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How to watch the Sounders in 2019

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Whether you have an antenna, a cable box or use a streaming service this is how you will follow Seattle’s MLS season.

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This year, as we do, Sounder at Heart will remind you how to watch every match via our gamethreads as well as the storystream covering each match. Most weekends we will also have an MLS open thread featuring matches on national TV or ROOT Sports (Portland), or ones that are exceptional and should be watched via streaming.

Seattle Sounders have 11 matches on national television in the United States and four in Canada. The rest will be available in English in the Seattle Nielsen market (and some outlying areas west of the Cascades) and at least four on KUNS in Spanish. Every match will be available on YouTube TV in Washington — for those that are using the service as a cable/satellite replacement — unless you live in a part of Washington that is within 75 miles of Portland.

If you live outside of the state, ESPN+ will get you all local Sounders games. National matches can be found on various streaming services, depending on which channel is carrying it on cable/satellite.

We’ve broken down how to watch games based on where you live.

In Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area

When on local stations

English antenna/satellite/cable: JOEtv

English Streaming: YouTube TV, Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Spanish antenna/Satellite/cable: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle

When on national stations

English satellite/cable: ESPN, FS1, Univision/UniMas via SAP

English Streaming: Watch ESPN (if on ESPN), Fox Sports GO (if on Fox), Twitter (if on Univision/UniMas), YouTube TV subscribers will get all national partners, Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Spanish Satellite/cable: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Deportes, Univision/UniMas

ESPN+ will be subject to black outs. It is an out-of-market service

Rest of Washington minus Clark County-ish

Streaming on YouTube TV whether national or local matches. Fubo TV (affiliate link) will also have the national broadcast matches.

When on national stations

English satellite/cable: ESPN, FS1, Univision/UniMas via SAP

English Streaming: Watch ESPN (if on ESPN), Fox Sports GO (if on Fox), Twitter (if on Univision/UniMas), YouTube TV subscribers will get all national partners, Fubo TV (affiliate link)

Spanish Satellite/cable: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Deportes, Univision/UniMas

ESPN+ will be subject to black outs. It is an out-of-market service

Rest of United States

Streaming is your best choice.

English Streaming: Watch ESPN (if on ESPN), Fox Sports GO (if on Fox), Twitter (if on Univision/UniMas), YouTube TV subscribers will get all national partners but not the JOEtv games, ESPN+ will have all local games, Fubo TV (affiliate link)

English satellite/cable: ESPN, FS1, Univision/UniMas via SAP

Spanish Satellite/cable: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Deportes, Univision/UniMas

When on national stations

English satellite/cable: ESPN, FS1, Univision/UniMas via SAP

Spanish Satellite/cable: ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Deportes

In Canada

Matches against Vancouver and Toronto will be on TSN.

The match against Montreal will be on TVA Sports.

MLS Live is available on DAZN if you are a Sounders fan in the Great White North.

International

The best way is to check listings on LiveSoccerTV.com. International broadcasts can be highly variable, and we do try to update them in our gamethreads. For example, at this time, the opening game on Saturday is only available in Denmark, Canada and the USA.

MLS and ESPN just reached a four-year deal regarding Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean.