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How to Watch MLS in Week 3, 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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Twitter will stream MLS Univision games in English this year.
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Author’s Note: MLS Live will be replaced by a new service called ESPN+ this spring. Until ESPN+ rolls out, MLS Live is free for everyone on or via your preferred streaming platform (I use a Roku box and it works great). Details on registering here.

Three Big Storylines:

  1. It is week 3 in the MLS season and we have nine games on the docket, which means that five teams are on a bye heading into next week’s international break. But the international break is not so much a break as a slow down with six games scheduled for next Saturday. It is also a light national TV weekend with only Univision and the Twitter stream of the week on national TV. But that means every other game is free on MLS Live.
  2. Through two weeks only four teams have a perfect six points. If you had Columbus Crew SC, New York City FC, Los Angeles FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps as the six point clubs through two weeks, then congratulations! The San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union also have a perfect record but have only played one game. The Crew are in Philadelphia while NYCFC is hosting Orlando City, Vancouver is in Atlanta and LAFC has a bye in week 3. All of the games involving our six point clubs bring intriguing stories to Saturday’s action: Is Gyasi Zardes for real? Will Orlando be able to integrate Sacha Kljestan who is making his debut after a two match ban to kickstart a stalled offense and can Vancouver continue it’s hot streak in front of 70,000 or so supporters in Atlanta?
  3. D.C. United have only two home games between the start of the season and mid-July when they open their new stadium. Today they host the Houston Dynamo at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The SoccerPlex only seats 5,500 fans if all the standing room is sold out and configured to maximum capacity. Word out of Maryland is that tickets are still available. Look for today’s match to be the lowest official attendance in the history of MLS. It is definitely not an ideal temporary facility, but the intimate feeling might have a US Open Cup sort of feeling and once the calendar rolls around to July and United get their long awaited Soccer Specific Stadium, all will be forgiven.

From a Sounders Point of View:

The Seattle Sounders are in Frisco to take on FC Dallas in the lone Sunday game on this week’s schedule. Likely due to the NCAA tournaments taking all the attention from MLS’s national TV partners, ESPN and Fox Sports, this game will be on local television.

Seattle just needs to cobble together a lineup, get some sort of result in Dallas and limp home from a long and unsuccessful road trip, then concentrate on getting everyone healthy.

National TV Listings:

New York City FC v Orlando City SC

Date/Time: Saturday, 12:30 PM

TV: Univision

Streaming: Univision Deportes and the first ever MLS Twitter stream

This is your Sounder at Heart MLS Weekend Week 3 open gamethread. Watch with us.

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