Network Culminates Coverage of League’s 25th Season Live from Historic MAPFRE Stadium
Studio Coverage Features MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Angel City FC Investor Lindsay Vonn and Columbus Crew SC Legend Frankie Hejduk
LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports heads to Columbus, Ohio, for the 2020 MLS Cup, capping the league’s historic 25th season on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, as the reigning champion Seattle Sounders battle Columbus Crew SC. The network’s comprehensive coverage will feature 31 cameras – more than any previous MLS Cup – a Skycam, and for the first time in Cup history, FOX Sports Flag Cams will be in HD and embedded in all four corner flags.
FOX Sports’ lead announce team of John Strong, Stu Holden and Katie Witham call the action live from MAPFRE Stadium as Columbus Crew SC, one of the league’s original 10 clubs, look to win their second MLS Cup, while the Seattle Sounders search for back-to-back titles. Dr. Joe Machnik serves as the rules analyst.
Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame coverage alongside lead studio analyst Alexi Lalas and Maurice Edu live from MAPFRE Stadium. Lindsay Vonn, World Cup skiing champion and investor in Angel City FC, kicks off the network’s MLS Cup presentation with a special show open. Studio coverage highlights also include an exclusive interview with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and a feature by Columbus Crew SC legend Frankie Hejduk on MAPFRE Stadium.
FOX Sports offers two unique second-screen viewing experiences on its digital and social platforms, including the new FOX Sports app. On the app, the Enhanced Data Feed, produced in conjunction with Second Spectrum, gives users access to a live player mini map, tags and speed graphics. Across @FOXSoccer digital and social platforms, the FOX Sports MLS Cup Watch Party invites fans into a virtual living room with some of the best to ever play the game, including Cobi Jones, Heath Pearce, Jimmy Conrad, Mark Rogondino and other special guests.
In celebration of the league’s 25th season, MLS joined forces with FOX Sports and national nonprofit Good Sports to provide new soccer equipment, footwear and apparel to communities in need in Columbus and Seattle. Youth organizations in each market will be selected by Columbus Crew SC and Seattle Sounders as part of the Restore Play initiative to keep kids engaged in sports and play throughout the pandemic. Fans can help restore play in their own communities by following @MLS and using the hashtags #MLSCUPGIVESBACK and #ENTRY on Twitter now through the end of MLS Cup for a chance to win $1,000 in MLS merchandise and provide soccer equipment to approximately 500 kids in need at a Good Sports organization in their area. Terms and conditions are available here.
Saturday’s match is available to stream via FOXSports.com and on the FOX Sports app on iOS and Android as well as connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.