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How to Watch MLS in Week 29, TV and Streaming Listings

Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View

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FOX is going big on Sunday with three games.
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Three Big Storylines:

  1. Toronto FC has a chance to clinch the Supporters’ Shield on Saturday with a win at the New England Revolution (2 PM, MLS Live) and a draw or loss by New York City FC against the Houston Dynamo. Toronto played midweek and lost 5-3 at home to the Montreal Impact. TFC was without Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco who were injured and are questionable for today. They also chose to rest playmaker Victor Vazquez, who leads MLS with 16 assists, on Wednesday. Vazquez should start against the Revs. This will be New England’s first game since firing Jay Heaps. Heaps had been with the Revolution since 2001, taking over the head coaching duties starting with the 2012 season and as a player from 2001-09. Tom Soehn will be the interim manager.
  2. As little as a month ago David Villa looked to be a lock for MLS MVP. Now that race has tightened up since Villa was injured with the Spanish national team and missed most of the last three matches. Villa should return today for the national TV game against the Houston Dynamo. But now Portland’s Diego Valeri, who set an MLS record by scoring in his eighth straight game in the Timbers 2-1 loss at RSL last weekend, and Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez have joined the MVP conversation. Martinez has eight goals in his last four games giving him 17 goals in only 15 games played this season.
  3. FOX is running their annual NFL and MLS doubleheader on Sunday. Depending on where you live you will either see Sporting Kansas City host a struggling LA Galaxy at 11 AM Pacific before your NFL 1 PM kickoff game. Or you will see Atlanta United play their fifth of a six game homestand against the Montreal Impact at 2 PM after the 10 AM NFL game. And if you live in Seattle, the Sporting KC versus the Galaxy game will be on Joe TV instead of Q13 FOX. This will also be Landon Donovan’s debut as an MLS commentator. Donovan will be doing color commentary with John Strong on the call and Katie Whitman on the sideline for the Sporting versus LA Galaxy match.

And Regardless of where you live, Fox Sports 1 finishes the MLS weekend with the Portland Timbers hosting Orlando City SC at 5 PM on FS1.

From a Sounders Point of View:

Coming into the weekend the Seattle Sounders are fourth in the Western Conference but only one point behind the Vancouver Whitecaps who are in first. Sporting KC and the Timbers are tied with Seattle on points but lead on tiebreakers. The top of the Western Conference is very tight.

To start the weekend, let’s cheer for New York City FC. Keep the Houston Dynamo below that red line.

D.C. United could get a home result when they host the San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday 4 PM, MLS Live). The Quakes are five points back of the Seattle - Portland - SKC jumble in the West, let’s keep them back.

The Vancouver Whitecaps host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night (7 PM, MLS Live). Go Rapids!

The LA Galaxy have been a disaster this year averaging less than a point a game and below the expansion Minnesota United in the table coming into the weekend. Here’s hoping they have a moment and put together a good game against a tired Sporting Kansas City team that won the US Open Cup on Wednesday. Let’s go Galaxy.

Lastly, to finish out the weekend we are all fans of the purple. Go Orlando City, get a result in Portland.

National TV Listings:

New York City FC v Houston Dynamo

Date/Time: Saturday, Noon

TV: UniMas

Streaming: Univision Deportes and Facebook

Sporting Kansas City v LA Galaxy (check local listings)

Date/Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM

TV: FOX (Joe TV in the Puget Sound area), FOX Deportes

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

John Strong on the call, Landon Donovan color commentary with Katie Whitham on the sidelines.

Atlanta United v Montreal Impact (check local listings)

Date/Time: Sunday, 2:00 PM

TV: FOX, FOX Deportes

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

JP Dellacamera on the call, Brad Friedel color commentary with Danielle Slaton on the sidelines.

Portland Timbers v Orlando City

Date/Time: Sunday, 5:00 PM

TV: Fox Sports 1

Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Keith Costigan on the call, Alexi Lalas color commentary with Paul Tenorio on the sidelines.

This is your Sounder at Heart MLS Week 29 open gamethread. Watch with us.

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