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How to Watch the MLS Opening Weekend Live For Free Without Cable

Jeff Kotuby

After some well-deserved time off, the MLS returns for another exciting season of American soccer. NYCFC enters 2022 as the reigning champions, winning a thrilling MLS Cup match in penalties when regular and extra time just weren’t enough. Each MLS club will be in action this weekend, including the debut of Charlotte FC, the MLS’ 28th club.

How to Watch the 2022 MLS Opening Weekend Live

ESPN and FOX family of networks are your national destinations for MLS soccer action, while you can stream every out-of-market game with MLS LIVE which is included with a subscription to ESPN+.

You can also watch your hometown team on one of your local broadcast channels, which we’ve listed beside each corresponding match.

Here’s when and where you can watch all the MLS action this weekend:

MLS Opening Weekend Schedule

Saturday, February 26

Time Match Network
1:00 PM ET Philadelphia Union vs. Minnesota United MLS Live on ESPN+, WPHL
3:30 PM ET Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Live on ESPN+
3:30 PM ET LAFC vs. Colorado Rapids Univision, TUDN, Twitter (English audio)
5:30 PM ET FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC MLS Live on ESPN+, KMPX, KTXA
6:00 PM ET Austin FC vs FC Cincinnati MLS Live on ESPN+, KNVA, WSTR
6:00 PM ET DC United vs. Charlotte FC MLS Live on ESPN+, DCUnited.com, NBC Sports Washington+, WSOC, Telemundo
6:00 PM ET Miami FC vs. Chicago Fire MLS Live on ESPN+, WGN
6:00 PM ET San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls MLS Live on ESPN+, NBC Sports California, MSG
7:30 PM ET Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution FOX, FOX Deportes

Sunday, February 27

Time Match Network
1:00 PM ET Orlando City FC vs. CF Montreal MLS Live on ESPN+, WRBW, LionNation TV
3:00 PM ET Atlanta United FC vs. Sporting Kansas City FS1, FOX Deportes
5:00 PM ET LA Galaxy vs. NYCFC ESPN, ESPN Deportes
7:00 PM ET Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake MLS Live on ESPN+
8:00 PM ET Seattle Sounders vs. Nashville FC MLS Live on ESPN+, KCPQ

ESPN+

ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.

The service can be subscribed for US$ 6.99 / Monat per month or annually for US$ 69.99 / Jahr.

You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL and MLS game with NHL.TV and MLS LIVE.

The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN und ESPN2.

To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.

How to Stream 2022 MLS Opening Weekend for Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Five of these providers allow you to watch the 2022 MLS Opening Weekend live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.They are DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV und Sling TV.

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All Live TV Streaming Options

DIRECTV STREAM

Price: US$ 104.99
Includes: ESPN, Fox, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Telemundo, TUDN und Univision + 34 Top Cable Channels

fuboTV

Price: US$ 69.99
Includes: ESPN, Fox, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Telemundo, TUDN und Univision + 26 Top Cable Channels

YouTube TV

Price: US$ 64.99
Includes: ESPN, Fox, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Telemundo und Univision + 31 Top Cable Channels

Hulu Live TV

Price: US$ 69.99
Includes: ESPN, Fox, FS1 (Fox Sports 1) und Telemundo + 31 Top Cable Channels

Sling TV

Price: US$ 50
Includes: ESPN, Fox und FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 26 Top Cable Channels

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