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MLS 2023 schedule: Key matches, Apple streaming details, and how to watch

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The 2023 Major League Soccer season will kick off on February 25th with free open weekend games on the Apple TV app, MLS Announced Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:

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  • This is the first season of the league’s 10-year partnership with Apple. With the tech giant paying $2.5 billion for the rights to show every MLS game.
  • St. Louis City kicked off their inaugural season with a tough trip to Q2 Stadium to play the Western Conference Finals Austin F.C on February 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Will host the Expansion Club Charlotte on March 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET in their season-opening NBA home game.
  • The All-Star Game will take place on July 19 at Audi Stadium, home of D.C. United. The league said the competitor would be announced at a later date.
  • Starting in 2023, all 47 MLS and Liga MX clubs will compete League Cup Reimagined, as the month-long, CONCACAF-sanctioned event, would become the first major soccer tournament to feature every club from two top-flight leagues, per MLS. (The league’s regular season will pause after the July 15 games and resume on August 20.)

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MLS Opening Weekend

  • Nashville SC will host New York City on February 25 at 4:30 PM ET as the first game of the 2023 MLS season.
  • Los Angeles Galaxy He opens his season against the reigning MLS Cup champions LAFC in the El Tráfico rivalry match on February 25 at 9:30 PM in the Rose Bowl.

Rivalry week

  • Rivalry Week will take place from the 13th to the 20th of May, starting from Atlanta United Host Club Charlotte on May 13 at 7:30 PM ET. At the same time, the New York Red Bulls He will face NYCFC at Red Bull Arena. (Note: NYC Soccer will split games between nine venues at Yankee Stadium, six at Citi Field, and two to be determined.)
  • The LA Galaxy will play the San Jose Earthquakes at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 14 at 9:30 PM ET, which will be followed by nine games to close out the weekend.

MLS Cup rematch

  • the Philadelphia Union LAFC faces off on September 23 as last year’s MLS Cup finalists battle it out against each other.

MLS Resolution Day 2023

  • All teams will face in-conference opponents prior to the playoffs on MLS Decision Day on October 21 with kick-off dates announced at a later date.
  • MLS said details of the 2023 playoffs schedule will be announced at a later date.

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See the full schedule here.

With St. Louis City SC joining the Western Conference, Nashville SC returns to the Eastern Conference in 2023. All Eastern Conference teams will play two games against each conference opponent and one game against six different non-conference opponents. All Western Conference teams will play two games against each conference opponent, one or two overtime games against a conference opponent and one game against six or seven different non-conference opponents.

MLS will stop during FIFAInternational windows in October and November. Thirteen MLS teams have been selected to play during the FIFA International Window in June and September.

The 5 MLS Teams That Have Qualified For The CONCACAF Champions League – Austin FC, Orlando CityLAFC, Philadelphia Union and Vancouver Whitecaps The round of 16 starts on March 7-9.

the Seattle Sounders She will play in the FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place from 1-11 February in Morocco. Dates and fixtures have not been confirmed yet, per MLS.

MLS-Apple streaming, and how to watch

Fans will be able to watch every regular season, playoff, and League Cup game on MLS Season Pass, the league’s new subscription streaming service on the Apple TV app that launches February 1.

A subscription to the MLS Season Pass will be included with every full Season Pass account. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share a subscription using their Apple ID and password.

In 2023, Fox Sports will broadcast 34 games, including 15 on Fox and 19 on FS1, with all Fox Sports programming available in Spanish on Fox Deportes. TSN and RDS’ condensed schedule of regular season games will be announced in the coming weeks, per MLS, with at least one game per week featuring a Canadian team.

National broadcast schedule

MLS national broadcast schedule, 2023

Date a house far away category start (f) start (local time) comments

2/25/23

Nashville

New York

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

3:30 p.m

2/26/23

Seattle

Colorado

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

20:00

5:00 pm

3/4/23

LAFC

Portland

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

1:30 p.m

3/11/23

Charlotte

Atlanta

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

3/18/23

Seattle

LAFC

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

3 o’clock

12:00 pm

3/25/23

Portland

Los Angeles Galaxy

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

1:30 p.m

4/1/23

Los Angeles Galaxy

Seattle

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

7:30 p.m

4:30 p.m

4/8/23

LAFC

Austin

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

7:30 p.m

4:30 p.m

4/16/23

Los Angeles Galaxy

LAFC

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

1:30 p.m

4/23/23

Atlanta

Chicago

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

4:30 p.m

4:30 p.m

4/29/23

Nashville

Atlanta

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

1:30 p.m

12:30 pm

4/30/23

Minnesota

dallas

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

9:00 pm

20:00

5/7/23

Seattle

Kansas City

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

1:30 p.m

5/14/23

Los Angeles Galaxy

San Jose

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

9:30 pm

6:30 p.m

Rivalry week

5/17/23

Philadelphia

Capital

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

Rivalry week

5/20/23

Saint Louis

Kansas City

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

9:30 pm

9:30 pm

Revarly Week

5/28/23

Nashville

Columbus

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

8:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

5/28/23

Kansas City

Portland

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

3 o’clock

3 o’clock

31/5/23

Atlanta

New Britain

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

6/3/23

Seattle

Portland

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

1:30 p.m

6/11/23

Portland

dallas

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

10:00 pm

7:00 pm

6/11/23

Saint Louis

Los Angeles Galaxy

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

1:00 pm

12:00 pm

7/2/23

Atlanta

Philadelphia

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

7/15/23

Atlanta

Orlando

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

8/20/23

Columbus

Cincinnati

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

8/20/23

Saint Louis

Austin

Apple / FS1 / FOX Deportes

9:30 pm

8:30 p.m

8/27/23

Minnesota

Seattle

Apple / FOX / FOX removals

4:30 p.m

3:30 p.m

9/3/23

Philadelphia

New York Red Bulls

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

9/17/23

Austin

Portland

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

8:30 p.m

8:30 p.m

9/24/23

Orlando

Miami

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

7:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

9/24/23

Austin

Los Angeles Galaxy

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

9:30 pm

8:30 p.m

10/1/23

LAFC

Real Salt Lake

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

20:00

5:00 pm

10/4/23

Nashville

Orlando

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

8:30 p.m

7:30 p.m

10/4/23

LAFC

Minnesota

Apple/FS1/FOX Deportes

10:30 pm

7:30 p.m

*All national broadcasts on FOX and FS1 are also available on FOX Deportes and Apple TV.

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