SiriusXM to offer live coverage of 2014 MLS season

SiriusXM to offer live coverage of 2014 MLS season

Major League Soccer

SiriusXM to offer live coverage of 2014 MLS season

Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey (2), Sporting KC defender Lawrence Olum (13)

Photo by Joshua Weisberg/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

MLS is hitting radio airwaves this season.

MLS announced on Thursday that SiriusXM FC, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 soccer channel, will offer live nationwide coverage of the 2014 season. SiriusXM will feature a live “MLS Game of the Week” broadcast throughout the regular season plus coverage of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game, MLS Cup playoffs and MLS Cup final.

“Major League Soccer continues to grow in popularity and we’re excited to expand our coverage to deliver more MLS games than ever before to our listeners across the country,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming, in a statement.  “Soccer fans are among the most passionate fans in sports and SiriusXM FC offers those fans a level of access to their sport that few other media outlets do.”

SiriusXM began carrying select MLS games back in 2012, but this year’s coverage will be the most extensive schedule aired by the satellite radio provider to date.

Week 2’s featured matchup will be the game between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Pre-game coverage for the Saturday showdown begins at 4pm ET.

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What do you make of this development? Impressed by the amount of coverage SiriusXM is dedicating to MLS? Does this make you want to get satellite radio?

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