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March 23, 2010 at 8:44 AM

MLS Direct Kick television packages (league release)

2010 MLS Direct Kick Package Unveiled
Fans can enjoy up to 160 games for only $79 on one of three TV providers
NEW YORK (Tuesday, March 23, 2010) – Major League Soccer’s Direct Kick television package is again available for $79, providing fans the opportunity to watch up to 160 MLS regular season matches and select playoff games during the 2010 season.
Direct Kick returns for the League’s 15th season and is available on three separate outlets. Starting March 26, satellite TV providers DIRECTV and DISH Network, along with most major U.S. cable systems via digital cable provider iN DEMAND L.L.C., will once again each present regional telecasts of MLS action. MLS has collaborated with all three providers to offer a FREE PREVIEW on Friday, March 26, during the opening weekend of the season known as MLS First Kick presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.


The residential price is just $79 on any of the three platforms. Commercial establishments can purchase the package for a flat rate of $100. The package will be available for purchase through each outlet between now and the end of the season.
MLS Direct Kick will include regional broadcasts of MLS regular-season and select MLS Cup Playoff games, including pre-game and post-game shows (when available).
All 240 games of the 2010 regular season, the 2010 MLS All-Star Game, MLS Cup Playoffs and MLS Cup 2010 will be available between the MLS Direct Kick package and national broadcast partners ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en EspaƱol, and UnivisiĆ³n networks Telefutura and Galavision.
The League’s full schedule, including television broadcasts, is available at www.MLSnet.com. All MLS Direct Kick package telecasts are subject to change and local blackout restrictions.
HOW TO ORDER
DIRECTV
1-800-GET-SPORTS, 1-888-388-6622 (Spanish), online at www.directv.com/mls
price (residential): $79.00 price (commercial): $100 (888-200-4388)
DISH Network
1-800-894-9131, online at www.dishnetwork.com/soccer
price (residential): $79.00 price (commercial): $100 (800-454-0843)
iN DEMAND L.L.C. (Supplies most major U.S. Cable systems)
1-888-SPORTS-iN, online at www.indemand.com/sports
price (residential): $79.00 price (commercial): $100 (888-776-7874)

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