MLS, Twitter reach deal to provide live matches, highlights and features

Twitter MLS

Major League Soccer and Twitter are teaming up.

A three-year deal will provide MLS fans with a broad slate of weekly programming including live matches, highlights and features.

Fans nationwide will be able to follow their favorite teams and players via MLS's Twitter handles, @MLS and @FutbolMLS, and can expect Twitter and MLS to collaborate on innovative executions during the season.

Additionally, beginning this weekend live matches, produced in Miami, will be available in English on Twitter via @UnivisionSports and @MLS. The first MLS match streamed on Twitter in the United States will feature Real Salt Lake hosting expansion club Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) this Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

"MLS constantly strives to connect with fans in new and innovative ways," said Chris Schlosser, SVP Media, MLS. "Our fans are the youngest and most socially engaged in pro sports, which is why we are excited to partner with Twitter to feature live matches on their platform."

"We are excited to collaborate with Major League Soccer to bring live soccer matches and video highlights to Twitter," said Kay Madati, VP and Global Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter. "Passionate MLS fans will now have live match day action alongside real-time commentary from experts and fellow fans all in one place on Twitter."

Schedule of matches streaming on Twitter in U.S.

Watch at live.twitter.com/mlsenunivision

Sat, Mar 10
2:30 PM CT
Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC
Sat, Mar 17
2:30 PM CT
NYCFC vs. Orlando
Sat, Mar 24
2:30 PM CT
FC Dallas vs. Portland
Sat, Mar 31
12:00 PM CT
Orlando vs. NY Red Bulls
Sat, Apr 7
2:00 PM CT
NY Red Bulls vs. Houston
<strong>Sat, Apr 14</strong>
<strong>2:30 PM CT</strong>
<strong>Chicago vs. LA Galaxy</strong>
<strong>Sat, Apr 21</strong>
<strong>1:00 PM CT</strong>
<strong>NY Red Bulls vs. Chicago</strong>
Sat, Apr 28
2:30 PM CT
Philadelphia vs. D.C. United
Sat, May 5
3:00 PM CT
LAFC vs. FC Dallas
Sat, May 12
2:30 PM CT
FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy
<strong>Sun, May 20</strong>
<strong>3:00 PM CT</strong>
<strong>Chicago vs. Houston</strong>
Fri, May 25
8:00 PM CT
Houston vs. NYCFC
Fri, May 25
10:00 PM CT
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose
<strong>Sat, Jun 2</strong>
<strong>2:00 PM CT</strong>
<strong>Chicago vs. San Jose</strong>
Sat, Jun 23
5:00 PM CT
NY Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas
Sat, Jun 30
9:00 PM CT
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy
Sat, Jul 21
2:30 PM CT
Atlanta vs. D.C. United
Thu, Aug 23
8:00 PM CT
Houston vs. FC Dallas
Sat, Sep 8
2:30 PM CT
NYCFC vs. D.C. United
Sat, Sep 15
2:30 PM CT
Colorado vs. Atlanta
Sat, Sep 22
2:30 PM CT
LAFC vs. San Jose
<strong>Sat, Sep 29</strong>
<strong>2:30 PM CT</strong>
<strong>Chicago vs. LAFC</strong>
Sat, Oct 6
2:30 PM CT
Atlanta vs. New England
Sat, Oct 13
2:30 PM CT
D.C. United vs. FC Dallas