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MLS SEASON PASS IS BACK! A Preview of What to Expect for the 2024 MLS Season

If you want to watch every Union match this year, you’ll need the Apple TV+ MLS Season Pass. This is the 2nd year in Apple’s ten-year partnership with Major League Soccer.

New for this season is the Multiview feature, where fans can watch up to four simultaneous matches at once on Apple TV 4K devices and on iPad.1

Also new is a Spanish language MLS 360 — the  live whip-around show providing look-ins from every match. The Spanish version  will be hosted by returning MLS Season Pass broadcaster Tony Cherchi, Miguel Gallardo,  and Giovanni Savarese, a former player and MLS Cup finalist head coach. A new addition to the Spanish-language MLS La Previa and MLS El Resumen studio is Antonella Gonzalez, taking on a new role from her previous sideline reporter position.

Unlike other streaming services that have increased prices over the last year, the price for the Pass remains unchanged from last season.  Fans can subscribe to it on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month  or $99 per season. Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $12.99 per month or $79 per season.

A subscription to MLS Season Pass for this season will be included with each full-season MLS club ticket account. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share the subscription using their own Apple ID and password.

MLS Season Pass this season will have every live MLS regular-season match, the entire Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and Leagues Cup.  The Leagues Cup is also back for a 2nd year, spotlighting teams from Mexico’s Liga MX  against every team from MLS.  The tournament begins Friday, July 26, and concludes with a final on Sunday, August 25.

Also included in the subscription is the MLS All-Star game, Campeones Cup, and select MLS NEXT and MLS NEXT Pro matches and tournaments.  Additionally, supporters get on-demand content and a programming lineup which includes MLS Countdown and MLS Wrap-Up in English, and MLS La Previa and MLS El Resumen in Spanish.  All pre-game and post-game coverage will be expanded this season.

Specifics about on-air talent such as studio hosts, play-by-play announcers, and match commentators are expected shortly and will be covered by Philly Soccer Page.

Eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi will again be the center of attention for the network beginning with coverage of Inter Miami CF preseason matches leading up to the earliest season kick-off in league history as Inter Miami CF hosts Real Salt Lake at 8 PM EST on Wednesday, February 21, at DRV PNK Stadium.

Opening week action continues on the weekend with a schedule of 14 matches on Saturday, February 24th (including the Philadelphia Union hosting the Chicago Fire at Subaru Park) and on Sunday, February 25th.  The featured match of the weekend will be the LA Galaxy hosting Inter Miami CF on Sunday, February 25, at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Subscribers will continue to have the option to select their home team’s radio broadcast for match audio where available, the ability to join matches live or watch the match in its entirety from the start anytime on demand.  Condensed match recaps will be available for all games.

For a more personalized experience, you can select your favorite club with My Sports on MLS Season Pass and upcoming matches will automatically appear in the Up Next watchlist on the Apple TV app. Supporters can also opt in to receive a notification on iPhone and iPad whenever their match is about to start.

In preparation for the season, subscribers can explore collections of exclusive content on MLS Season Pass, including a look back at highlights from the 2023 season, curated club content, full replays of 2023 matches, and stories from around the league.

While MLS Season Pass has its critics who consider their coverage to be disproportionately slanted in favor of Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF, Messi’s presence in Miami has attracted the “casual” fan to watch Inter Miami CF matches and matches for other teams.  MLS notes that subscriptions to MLS Season Pass have more than doubled since the Argentine has donned the kit for Inter Miami CF.  Additionally, Spanish viewership has surpassed over 50% for Messi matches and continues to rise.

MLS Season pass will have additional content across a variety of different technical devices:

  • You do not require cable to access Apple TV+ and MLS Season Pass. While select games will be available on TV through FOX or Univision, MLS Season Pass is available through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, as well as on the web at To learn more about how to subscribe to MLS Season Pass, visit
  • Apple Music subscribers can enjoy special team playlists. Curated playlists feature songs and artists that embody the culture of each club.  The playlist for the Boys in Blue will be available  through a simple search for Philadelphia Union on Apple Music or at co/AM-MLS.
  • Apple Maps users can explore dedicated Matchday Guides created by the Philadelphia Union and other clubs to find recommendations on local bars and restaurants to catch a game as well as detailed information about Subaru Park.
  • Mobile devices with the Apple TV app, can watch My Sports to find news on the Philadelphia Union, get alerts for upcoming games, and follow scores in real time. This feature is available by using the link: co/MySportsMLS.


  1. Can someone please get apple to default to NOT showing scores on replays on TV? I have found no way to turn off replay scores on the TV, only on my mobile device…oh and can we get back Higginbotham & Delecamera as our exclusive Apple announcers?

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      There is a setting you can go in and change to. make it not show the score. Go to TV > Settings > General… at the bottom you should be able to unclick “show scores”. I just did it, because I forgot all last season and it drove me nuts. AS for Dellacamera and Higgenbotham… I would be on board with that for sure, but I can’t help that out at all.

      • Thx. I’ll try again

      • i discovered this after week 1 and turned off shortly after.
        another spoiler: replays and “up next”. highlight replays give away the scoreline; “up next” if you missed a playoff game and want to watch delayed, it’s ruined with that

  2. Be aware that the family sharing option only applies if you actually have an apple device to share things from. (Alternatively, you can always share your password with family members.)

  3. Nothing to do with Apple etc.
    SURPRISING results in the first round of the 2024 Conmebol PreOlympic qualification tournament.
    Paraguay beat Brazil 1-0. That is not a misprint.
    AND, after an exchange of earlier own goals and a canceling pair of red cards, a second Argentinian red card happened in the 7th minute of stoppage time. Venezuela tied the match on a penalty kick in the 10th minute of stoppage. I cannot tell from the match report whether the second red led to the PK.
    Jose Risco dressed but did not play.

    Venezuela is ahead of Argentina in the standings currently because of fewer red cards. All three were second yellows.
    Venezuela plays Brazil on Thursday.

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