ESPN’s 2016 Major League Soccer Schedule

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ESPN’s coverage of Major League Soccer’s 21st season will begin Sunday, March 6, at 4:30pm. ET, with a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup when league champion Portland Timbers host Columbus Crew SC on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN at Providence Park. The match will feature Darlington Nagbe, U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder, leading the 2015 MLS Cup Champions against 2015 MVP runner-up  Kei Kamara and the Crew.

2016 MLS on ESPN highlights:
·         Appointment viewing: 29 of the 33 MLS on ESPN telecast windows are on Sunday afternoon, establishing a consistent programming window for the league on ESPN;
·         The 33 regular-season matches will air on ESPN (28) or ESPN2 (5) and ESPN Deportes, the Spanish-language sports network. All matches will be streamed live on WatchESPN and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes+;
·         Up to 17 MLS telecasts on ESPN networks will feature expanded programming windows for pre- and post-game segments;
·         30 of the 32 scheduled matches involve at least one 2015 MLS Cup playoff team;
·         MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers, which led the league with six regular-season appearances last year, returns with an MLS-best eight matches on ESPN this year. Two teams – Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC – have seven matches each on ESPN networks; and New York City FC and Sporting Kansas City will each have six matches on ESPN;
·         Five MLS matches will air on UEFA European Football Championship 2016 match days – Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas (June 19), Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York City FC (June 25), Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo (June 26), New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls (July 3) and New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers on July 10, day of the UEFA EURO 2016 title match;
·         MLS Rivalry Week: Cascadia Cup matchup, Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, on Sunday, May 22, and an MLS doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 28 – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution and Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC – on ESPN.

ESPN’s 2016 MLS Schedule
(Schedule Subject to Change)
Date
Time (ET)
Match
Networks
Sun, March 6
4:30 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, March 13
5 p.m.
New York City FC vs. Toronto FC
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Sun, March 20
5 p.m.
D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Sun, April 10
4 p.m.
Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, April 17
3:30 p.m.
Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, April 24
3:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 1
3:30 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 8
3:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 15
3:30 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Orlando City SC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 22
4:30 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC *
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 29
4 p.m.
New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 19
5 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas
ESPN, ESPN Deportes**
Sat, June 25
5 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York City FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 26
6 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes**
Sun, July 3
12 p.m.
New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, July 9
3 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 10
6 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes**
Sun, July 17
4:30 p.m.
Montreal Impact vs. New York City FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sat, July 23
3:30 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 24
3 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 31
4 p.m.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 7
4 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 14
3:30 p.m.
Chicago Fire vs. Orlando City SC
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Sat, Aug 20
3:30 p.m.
New York City FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 21
3 p.m.
D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 28
2:30 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution *
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 28
5 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC *
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Sept 11
1 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Sept 18
1 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Sept 25
TBD
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 2
1 p.m.
Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 16
5 p.m.
TBD
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 23
3:30 p.m.
TBD
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
* MLS Rivalry Week
** ESPN Deportes delayed telecast

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