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Fire vs Atlanta United Will Be The First MLS Game Streamed Over Facebook

The new broadcast partnership gets its test flight on Saturday

chicago-fire.com

Major League Soccer and Univision Deportes announced Friday that they will be collaborating to live stream at least 22 matches on Facebook this season.

On Saturday, the Fire will visit expansion side Atlanta United, and the match will be the first of many to be available via Facebook. The matches available on the social network’s platform will have Facebook-specific commentators, interactive graphics and a variety of other features, according to a Chicago Fire press release.

MLS will host 40 “Matchday Live” shows exclusively on their Facebook page to go along with the match streams. These shows will offer highlights and analysis from around MLS and preview future fixtures, the release stated.

The first episode of “Matchday Live” was broadcasted via Facebook during Matchday 1 of the season, and the second episode will debut Sunday at 3 p.m.

Chicago’s trip to Atlanta can be seen via Facebook Live at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.