Major League Soccer agrees with Apple TV on 10-year contract

Major League Soccer and Apple TV on Tuesday announced a partnership that will see every game broadcast on the app for the next decade.

From 2023 until 2032 MLS fans can access the games through the league’s streaming service where they can watch all MLS matches, the League Cup and select MLS NEXT Pro matches.

– MLS on ESPN+: Live game broadcasts and replays (US only)
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Season pass holders of all MLS teams will have free access to the service, while some MLS matches and Leagues Cups will also be available at no additional cost to Apple TV+ subscribers.

All MLS and Leagues Cup matches will be called in English and Spanish while matches involving Canadian teams will also be available in French.

“For the first time in sports history, fans will be able to access everything from a major professional sports league in one place,” Eddie Keogh, Apple’s senior vice president of services, said in a statement. “It’s a dream come true for MLS fans, football fans, and anyone who loves the sport.

“No fragmentation, no frustration – just the flexibility to sign up for one convenient service that gives you everything in MLS, anywhere and anytime you want to watch.”

Subscribers will have access to original programming, including in-depth behind-the-scenes scenes of players and clubs and a weekly live match “Whip Show” that highlights, saves and analyzes goals.

“Apple is the perfect partner to further accelerate MLS growth and deepen the relationship between our clubs and their fans,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “With Apple’s ability to create a best-in-class user experience and reach fans everywhere, it will be incredibly easy to enjoy MLS matches anywhere, whether you’re a huge fan or a casual viewer.”

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