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How to watch Major League Soccer 2020 with a VPN

Bijgewerkt: november 26, 2020
How to watch Major League Soccer 2020 with a VPN

Stream the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs live on ESPN and FS1

Price: 30 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, FS1, Fox, ESPN, ESPN 2

ESPN and Fox are the main domestic broadcasters for the MLS Cup Playoffs. Use a free trial to watch the games live on services that carry those channels!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to YouTube TV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Orange and Blue (30 USD/month and up), or Hulu+ Live TV (55 USD/month) and sign up for a free trial. You may need a U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to Sling TV or Hulu+Live TV.
  4. You’re all set!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app (on Android and iOS), the Sling TV app (on Android and iOS), or the Hulu app (on Android or iOS).

Learn more about watching YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Watch the MLS Cup Playoffs streams live on Freesports

Price: Free

Freesports and Sky are the official MLS broadcasters in the UK. You can watch up to five games each week on Freesports, including MLS Cup playoff games. The best part? You can watch the Freesports stream for free!

To watch MLS live on Freesports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Freesports.
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Freesports app on your Android or iOS device.

Stream the MLS Cup Playoffs on Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Sky Sports is the other official UK broadcaster for MLS games. However, specialized equipment is required to watch the TV broadcasts. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

MLS on Sky covers at least two regular-season games each week, the All-Star game and every MLS Cup Play-off game.

If you already have a Sky subscription, you can stream the content online via Sky Go. With a VPN, you can watch Sky Go even when you’re traveling abroad.

To watch MLS on Sky Go:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the stream!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Sky Go app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

Watch MLS Cup Playoffs replays and highlights on Pluto TV

Price: Free

Pluto TV offers the official MLS channel with replays and highlights on their website. It’s completely free!

To watch MLS games on Pluto TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Pluto TV.
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Pluto TV app on your Android or iOS device.

Watch all the MLS Cup Playoffs highlights on YouTube

The official MLS YouTube channel is your go-to spot for highlights. Catch detailed highlights of every game and take in every goal!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to the MLS YouTube channel.
  4. Enjoy!

Learn more about watching YouTube with ExpressVPN.

Catch MLS Cup Playoffs scores and highlights on the MLS app

If you don’t want to miss the latest MLS news, highlights, and scores, make sure to use the official MLS app.

Whether you want to relive the best goals of the week or dive into the latest performance stats for your favorite team, the app (on Android and iOS) is the must-have companion for every MLS fan.

Fire up the MLS app with ExpressVPN and keep yourself updated no matter where you are!

2020 MLS season calendar

Here’s the 2020 MLS calendar. Check your streaming site of choice for times. Dates listed here may be subject to change.

DateEvent
July 9 – December 11, 20202020 MLS season
December 12, 2020MLS Cup 2020
January, 20212021 MLS SuperDraft

What to expect from Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution

Time: Nov. 29, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S)

Channel: ABC

From a statistical standpoint, Orlando City SC seems to be the clearly superior squad. Both teams allowed the same number of goals during the season (26), but Orlando City scored 11 more. The favorite brings a balanced attack to the table with four players on the roster with six or more goals this year to New England’s two. The Revolution looked outgunned.

That being said, New England got off 63 more shots than Orlando this year with 13 more on target. There’s more to this underdog than meets the eye, which is why FiveThirtyEight ranks them as the third-best team remaining in the playoffs both offensively and defensively by SPI. Orlando City SC still has the best chance here, but we’ve already seen some upsets and the Revolution are a feisty side. There’s a reason they were able to take down the mighty Philadelphia Union.

What to expect from Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

Time: Nov. 29, 8:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

This is another matchup where the underdog doesn’t seem to have the firepower to keep up. The Columbus Crew’s top scorer Gyasi Zardes has twice as many goals as any player on Nashville SC, and overall the team put away 11 more tallies this year despite playing one fewer game.

Both of these sides are defensive-minded, and it would be a surprise to see a wide-open game with goals going in left, right, and centre. One goal might be enough, as it was for Nashville SC in their first-round upset of TFC on November 24.

What to expect from Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas

Time: Dec. 1, 9:30 p.m. ET

Channel: FS1

The Seattle Sounders are the reigning champions, and probably the best team left in the playoffs with the Philadelphia Union’s surprising early exit. Their offence, in particular, is outstanding thanks to the trio of Raúl Ruidíaz, Jordan Morris and Nicolás Lodeiro, who combined for 29 goals this season — exactly as many as FC Dallas scored.

It’s hard to envision Dallas coming up on top here, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. This side plays a tight game, doesn’t concede many goals, and has the ability to win a close one if they get a few breaks. If this one opens up, though, it’s game over.

What to expect from Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United

Time: Dec. 2, 9:00 p.m. ET

Channel: FS1

This looks like it might be the most evenly-matched game of the bunch as both clubs have even goal differentials and similar records. Sporting KC has a remarkably multi-faceted attack that has 11 players with at least one goal and nobody with more than six. Minnesota United is more reliant on Kevin Molino and Robin Lod, who’ve potted 41 percent of their tallies combined, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re less dangerous.

These two teams met recently —on November 1— but considering that game ended in a 0-0 draw, we didn’t learn much from it. Minnesota United is in fine form after dismantling the Colorado Rapids 3-0 in the first round, but it’s hard to penalize Sporting KC for a slightly less decisive win. If anything, their shootout victory provided proof that goalkeeper Tim Melia is ready for the spotlight.

Who will win the 2020 MLS Cup?

The Philadelphia Union finished the season at the top of the table and led the league in goals and goal differential while posting a perfect home record, that didn’t save them from an early exit. Toronto FC was the other favorite in the East considering they’d made. The MLS Cup Final in three of the last four seasons, but they too went down early. That leaves the East wide open with Columbus and Orlando City taking the mantle of conference favorites.

In the West, the biggest threats are Sporting KC, who posted the best record during the regular season, and the Seattle Sounders, who are the defending champions. Minnesota United and FC Dallas are pretty heavy underdogs, but based on what we’ve seen so far, anything is possible.

Here are the odds of each team to win the MLS Cup according to FiveThirtyEight.com:

TeamMLS Cup Odds
Sporting KC23%
Seattle Sounders23%
Columbus Crew SC17%
Orlando City SC14%
New England Revolution7%
Minnesota United6%
FC Dallas5%
Nashville SC5%

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4 thoughts on “Major League Soccer

    1. Good pick! We’ve got some Toronto FC fans here in the ExpressVPN office too.

      Any opinions on Kei Kamara and Columbus Crew? If he stays on top of the scoring charts, this could get interesting!

  1. This does not cover the MLS Live webpage/app. In 2016 I was able to access MLS Live from any of the VPN servers I tried, but this year, 2017, I have varied experiences.

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