MLS strikes four-year linear deal with Fox Sports as ESPN run comes to end

The Philip F. Anschutz Trophy awarded to the winner of MLS Cup (Getty Images)

Major League Soccer has announced a four-year, English- and Spanish-language domestic rights deal with Fox Sports starting with the 2023 season, ending a long-standing partnership with ESPN which had carried matches since the league launched in 1996.

Both ESPN and TelevisaUnivision have declined to carry select, non-exclusive MLS games in the wake of the league’s new 10-year global rights deal with tech giant Apple.

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