ESPN’s 2012 Major League Soccer TV Schedule

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January 5th, 2012

via press release:

ESPN’s 2012 Major League Soccer Schedule

The 17th season of Major League Soccer on ESPN will begin Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes with the live telecast of the Portland Timbers vs.Philadelphia Union match from PGE Park in Portland, Ore.  The inter-conference matchup will be the culmination of Major League Soccer’s First Kick 2012, a series of nationally televised matches to open the 2012 season-opening week (March 10-12).

Highlights of 2012 MLS season:

  • All 21 (11 on ESPN2, nine on ESPN, one exclusively on ESPN Deportes) regular season matches will be available in high definition and carried on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Mobile TV,ESPN3 and WatchESPN;
  • Top three teams by appearances: current MLS champions Los Angeles Galaxy (eight), New York Red Bulls (seven) and Seattle Sounders (six);
  • ESPN will televise the only regular season meeting between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, May 5, live from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.;
  • Two of the three SuperClásico matches between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, Major League Soccer’s only intra-city rivalry (derby) matches, is exclusively on ESPN networks (Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12, at 11 p.m.);
  • Seven other matches will feature regional rivals – New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., in the East; Houston vs. Dallas in Texas; and Seattle vs. Portland in the Northwest;
  • The 2012 MLS on ESPN series will include a number of international matches featuring MLS clubs, the MLS All-Star Game, several MLS Cup Playoffs matches and the 2012 MLS Cup (schedule TBD).

ESPN’s 2012 MLS Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Change)

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Mon, March 12 9:30 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun,  March 25 4 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, April 7 5 p.m. Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, April 22 6 p.m. DC United vs. New York Red Bulls ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Fri, May 4 11 p.m. Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 5 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, May 13 1:30 p.m. Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 19 10:30 p.m. Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, June 16 5 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 24 5 p.m. Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, June 30 10 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 8 3 p.m. Chicago Fire vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, July 15 4 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sat, July 21 2:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 5 10 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 12 11 p.m. Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Aug 26 9 p.m. Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Thu, Sept 20 8 p.m. Philadelphia Union vs. DC United ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct  7 9 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 21 9 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Sun, Oct 28 9 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders ESPN/ESPN3/ESPN Deportes

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