The Major League Soccer season will be in full swing in a couple of months and the schedules have been released for all the teams in the 2019 season. We break down the key facts surrounding the season and have the odds for each team to win it all.
- Each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games.
- Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season and non-conference opponents once.
Opening Weekend: March 2 & 3
- Saturday: FC Cincinnati plays their inaugural MLS match on March 2 against the Seattle Sounders (10 pm ET | FS1) as part of a slate that features 10 matches.
- Sunday’s doubleheader:
- D.C. United welcome Atlanta United (6 pm ET | ESPN)
- LAFC host Sporting Kansas City (8 pm ET | ESPN)
- FC Cincinnati will play their first MLS regular season home match at Nippert Stadium on March 17 when they face the Portland Timbers (5 pm | FS1).
- Minnesota United’s Allianz Field opens its doors on April 13 against NYCFC (5 pm ET | ESPN2).
- Portland Timbers’ Providence Park, undergoing renovations, will re-open on June 1 against LAFC (10:30 pm ET | ESPN2).
MLS Cup Rematch
- If you’re amped for a taste of Atlanta-Portland after 2018’s MLS Cup final, the regular-season rematch comes Aug 18 at Providence Park (10 pm ET | FS1).
2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Break
- MLS will break from June 14-21 during the opening week of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
2019 All-Star Game in Orlando
- Orlando City Stadium will play host to 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on July 31 (FS1, UniMas, TSN, TVA Sports).
Ready for Heineken Rivalry Week?
- From August 21-25, you’ll get national broadcasts of the following matches (in the USA):
- D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 21; 8 pm ET | UniMas)
- LAFC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Aug. 21; 10:30 pm ET | UniMas)
- Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United FC (Aug. 22; 9:30 pm ET | ESPN)
- Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United (Aug. 23; 8 pm ET | ESPN)
- Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC (Aug. 23; 10 pm ET | ESPN)
- NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 24; 7 pm ET | ESPN2)
- FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 25; 8 pm ET | FS1)
- LAFC vs. LA Galaxy (Aug. 25; 10 pm ET | FS1)
Decision Day presented by AT&T: October 6
- 12 matches that all kick off at 4 pm ET.
- ESPN and MLSsoccer.com will have special coverage.
National TV in USA & Canada
- FS1 has a 30-game slate, in addition to four matches on FOX. All are simulcast in Spanish on FOX Deportes and available on FOX Sports GO.
- ESPN and ESPN2 will show 31 matches in total, including a combined 14 matches between July 12 and Aug. 24 as the push for the playoffs heats up.
- Univision has a total of 14 matches in 2019 and UniMás will have 13, including seven Friday night games. For the second consecutive season, all games on the Univision networks will be streamed on Twitter in English.
- In Canada, CTV and TSN will have regular coverage of games featuring Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, with CTV carrying eight games during the first two months of the season. TVA Sports broadcasts all of the Montreal Impact’s games in French, including a run between April 6 – May 11 when the Impact play six consecutive weekend afternoon matches.
- MLS LIVE will be available on ESPN + in the U.S. and DAZN in Canada.
ODDS to Win it All
Atlanta United FC +500
New York Red Bulls +600
LA Galaxy +800
New York City FC +900
LA FC +1000
Seattle Sounders +1000
Portland Timbers +1200
Toronto FC +1400
Sporting KC +1400
DC United +1600
FC Dallas +2000
Philadelphia Union +2000
Columbus Crew +3000
Real Salt Lake +4000
Montreal Impact +5000
Chicago Fire +5000
Houston Dynamo +6000
Cincinnati FC +6000
Vancouver Whitecaps +8000
New England Revolution +8000
Orlando City +10000
Minnesota United FC +10000
Colorado Rapids +10000
San Jose Earthquakes +10000