Sky Sports has won the rights to broadcast exclusively live Major League Soccer (MLS) from the US for the first time.
The four-year MLS deal begins in March, bringing an even wider range of coverage to Sky Sports viewers. With former England captain Steven Gerrard announcing he will sign for LA Galaxy in July, and Frank Lampard set to join New York City this summer, Sky Sports will be the only place to follow the fortunes of two Premier League legends in the US.
“Football in the US and Canada has enormous potential for growth and we can’t wait to bring this competition to our viewers for the first time,” comments Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis. “Thierry Henry has joined us, he created fantastic memories in MLS, and we look forward to seeing more of those great stories from across the Atlantic.”
Sky Sports secured 25 new rights agreements in 2014, and that has continued this year with recent deals for international and domestic cricket with the ECB and exclusively live coverage of the Open Championship from 2017, as well as more Premier League football from 2016.