FOX Sports North, Minnesota United announce programming agreement
FOX Sports North and Minnesota United FC announced a new multiyear programming agreement Thursday, beginning with the 2018 season. For the first time, FOX Sports North will add MLS soccer to its pro sports television lineup and serve as the exclusive, local television home for the Loons.
FOX Sports North’s 32-game broadcast schedule begins March 3 as Minnesota United FC takes on the San Jose Earthquakes in its season opener.
All matches will be streamed live on FOX Sports GO and include Loons Live, a 30-minute pre- and post-match show. Additionally, all matches will be simulcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, extending the team’s reach to an additional 1.5 million homes in the Upper Midwest.
The regional sports network’s lineup includes 17 home matches from TCF Bank Stadium and 15 on the road this season. A total of 13 will be presented on FOX Sports North PLUS with the matchup vs. the New York Red Bulls on March 24 available exclusively via FOX Sports GO.
The broadcast team for Minnesota United telecasts on FOX Sports North will feature play-by-play announcer Callum Williams and Minnesota native Kyndra de St. Aubin as color commentator. Jamie Watson will serve as the club’s sideline reporter and analyst.
“We are thrilled to add the Loons to our pro sports programming lineup and proud to work with Minnesota United to deliver this exciting lineup of games to fans all across the Upper Midwest,” said Mike Dimond, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports North.
“This deal is a major step for Minnesota United as a club,” said MNUFC CEO Chris Wright. “We want to be a club for everyone in the state and the region and this agreement will bring us into homes from Duluth to Bemidji to Rochester and beyond. We couldn’t be more excited to join the Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx and Wild on FOX Sports North.”
2018 Minnesota United – FOX Sports North Schedule
|March 3||Saturday||at San Jose||9:30 p.m.|
|March 10||Saturday||at Orlando City||6:30 p.m. +|
|March 17||Saturday||Chicago||1 p.m.|
|March 24||Saturday||at New York Red Bulls||6 p.m. (FSGO)|
|April 1||Sunday||Atlanta||1 p.m. +|
|April 14||Saturday||at Portland||9:30 p.m.|
|April 28||Saturday||Houston||7 p.m.|
|May 5||Saturday||Vancouver||1 p.m.|
|May 9||Wednesday||at Los Angeles FC||9:30 p.m.|
|May 12||Saturday||San Jose||1 p.m.|
|May 20||Sunday||Sporting KC||1 p.m. +|
|May 26||Saturday||Montreal||7 p.m. +|
|June 23||Saturday||at Colorado||8 p.m.|
|June 29||Friday||FC Dallas||7 p.m. +|
|July 4||Wednesday||Toronto FC||6 p.m. +|
|July 7||Saturday||at Houston||8 p.m.|
|July 14||Saturday||Real Salt Lake||7 p.m.|
|July 18||Wednesday||New England||7 p.m.|
|July 22||Sunday||Los Angeles FC||6 p.m.|
|July 28||Saturday||at Vancouver||9 p.m. +|
|Aug. 4||Saturday||Seattle||7 p.m.+|
|Aug. 11||Saturday||at LA Galaxy||9:30 p.m.|
|Aug. 18||Saturday||at FC Dallas||7 p.m.+|
|Aug. 25||Saturday||at Sporting KC||7:30 p.m. +|
|Sept. 12||Wednesday||at DC United||6:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 15||Saturday||at Real Salt Lake||8:30 p.m. +|
|Sept. 22||Saturday||Portland||7 p.m. +|
|Sept. 29||Saturday||New York City FC||7 p.m.+|
|Oct. 6||Saturday||at Philadelphia||6:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 13||Saturday||Colorado||1 p.m.|
|Oct. 21||Sunday||LA Galaxy||TBD|
|Oct. 28||Sunday||at Columbus||3:30 p.m.|
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Central
+ airs on FOX Sports North PLUS
FSGO airs live only on FOX Sports GO