The 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is underway. Watching your favorite MLS team in the 2022 season will depend on where you live and the teams you want to watch. This article will break all that down, so you know which service you’ll need to watch all you’re favorite MLS teams.
How To Stream Any MLS Team’s Matches
For the 2022 MLS season, I put together a guide specific to each team. The articles below will explain how to watch that team for fans that live both inside and outside that team’s TV market. Each guide is specific to each team, describes where to watch the next match, and includes a streaming schedule for the season.
How Stream MLS Games
Nationally televised MLS games will air on ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, and TUDN/Univision. Games not nationally televised can be viewed on the local team’s regional network if you live inside the team’s TV market. If you live outside a team’s TV market, you can watch those MLS games on ESPN+. If you are interested in watching a specific team, I recommend looking at the specific team page linked above. They provide information on watching the regional network for each team.
MLS Matches on ESPN+
As long as a given match isn’t airing on a national network and you don’t live in the TV market of either team playing, you can stream that match on ESPN+. You watch ESPN+ through the ESPN App. To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device. supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox, PlayStation and more.
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. However, you can select a yearly subscription for a discounted rate of $69.99 annually. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here! For more information on ESPN+, see our ESPN+ review.
Streaming Nationally Televised Matches
All nationally televised matches in the US air on ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, and TUDN/Univision. Two services carry all of those channels, Fubo TV and DIRECTV STREAM.
fuboTV is a live streaming service that carries Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, and TUDN. They offer a 1-week free trial, which you can cancel within the trial period and not be charged. It’s also cheaper than DIRECTV STREAM at $69.99. You can cancel at any time. Service is month-to-month with no long-term contract. The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on 3 devices at once. (see our review of FuboTV)
DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that carries Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 in their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month after a 5-Day Free Trial. TUDN is available on their more expensive “Ultimate” package for $104.99 per month. However, any games on TUDN will also be streamed on Twitter, so you can airplay or cast any of those games from your mobile device to your TV for free, so I don’t recommend upgrading to Ultimate unless you have to. Check the schedule below to see all the national networks you will need this season. DIRECTV doesn’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel at any time.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to 20 devices simultaneously. See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
Hulu Live TV and ESPN+
Hulu Live TV includes access to Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 and includes ESPN+ for a price of costs $69.99 per month. The only channel missing is TUDN. However, Hulu does carry some local Univision channels in some areas, and those matches on TUDN are simulcast on Twitter for free.
You aren’t forced into a long term contract with Hulu Live TV, and they provide the following features:
- Includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2
- Price includes ESPN+ (and Disney+)
- the ability to watch on 2 devices at the same time
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like ESPN2, ESPN, ABC, TNT, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
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