Major League Soccer on DAZN: How to watch, live stream MLS matches in Canada

The start to the 2021 MLS season was delayed as the world still deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, although it appears as if this year's campaign will be more complete than it was in 2020.

Last year, the league got through two matchdays before shutting down for several months as the coronavirus put everything on hiatus. A "bubble" tournament — known as "MLS is Back" — was then created in Orlando, of which the group stage doubled as regular-season games. From there, MLS played out the rest of the campaign in the teams' home markets — with the notable exception of thre three Canadian sides, who faced off against each other in Canada for six weeks before heading stateside to finish the season as border closures and manadatory quarantines didn't allow for rapid criss-crossing between the two countries.

Those border restrictions are still in place for the start of the 2021 season, meaning the Canadian teams have all set up shop south of the 49th parallel. There's hope that they'll be able to finish the campaign on home soil, especially as this season's start is six weeks later than usual, but the Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC and Club de Foot Montreal (formerly the Impact) will be disadvantaged for at least the early stages of 2021.

Elsewhere in the league, the Columbus Crew look to defend their MLS Cup title as one of the most-complete teams in the leage, while Supporters' Shield holders Philadelphia Union will aim to once again reign supreme in the regular season while transitioning to a playoff threat in the fall.

Here's everything you need to know about MLS as it heads into the opening matchday of the season.

MLS schedule: Dates and times

Week 1 (April 16-22)

Date Time (ET) Match TV/stream
April 16 8:00 p.m. Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes DAZN
April 16 9:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United TSN3
April 17 2:00 p.m. CF Montreal vs. Toronto FC CTV
April 17 3:00 p.m. Orlando City vs. Atlanta United DAZN
April 17 6:00 p.m. LAFC vs. Austin FC TSN4
April 17 8:00 p.m. D.C. United vs. NYCFC DAZN
April 17 8:00 p.m. FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids DAZN
April 17 8:00 p.m. New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC DAZN
April 17 8:30 p.m. Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution DAZN
April 17 8:30 p.m. Nashville SC vs. FC Cincinnati DAZN
April 18 3:00 p.m. Inter Miami vs. LA Galaxy TSN3
April 18 5:30 p.m. Columbus Crew vs. Philadelphia Union TSN3
April 18 10:00 p.m. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers TSN1/3

MLS live streams: How to watch in Canada

MLS matches stream live and on-demand on DAZN

DAZN, the global sports streaming service, will stream the majority of matches of the 2021 regular season in Canada. CTV, TSN/RDS and TVA Sports will also broadcast select matches throughout the season.

Can I watch MLS for free in Canada?

DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.

How much does DAZN cost?

  • 1-month subcription: $20 CAD
  • 1-year subcription: $150 CAD

DAZN offers a free-trial period and then costs $20 per month afterward. A yearly option of $150 is also available.

The subcription gives users access to all live and on-demand MLS content, as well as DAZN's other sport offerings, including Premier League, Serie A, Champions League, Europa League, NFL and more.

For current subscribers, MLS games are already included in the cost of subcription.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

Mobile Devices TV & Streaming Devices Game Consoles
iPhone, iPad Amazon Fire TV Playstation 4, Pro
Android phones, tablets Amazon Fire TV Stick Playstation 5
Amazon Fire tablet Android TV XBox One, One S
.. Apple TV XBox One X
.. Google Chromecast Xbox Series X | S
.. LG Smart TV, Smartcast ..
.. Panasonic Smart TV ..
.. Samsung Smart TV ..
.. Sony Smart TV ..

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