Facebook’s interest in video is hardly a secret and not too long ago, the company launched a dedicated video app for smart TVs. We also heard rumors that Facebook was looking into live streaming sports games, like Major League Baseball for example. While that deal has yet to be worked out, the company has managed to snag one sport: soccer.


Facebook has recently announced that in a partnership with Univision, they will soon start to stream Major League Soccer (MLS) games. The social network expects that they will be able to live stream at least 22 games this season and it will be kicking off on the 18th of March at 4PM ET with the game between Atlanta United and Chicago Fire.

For those who are interested in live streaming the games, it will be available for streaming via Univision’s Facebook page, so maybe you’ll want to bookmark that if you’re a fan of soccer or the MLS. The videos have also been tailored for mobile devices and will come with a host of Facebook features, such as commentators, interactive graphics, fan Q&A, polling, and so on.

In a statement made by Dan Reed, Facebook head of global sports partnerships, “We’re very excited for MLS and Univision Deportes to bring this same innovative, community-first spirit to the Facebook Live broadcasts of league matches this season. Their approach will provide fans with an entirely new way to experience a live soccer broadcast that is optimized for mobile screens and social viewing.”

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