MLS, Twitter reach deal to provide live matches, highlights and features

MLS, Twitter reach deal to provide live matches, highlights and features

A three-year deal will provide MLS fans with a broad slate of weekly programming including live matches, highlights and features. Fans nationwide will be able to follow their favorite teams and players via MLS's Twitter handles, @MLS and @FutbolMLS, and can expect Twitter and MLS to collaborate on innovative executions during the season. "Passionate MLS fans will now have live match day action alongside real-time commentary from experts and fellow fans all in one place on Twitter." Schedule of matches streaming on Twitter in U.S. Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC Sat, Mar 17 Chicago vs. LA Galaxy Sat, Apr 21 NY Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas Sat, Jun 30 Houston vs. FC Dallas Sat, Sep 8 NYCFC vs. D.C. United Sat, Sep 15 LAFC vs. San Jose Sat, Sep 29

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Major League Soccer and Twitter are teaming up.

A three-year deal will provide MLS fans with a broad slate of weekly programming including live matches, highlights and features.

Fans nationwide will be able to follow their favorite teams and players via MLS’s Twitter handles, @MLS and @FutbolMLS, and can expect Twitter and MLS to collaborate on innovative executions during the season.

Additionally, beginning this weekend live matches, produced in Miami, will be available in English on Twitter via @UnivisionSports and @MLS. The first MLS match streamed on Twitter in the United States will feature Real Salt Lake hosting expansion club Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) this Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

“MLS constantly strives to connect with fans in new and innovative ways,” said Chris Schlosser, SVP Media, MLS. “Our fans are the youngest and most socially engaged in pro sports, which is why we are excited to partner with Twitter to feature live matches on their platform.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Major League Soccer to bring live soccer matches and video highlights to Twitter,” said Kay Madati, VP and Global Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter. “Passionate MLS fans will now have live match day action alongside real-time commentary…

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