The MLS Playoffs kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and you don’t want to miss any of the goal-scoring action leading up to the MLS Cup on December 6. For the first time ever, the entire MLS Playoffs will be broadcast on national TV networks, including ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and Fox Deportes, with UniMas airing the knockout stage.
Don’t have cable? No worries! There are plenty of legal options for you to watch a MLS Playoffs live stream and never miss a single game. Read on for our complete guide to watching the MLS Playoffs online.
Sling TV Offers MLS Playoffs Live Stream on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and UniMas
Sling TV is among the best choices to stream the MLS Playoffs without cable. Sling TV (review) is a live streaming service that gives subscribers access to a number of popular cable channels, all without the high cost or contracts that come with cable TV. You simply pay month-to-month for as long as you want to keep Sling TV, and you can stream it to a range of TV set top boxes, mobile devices, and your computer.
With Sling TV’s $20-a-month basic package, you get ESPN, which will be airing a number of MLS Playoffs games. This is a great way to follow the English-language coverage of a big chunk of the MLS Playoffs.
If you prefer Spanish-language coverage, Sling TV also carries ESPN Deportes and UniMas, the latter of which is the exclusive channel for the knockout rounds. Both of these channels are available for the knockout round via Sling TV’s “Deportes Extra” package for those who prefer Spanish coverage at an additional $5 per month.
Here’s what you can expect from Sling TV’s important features:
- No Subscription — Pay as you go, and you can cancel at any time.
- Streaming on multiple devices — Roku, Fire TV, Xbox, tablet, smart phone, laptop, etc.
- Affordable —Starts at $20 a month.
- First week free — You could watch a week’s worth of soccer free.
- Growing library of channels — More than 20 channels including ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, HGTV, and Disney, with more to be added.
If you want to watch the entire MLS Playoffs coverage on ESPN, you may consider signing up for Sling TV’s special deal. When you sign up for 3 months of service, Sling TV will give you a free Roku Streaming Stick or 50% off a Roku 3 streaming player. Either of these devices will let you watch Sling TV (and over 2,000 streaming apps, like Netflix) directly on your TV. This is the ultimate way to watch the MLS Playoffs online.
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fuboTV Lets You Live Stream Knockout Round and MLS Cup
Another good option for live streaming some of the MLS Playoffs action is fuboTV. This soccer streaming service gives fans live access to a number of popular soccer TV channels, including UniMas. Remember, all of the knockout round matches as well as the MLS Cup will be airing on UniMas. That means you can live stream the action with fuboTV on a range of devices.
FOX Soccer 2Go Offers MLS Playoffs Live Stream of FS1 and FOX Games
For the games airing on FS1 and FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer 2Go is the best live streaming service. FOX Soccer 2GO (review) allows soccer fans to follow their favorite leagues, teams, and stars as they compete globally. Any soccer matches that are airing on the FOX family of channels will be live streaming on FOX Soccer 2GO. That means you can enjoy MLS Playoffs live stream of FS1 and FOX games on a range of devices with FOX Soccer 2Go. Games are also made available for on-demand viewing after they’ve aired. Like Sling TV, FOX Soccer 2Go offers a wide array of features that can be experienced on numerous devices for constant access to the action.
The service also provides apps for Android and Apple devices. With the subscription, you can live stream soccer matches and also watch full game replays on demand. Subscribers can view FOX soccer live streams on PC, MAC, and through AirPlay on your Apple TV.
As for paying, that’s the simple part. There are two ways to pay for FOX Soccer 2 Go subscriptions —annually or month-to-month.
The monthly option is $19.99 each month. Even while paying month-to-month, you can still cancel the service as you feel.
For a full year, the annual subscription only costs $99.99. At $8 a month, you’ll save nearly $140 over the year. There’s more than 100 games aired each month on FOX Soccer 2Go, so its value will continue to show its self with each game played.
PlayStation Vue Offers FS1 and FOX Live Streams
The final options for watching the MLS Playoffs online is PlayStation Vue. Like Sling TV, Vue offers live streams of popular cable channels, and it includes FS1 and other FOX networks in its plans. However, there are some drawbacks. First, Vue is expensive, starting at $49.99 a month. Not only that, it’s only currently available in seven cities — Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, and Los Angeles. You also must have a PS3 or PS4 to watch Vue.
MLS Playoffs Live Stream Schedule
*Games airing on ESPN/ESPN Deportes/UniMas can be streamed on Sling TV.
*Games airing on UniMas can also be streamed live on fuboTV.
*Games airing on FS1/FOX Deportes available on FOX Soccer 2Go.
MLS Knockout Round
Wednesday, October 28
7:30 p.m. ET, DC United vs New England Revolution (UniMas)
10 p.m. ET, Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy (UniMas)
Thursday, October 29
7 p.m. ET, Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC (UniMas)
10 p.m. ET, Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City (UniMas)
MLS Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals
Sunday, November 1
3 p.m. ET, New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
5 p.m. ET, Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
7 p.m. ET, Columus Crew SC vs Montreal Impact (FS1, FOX Deportes)
9:30 p.m. ET, FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC (FS1, FOX Deportes)
Sunday, November 8
3 p.m. ET, D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
5 p.m. ET, Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew SC (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
7:30 p.m. ET, Seattle Sounders FC vs FC Dallas (FS1, FOX Deportes)
10:00 p.m. ET, Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC (FS1, FOX Deportes)
MLS Conference Championships
Sunday, November 22
5 p.m. ET, New York Red Bulls vs Columbus Crew SC (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
7:30 p.m. ET, FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers (FS1, FOX Deportes)
Sunday, November 29
5 p.m. ET, Portland Timbers vs FC Dallas (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew SC vs New York Red Bulls (FS1, FOX Deportes)
2015 MLS Cup
Sunday, December 6
4 p.m. ET (ESPN, UniMas)
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