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MLS and Univision team up to stream games on Facebook Live

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“Matchday Live” preview show also in the works

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Major League Soccer and Univision Deportes have announced a partnership to live stream league matches on Facebook Live for the 2017 season.

At least 22 matches during the 2017 MLS regular season that are being broadcast on Univision networks in Spanish will now be available in the US for live streaming in English via the Univision Deportes Facebook page. The live streamed matches, which will be produced for consumption on mobile devices, will feature Facebook-specific commentators, interactive graphics, and fan Q&A and polling features allowing viewers to engage directly with commentators throughout matches.

The first MLS match to be streamed on Facebook will be Atlanta United hosting the Chicago Fire on March 18 at 4 pm ET.

Additionally, MLS will produce 40 exclusive “Matchday Live” shows on Facebook on MLS game days, which will feature highlights and analysis from around the League and a preview of the day’s upcoming matches. These shows will be produced specifically for Facebook and available on the MLS Facebook page. The pilot episode of "Matchday Live" ran on MLS Opening Weekend, and the next episode will happen this weekend, starting at 4 pm ET.