MLS Kickoff Times and TV Schedules

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Saturday, March 9

Check back 36-48 hours before game day for updated kickoff times
Home Away Kickoff TimeAnnounced/Actual Kickoff Time TV
NYCNew York City PORPortland 2:09pm EST* 2:00pm EST / 2:09pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
TORToronto CLTCharlotte 2:09pm EST approx. 2:00pm EST / 2:09pm EST approx.
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN4
US: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN4
ATLAtlanta NENew England 7:39pm EST* 7:30pm EST / 7:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
CLBColumbus CHIChicago 7:39pm EST* 7:30pm EST / 7:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
RBNYNew York DALDallas 7:39pm EST* 7:30pm EST / 7:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
ORLOrlando MINMinnesota 7:39pm EST* 7:30pm EST / 7:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
PHIPhiladelphia SEASeattle 7:39pm EST* 7:30pm EST / 7:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
ATXAustin STLSt. Louis 8:39pm EST* 8:30pm EST / 8:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
RSLSalt Lake COLColorado 9:39pm EST* 9:30pm EST / 9:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
LAFCLAFC SKCKansas City 10:39pm EST* 10:30pm EST / 10:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
SJSan Jose VANVancouver 10:39pm EST* 10:30pm EST / 10:39pm EST*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free

Sunday, March 10

Check back 36-48 hours before game day for updated kickoff times
Home Away Kickoff TimeAnnounced/Actual Kickoff Time TV
CINCincinnati DCD.C. 3:09pm EDT* 3:00pm EDT / 3:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
NSHNashville LALA 3:09pm EDT* 3:00pm EDT / 3:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
MIAMiami MTLMontréal 5:09pm EDT* 5:00pm EDT / 5:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
US: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass

Saturday, March 16

Check back 36-48 hours before game day for updated kickoff times
Home Away Kickoff TimeAnnounced/Actual Kickoff Time TV
DCD.C. MIAMiami 2:09pm EDT* 2:00pm EDT / 2:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
CHIChicago MTLMontréal 2:09pm EDT* 2:00pm EDT / 2:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
SEASeattle COLColorado 3:39pm EDT approx. 3:30pm EDT / 3:39pm EDT approx.
TVUS: FOX / Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN5
US: FOX / Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN5
CLBColumbus RBNYNew York 7:39pm EDT* 7:30pm EDT / 7:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
NYCNew York City TORToronto 7:39pm EDT approx. 7:30pm EDT / 7:39pm EDT approx.
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN4
US: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN4
ATXAustin PHIPhiladelphia 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
DALDallas VANVancouver 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
HOUHouston PORPortland 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
SKCKansas City SJSan Jose 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
MINMinnesota LAFCLAFC 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
NSHNashville CLTCharlotte 8:39pm EDT* 8:30pm EDT / 8:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
LALA STLSt. Louis 10:39pm EDT* 10:30pm EDT / 10:39pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free

Sunday, March 17

Check back 36-48 hours before game day for updated kickoff times
Home Away Kickoff TimeAnnounced/Actual Kickoff Time TV
NENew England CINCincinnati 2:09pm EDT* 2:00pm EDT / 2:09pm EDT*
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
US: Apple TV - Free
ATLAtlanta ORLOrlando 7:09pm EDT approx. 7:00pm EDT / 7:09pm EDT approx.
TVUS: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN1
US: Apple TV - Free
Canada: TSN1

* No kickoff time was provided for this game, but Apple TV-only games have been kicking off about 9 minutes after the announced time.

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FAQ

Why did you make this site?

MLS games kick off anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes after the published time, and it's very difficult for fans to find out what time the game will actually kick off. This is disrespectful to the fans, who should be able to plan when they need to leave work, when halftime will be, etc. without sitting through 20 minutes of previews or, alternatively, planning for a late kickoff and missing the first 20 minutes.

That's weird. Does any other major sports league do this?

No! If a Premier League game says it kicks off at noon, the game will kick off at noon. NFL afternoon games will advertise a 1:05 or 1:25 kickoff, and then kick off at that time; they don't say "1pm" and then expect the viewer to guess what time the game starts. MLB schedules will tell you if the first pitch is at 7:05 or 7:10 or 7:15; they don't just say "7pm".

Where do you get the kickoff data from?

A publicly available data source.

Who are you?

I'm a software consultant and terrible right fullback.

What software are you using?

The site's code is written in Go, and nginx terminates TLS and proxies through traffic. It's hosted on a DigitalOcean server.

Why does the Twitter account post times in Pacific time?

Because that's where I live, and everyone else posts times in Eastern time, so I wanted to make something for the West Coast folks.

The kickoff time wasn't right!

It can happen - sometimes there's a delay due to stadium conditions, or a previous program went late, or the data entry was just incorrect. The site is only as good as the data that feeds into it.

I have a suggestion for how to make the site better

Send me an email! kevin@burke.services

This is very helpful, can I donate or help sponsor you to run the site?

I appreciate the offer very much, but I am compensated very well and my hosting costs are minimal. Instead, please tell your friends about the site, and consider giving to a local foodbank or sports charity for underprivileged youth (for example, Good Tidings in San Francisco).

I would like to advertise on the site

Please get in touch! kevin@burke.services

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