Major League Soccer today announced that FS1 and FOX Deportes will carry four-and-a-half hours of MLS Soccer Sunday coverage on October 15, as flex scheduling during the penultimate week of the regular season allows partners to select the most compelling matchups seeding the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Beginning at 4 p.m. CT, an all-Eastern Conference window opens with five concurrent matchups before the action continues at 6:30 p.m. CT with five Western Conference games and one inter-conference matchup – all kicking off at the same time. FOX Sports has selected a key matchup of focus in each conference, and will incorporate a live studio show with hosts Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas providing up-to-the minute highlights and live look-ins during the most captivating moments around the league.
This is the second year that MLS and their TV partners have done this in the penultimate week of the regular season. They’ll also have all kickoffs start at the same time next week on Decision Day.
FC Dallas looks to maintain their position in the playoff race as they head to Washington for the lone trip to Seattle in the regular season this year.