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2018 MLS Regular Season Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule

2018 MLS Regular Season Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule

The 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) season has arrived!

Fox Sports will broadcast 33 games, primarily on Sundays and all are simulcast in Spanish on Fox Deportes and available on Fox Sports GO.

Capitalizing on Fox Sports’ rights to the World Cup, five MLS matches will be televised by the Fox broadcast network immediately after World Cup games in the captivating final weeks of the tournament. Three of these MLS on Fox broadcasts will be preceded by Round-of-16 matches in the World Cup, one by a World Cup quarterfinal. On Sunday, July 15, after the World Cup Final, the network will present Atlanta United-Seattle Sounders.

ESPN has 28 MLS regular season broadcasts this season; three games on ESPN2. All matches on ESPN networks are simulcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on the ESPN App.

For Spanish-language broadcasts, MLS returns to Univision Deportes with 14 Saturday afternoon matches airing on the Univision Network throughout the season. UniMás will broadcast an additional 11 games, including the Cali Clasico at Stanford Stadium between the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy on Sat, Jun 30, and a Heineken Rivalry Week showdown between Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas on Thursday, Aug. 23. UDN will simulcast all 25 regular-season matches as well as the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target and MLS Cup.

In Canada, TSN has a Friday night Game of the Week from late March until early June, featuring at least one Canadian team in every game, and all matches played by Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Coverage continues throughout the season with games primarily on Saturdays. In addition, CTV will have nine Saturday afternoon games featuring Canadian teams from early Mar until mid-May. All TSN broadcasts are available on TSN GO.

MLS French-language network partner TVA Sports returns to cover all Montreal Impact games. TVA broadcasts are also available on the TVA Sports app.

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  • The following are the events including dates, start times, TV networks and (if available) announcers. All times Eastern and are subject to change.

    Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

    1:00 p.m.: Toronto FC @ Columbus Crew SC (TSN 1/4/5, ABC-6 (Ohio), Spectrum Sports OH, BCSN2)
    Announcers:
    TSN 1/4/5: Luke Wileman, Steven Caldwell, Vic Rauter
    ABC-6 (Ohio), Spectrum Sports OH, BCSN2: Neil Sika, Dwight Burgess

    3:30 p.m.: Houston Dynamo @ Atlanta United FC (Univision, Univision Deportes Network, DAZN (Canada))
    Announcers:
    Univision, Univision Deportes Network: Raúl Guzmán, Diego Balado

    7:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Union @ New England Revolution (DAZN (Canada), myTV38, PHL17)
    Announcers:
    myTV38: Brad Feldman, Paul Mariner, Naoko Funayama
    PHL17: JP Dellacamera, Tommy Smyth

    7:30 p.m.: Orlando City SC @ D.C. United (DAZN (Canada), NewsChannel 8, TV27)

    8:00 p.m.: FC Dallas @ Real Salt Lake (DAZN (Canada), KMYU, TXA-21)
    Announcers:
    KMYU: David James, Brian Dunseth
    TXA-21: Bob Sturm, Steve Davis

    10:30 p.m.: San Jose Earthquakes @ Minnesota United FC (DAZN (Canada), NBC Sports Bay Area, FOX Sports North)
    Announcers:
    NBC Sports Bay Area: Anthony Passarelli, Chris Dangerfield, Danielle Slaton
    FOX Sports North: Callum Williams, Kyndra de St. Aubin, Jamie Watson

    Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

    5:20 p.m.: Seattle Sounders FC @ Los Angeles Football Club (ESPN, WatchESPN, DAZN (Canada))
    Announcers:
    ESPN: Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman, Sebastian Salazar
    ESPN Deportes: Richard Mendez, Herculez Gomez

    6:00 p.m.: Vancouver Whitecaps FC @ Montreal Impact (TSN 1/3, TVAS)
    Announcers:
    TSN 1/3: Luke Wileman, Steven Caldwell, Stu Walters

    7:30 p.m.: Sporting Kansas City @ New York City FC (FS1, TSN2, FOX Sports GO)
    Announcers:
    FS1: JP Dellacamera, Tony Meola, Danielle Slaton
    Fox Deportes: John Laguna, Alvaro Izquierdo

    10:00 p.m.: LA Galaxy @ Portland Timbers (FS1, TSN2, FOX Sports GO)
    Announcers:
    FS1: John Strong, Stu Holden, Katie Witham
    Fox Deportes: Rodolfo Landeros, Mariano Trujillo, Jaime Motta

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