Fox Soccer Channel, MLS Agree To One Year Extension

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Fox Soccer extended the network’s national broadcast rights of Major League Soccer, reaching a one-year agreement on Friday.

The network will televise up to 31 regular-season games in 2011, plus three exclusive MLS Cup Playoff matches including a Conference Final. All of the games will be in high definition

“FOX Soccer has been a tremendous partner for MLS for many years and we are very happy that we have been able to extend the relationship,” said MLS President Mark Abbott. “Through both its news coverage and its extensive schedule of MLS games, Fox Soccer allows MLS fans across the country to follow their club as well as their rivals.”

Fox Soccer has been a national broadcast partner of MLS since 2003.