MLS Heineken Rivalry Week to Showcase Classic Matches and Groundbreaking New Digital Fan Experiences
May 11, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Monday) - Major League Soccer is teaming with its media partners in the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, in addition to premium beer brand Heineken®, to bring more than 20 thrilling classic matches to fans as the League celebrates MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week.
From reminiscing rivalry matchups to reliving unforgettable memories, MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week will virtually bring together soccer's passionate fan bases as the league's oldest foes and newest rivalries celebrate the sport from May 11-17 with matches airing on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, FS1, TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports, MLSsoccer.com and more.
Beginning today at 4 p.m. ET, MLSsoccer.com, MLS YouTube, MLS Facebook and MLS Twitter accounts will kick off the week of historic rivalry games with the 2019 #HellisReal Derby match between FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew SC.
Two matches during the week will feature the special MLS Classics: Remix production providing fans an enhanced global broadcast experience. Current players, MLS Greats, and, for the first time, fans will join MLSsoccer.com talent, including Andrew Wiebe and Stephen Keel to provide unique insights and perspectives on these unforgettable matches.
Throughout the week, MLS digital and social channels will celebrate rivalries though exclusive content and unique experiences, including live chats with MLS stars, rivalry-themed trivia nights, and more. MLS's flagship programs, including Player Chat Live, The Kickaround, Extratime driven by Continental, and The Call Up, will also highlight rivalry-themed content and host a variety of fan-engagement opportunities.
In addition to the classic matches and programming, the culmination of the eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola® and PlayStation® airs on Sunday, May 17 on FS1 and TSN2 at 6 p.m. ET. New esports rivalries are anticipated to emerge when Atlanta United and Los Angeles Football Club join Sporting Kansas City and New York City FC on the digital pitch in Sunday's EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Championship competition.
Fans can join the conversation on social media using #RivalryWeek, the official Heineken® Rivalry Week hashtag.
The schedule of MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week matches is detailed below. Twitter will also be livestreaming throughout the week, and Pluto TV will support MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week with unique programming.
For more information on #RivalryWeek, visit MLSsoccer.com.
MLS Heineken® Rivalry Week - Classic Match Schedule
Date Event Time/Tune-in
Monday, May 11 FC Cincinnati vs. Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 25, 2019) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, MLSsoccer.com
Tuesday, May 12 Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake (REMIX) (Oct. 25, 2008) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, MLSsoccer.com
Tuesday, May 12 LAFC v LA Galaxy (Oct. 24, 2019) 9 p.m., ESPN Deportes
Tuesday, May 12 San Jose vs. LA Galaxy (June 25, 2016) 11 p.m. ET, TUDN
Wed. May 13 FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo (Aug. 27, 2016) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
Wed. May 13 Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United (Aug. 24, 2018)
NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (June 28, 2015)
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (June 25, 2017) 6 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Thursday, May 14 Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City (July 20, 2013) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
Thursday, May 14 Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round)
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Leg 2)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Oct. 9, 2013) 6 p.m. ET; 8 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET, TSN2
Friday, May 15 NYCFC v New York Red Bulls (Aug. 22, 2018) 12:45 p.m. ET, MLS on Pluto TV
Friday, May 15 Best of Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers (REMIX: Fan Edition) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
Friday, May 15 Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC (June 25, 2017)
NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 24, 2019) 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
Saturday, May 16 LA Galaxy vs. LAFC (July 20, 2019) 12 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes
Saturday, May 16 LA Galaxy vs. LAFC (Aug. 24, 2018) 2 p.m. ET, MLS on Pluto TV
Saturday, May 16 D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 21, 2019) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
Saturday, May 16 LAFC vs. LA Galaxy (Aug. 25, 2019) 6 p.m. ET, FS1
Sunday, May 17 Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Aug. 24, 2019) 12 p.m. ET, MLS on Pluto TV
Sunday, May 17 NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 24, 2019) 4 p.m. ET, MLS YouTube and Facebook, MLSsoccer.com
Sunday, May 17 Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (Oct. 21, 2018) 7 p.m. ET, TVAS
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