When we think of football, we generally think of the EPL (English Premier League) or the Champions League, with leagues that call it ‘soccer’ giving some of the more traditionalists chills. But for those who simply enjoy the beautiful game, tuning into overseas competitions means you can get your football fix all year round.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is America’s football competition, drawing in names like David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Australia’s own Tim Cahill over the years, keeping fans across the globe entertained. But like many American sports, watching in Australia means you either have to wake up extra early, or run the risk of having the end result spoilt before you get a chance to watch the game. But where can you watch all the action from the MLS in Australia? Canstar Blue looks at where to catch every clearance, cross and goal for the upcoming season.
How to watch Major League Soccer in Australia
You can tune into Major League Soccer (MLS) matches via Kayo, Foxtel and beIN SPORTS, with each offering live and on-demand coverage of multiple games per round.
Major League Soccer on Kayo
Kayo offers both live coverage and replays of multiple MLS games per round of the regular season, meaning you can cheer on your team in real-time or in your own time. In addition to the majority of regular season games, Kayo has previously covered the playoffs, as well as the All-Star Game, which showcases the best of the MLS against big name clubs from other leagues.
|Brand||Subscription Type||No. of Screens/same time viewing||Advertised Cost^^/month|
Kayo One Subscription
min. cost $25 over 1 month
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min. cost $27.50 over 1 month
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min. cost $35 over 1 month
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription
min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $27.50/mth
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Major League Soccer on beIN SPORTS & Foxtel
beIN SPORTS is available within Foxtel’s Sports Package, or you can simply sign up for a contact-free subscription via the beIN SPORTS website. Live coverage from every MLS round is included in both the Foxtel and separate beIN SPORTS services, although neither actually list how many games per round are included, meaning there is a chance you may not get to see the game you want.
Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and the A-League are also available via beIN SPORTS for those looking to keep up to date with all football results
When does the 2021 MLS season start?
Originally slated for a February start, the 2021 MLS season was pushed back to April, 2021, with the regular season expected to run until early November, with the Playoffs to be played between November 2021 and December 2021.
Photo Credit: MLS.com