MLS 2022 Week 1: Preview, TV schedule, live stream in Canada for February 26-27

Major League Soccer will kick off its new season this week, with winter being the last in many parts of North America.

As usual with the start of a new campaign, all whiteboards are cleared, and teams have another chance to shape their own narrative. Some clubs are better than others at it, of course, and many of last year’s most successful teams would be favored to put together a winning season this year as well.

In addition to a fresh start for the team, there will be an influx of new players to the league who will be looking to make their mark. International stars Xherdan Shaqiri and Douglas Costa are among the more significant players made in the off-season. They seem to be making their debuts for the Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy, respectively, this weekend.

Canadian fans will get their first glimpse of the revamped Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps squad, although the former is undergoing a much bigger overhaul after a very disappointing 2021 season. The Whitecaps visited the Columbus Crew on Saturday, with TFC in Dallas hours later.

Meanwhile, CF Montreal supporters have seen what their team has to offer, thanks to the CONCACAF Champions League. Montreal dominated Mexican side Santos Laguna in midweek to advance to the quarter-finals, but before that happens they will face Orlando City in central Florida on Sunday.

Here’s the full Week 1 schedule for the MLS season, plus how to watch each match live.

MLS Week 1: Schedule

week 1

Date Time (ET) Suitable TV/stream
February 26 1:00 pm Philadelphia Union vs. Minnesota United TSN 4
February 26 15:30 Columbus Crew vs. Vancouver Whitecaps TSN 1/4
February 26 15:30 LAFC vs. Colorado Rapids DAZN
February 26 5:30 pm FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC TSN
February 26 18:00 Austin FC vs. FC Cincinnati DAZN
February 26 18:00 DC United vs. Charlotte FC DAZN
February 26 18:00 Inter Miami vs. Chicago Fire DAZN
February 26 18:00 San Jose Earthquake vs. New York Red Bulls DAZN
February 26 7:30 pm Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution DAZN
February 27 1:00 pm Orlando City vs. CF Montreal TSN 1/3/5
February 27 3:00 pm Atlanta United vs. Sporting KC DAZN
February 27 5:00 pm LA Galaxy vs. New York City FC DAZN
February 27 19:00 Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake DAZN
February 27 8:00 pm Seattle Sounders vs. Nashville SC DAZN

How to watch MLS in Canada: TV and live streaming

Stream live and on-demand MLS matches on DAZN in Canada.

DAZN, the first global live streaming and on-demand pure sports service, owns the streaming rights for Major League Soccer in Canada for the 2022 season. CTV, TSN/RDS and TVA Sports will also broadcast select matches throughout the season (the matches will be available on DAZN 48 hours after the final whistle).

DAZN is available in the web browser at and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:

  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG, Sony and Samsung smart TVs
  • Playstation 4, Playstation 5
  • Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S

A DAZN subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD a year and includes access to all of DAZN’s live and on-demand programming, including MLS, Premier League, Champions League, NFL, and more.

Jackson Wintringham

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