. 

MLS Soccer 2024
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The 2024 MLS Soccer regular season is here, and it’s easier than ever to watch on any Smart TV, smartphone or streaming device. 

A big highlight for Major League Soccer fans this season is Lionel Messi playing for Inter Miami. He’s a huge soccer star, and his joining the team has made MLS even more exciting. 

You can watch all of Inter Miami’s games leading up to the season, including a special game against Messi’s old team, Newell’s Old Boys, on Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass.

The 2024 regular season kicked off on Monday. And once again this season, MLS Season Pass is the main place to see all the games. A MLS Season Pass subscription is $12.99 per month for Apple TV+ subscribers. (Apple TV+ is $9.99 per month on its own.) You can also get MLS Season Pass if you are not an Apple TV+ subscriber for $14.99 per month.

The Apple TV app works with lots of Smart TVs, streaming devices and smartphones, so you can watch from anywhere. 

See More: MLS Season Pass at Apple.

Where to Watch MLS Soccer in the U.S.

Apple took over the streaming rights for MLS as part of a 10-year deal that began in 2023, so you won’t find any games on ESPN and Univision as in years past. 

If you are wondering which TV channel MLS Soccer is on, you can still catch some games on FOX, FS1, and FOX Deportes, just like before. FOX struck a separate deal that gave them U.S. broadcasting rights.

The decade-long Apple TV deal for MLS highlights another instance of live sports moving to online streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime and many others. 

For soccer fans in the U.S., that has meant turning to ESPN+ for Bundesliga and La Liga, Paramount Plus for Champions League and Serie A, and Peacock for Premier League. Fanatiz likewise streams live international soccer matches on beIN Sports, GolTV and Real Madrid.

Apple TV Plus lets you watch the games in lots of countries — about 100 total — not just the U.S. 

2024 MLS Soccer Season

Teams like LAFC, Philadelphia Union, and Seattle Sounders are some of the top ones to watch. The season begins with a special game on February 21 at DRV PNK Stadium. Inter Miami CF will play against Real Salt Lake, and you can watch it on MLS Season Pass. The first week will have 14 more games, with one of the big ones being LA Galaxy against Inter Miami CF.

This year, every team will play 34 games, half at home and half away. The schedule has lots of important dates, like Rivalry Week from May 11-18 and the MLS All-Star Game on July 24. 

There’s also a break for the Leagues Cup, a big tournament, from July 26 to August 25. The regular season ends on October 19, and the final big game, MLS Cup 2024, will be on December 7.

Courtesy: Apple

For fans who don’t want to miss anything, the MLS Season Pass is ideal. It shows every MLS game, and it has special shows like MLS 360 and MLS Wrap-Up to give you all the details and expert views. Plus, some games will also be on FOX Sports networks, TSN, and RDS for fans in Canada.

2024 MLS Soccer Schedule Highlights

  1. 2024 Opener: Miami vs. RSL
    • Date: February 21
    • Match: Inter Miami CF vs. Real Salt Lake (8 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
  2. MLS is Back Weekend
    • Dates: February 24-25
    • Highlighted Match: LA Galaxy vs. Inter Miami CF (8:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
  3. Rivalry Week
    • Dates: May 11-18
    • Key Matches:
      • May 11: Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass, FS1)
      • May 12: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC (4:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass, FOX)
      • May 15: Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
      • May 18: Toronto FC vs. CF Montréal (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
  4. El Tráfico at the Rose Bowl
    • Date: July 4
    • Match: LA Galaxy vs. LAFC (10:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
  5. MLS Cup Rematch
    • Date: July 13
    • Match: LAFC vs. Columbus Crew (10:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass)
  6. MLS All-Star Game
    • Date: July 24
    • Location: Columbus at Field
  7. Leagues Cup Break
    • Dates: July 26 – August 25
  8. Decision Day 2024
    • Date: October 19
    • Eastern Conference matches begin at 6 pm ET
    • Western Conference matches begin at 9 pm ET
  9. MLS Cup 2024
    • Date: December 7

How can I watch MLS Soccer in 2024?

Apple TV+ has widespread support on streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast with Google TV. No matter what kind of device you have, you can probably use it to watch the games.

It also works with many different Smart TVs including LG, Samsung and Hisense, making it easy for fans to watch the games from anywhere.

This season is all set to be full of excitement and great moments. Whether you watch the games online with Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass or on regular TV, you won’t miss any of the action.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

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