Major League Soccer and Fox Soccer agreed to a one-year deal Friday, continuing the broadcasting relationship between the two that goes back to 2003. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
The opening game of the Fox Soccer Channel slate is the first-ever MLS match for the Portland Timbers, when the expansion side takes on MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids on March 19.
The match is one of seven featuring the Rapids, which ties them for most appearances on FSC with the Los Angeles Galaxy. FSC will also show the first MLS Cup rematch between Colorado and FC Dallas on April 8. That match marks one of two nationally televised regular-season games for FCD this season.
Here's the schedule of MLS games on FSC this season (all times Eastern):
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ON FSC
3/19 – Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 9 p.m.
3/25 – Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo, 10 p.m.
4/1 – Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
4/8 – FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, 9 p.m.
4/16 – Toronto FC vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
4/22 – Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders, 9:30 p.m.
4/23 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers, 11 p.m.
4/29 – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 8:30 p.m.
5/6 – Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union, 10:30 p.m.
5/14 – Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo, 9 p.m.
6/3 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. D.C. United, 11 p.m.
6/10 – New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 8:30 p.m.
6/11 – Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 10 p.m.
6/17 – Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8:30 p.m.
6/25 – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 11 p.m.
7/2 – D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union, 7 p.m.
7/9 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, 10:30 p.m.
7/16 – Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, 4 p.m.
7/29 – Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m.
7/30 – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 7:30 p.m.
8/5 – Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 9:30 p.m.
8/13 – Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 8:30 p.m.
8/20 – Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 10 p.m.
8/27 – Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 10:30 p.m.
9/9 – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids, 11 p.m.
9/16 – Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution, 11 p.m.
9/23 – Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union, 8:30 p.m.
10/1 – Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
10/15 – Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m.
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