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UPDATE 16 November 2022

Apple and Major League Soccer announce MLS Season Pass launches 1 February 2023

The MLS Season Pass logo on an image of two soccer players on field.
Apple and Major League Soccer today announced that MLS Season Pass will launch on 1 February 2023 — introducing an unprecedented subscription service to fans in over 100 countries and regions that features every live MLS regular-season match, the entire playoffs and the Leagues Cup1, all with no blackouts. MLS Season Pass will bring MLS to its biggest worldwide audience ever, in a more simple and streamlined way: all matches will be available on billions of devices through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes and game consoles, and the web at tv.apple.com/au. The launch of MLS Season Pass marks the official kick-off of the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple, a historic first for a major professional sports league.
In addition, 2023 expansion club St. Louis CITY SC today unveiled its jerseys for the inaugural season of the club and provided the first glimpse of the Apple TV sleeve patch. All 29 clubs will have the Apple TV patch in a different colour, with the rest of the clubs’ jerseys to be shared in the weeks leading up to the start of the 2023 regular season.
“There isn’t a more perfect time to introduce MLS Season Pass, coming off the heels of the most dramatic MLS Cup in history and with MLS as the fastest growing soccer league in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “We’re counting down the days to February 2023 when fans everywhere can enjoy MLS Season Pass on billions of devices — all with no blackouts.”
“We could not be more excited to bring our fans MLS Season Pass, a new home for all MLS matches and a wide variety of league and club content they can’t get anywhere else,” said Don Garber, MLS’s commissioner. “We have the most engaged and passionate fans in sports, and now they’ll have every match everywhere with MLS Season Pass.”
MLS Season Pass will be home to the most expansive and accessible programming line-up ever for MLS fans, including all MLS and Leagues Cup matches, as well as hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT games during the season. During match days, MLS Season Pass will feature an exclusive live match whip-around show so fans never miss an exciting goal or save, as well as game replays, highlights and analysis. Starting 1 February, fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app; pricing will be announced at a later date.
Launching 1 February 2023, MLS Season Pass will be the exclusive destination to watch every live MLS regular-season match, the entire post season and the Leagues Cup — all with no blackouts.
As previously announced, the MLS 2023 regular season will kick off on 25 February. The first home opener to be revealed so far is the 2022 MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC against LA Galaxy in a historic match showcasing Los Angeles’ marquee soccer rivalry at Rose Bowl Stadium — the first MLS regular-season match to be played there since 2002. All matches during the ‘MLS is Back’ opening weekend will be available to watch for free on the Apple TV app.
Fans will be able to watch MLS matches featuring English and Spanish broadcast crews, and they can easily listen to a club’s home radio broadcast on the Apple TV app. All matches involving Canadian teams will be available in French. Matches will take place primarily on Saturdays and Wednesdays, with a few matches held on Sundays. For most matches, the start time will be 7:30 pm local time, with pre-game coverage beginning at 7:00 pm EDT. A few matches each week may air at other times.
Major League Soccer’s complete 2023 schedule will be announced in mid-December.
MLS Season Pass will provide fans with in-depth coverage of their favourite clubs every week throughout the season, starting with previews of each upcoming match. On match day, fans will have the ability to watch any match from the start, no matter when they tune in. After the final whistle, fans can watch match replays, highlight packages and more, so they can catch up on anything they missed on and off the pitch.
A subscription to MLS Season Pass will be included as part of full-season ticket packages with MLS clubs. A selection of MLS and Leagues Cup matches, including some of the biggest playoff match-ups, will also be available at no additional cost to Apple TV+ subscribers, with a number of matches available for free on the Apple TV app.
Additional details about the MLS Season Pass broadcast teams, production enhancements, as well as all the ways fans can enjoy MLS content across the Apple ecosystem, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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  1. This excludes Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup for viewers in Mexico.

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