ESPN networks to broadcast 21 regular-season matches in 2011

NEW YORK — Let's get ready to rumble. On national television.

The ESPN networks are set to broadcast 21 MLS regular-season matches in 2011, with a major emphasis on the fiercest rivalries in the league. The Cascadia Cup series in the Pacific Northwest, the Superclásico in Los Angeles, and the always-testy I-95 clashes between the New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and D.C. United. ESPN2 will also show both bicoastal marquee matchups between the Galaxy and Red Bulls.

In total, there are four matches on ESPN and 17 on ESPN2. ESPN Deportes will broadcast all 21 matches. In addition, ESPN and ESPN2 have eight windows in the summer in order to broadcast international matches involving MLS clubs.

DateTime (ET)Match (home team listed first)Network
Tue, March 159:30 pmSeattle Sounders vs. LA GalaxyESPN/Deportes
Sat, April 97:00 pmPhiladelphia Union vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/Deportes
Thu, April 1411:00 pmPortland Timbers vs. Chicago FireESPN2/Deportes
Thu, April 218:00 pmD.C. United vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/Deportes
Sat, May 711:00 pm LA Galaxy vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/Deportes
Sat, May 1411:00 pmSeattle Sounders vs. Portland TimbersESPN2/Deportes
Sat, May 2110:00 pmChivas USA vs. LA GalaxyESPN2/Deportes
Thu, June 910:00 pmSporting Kansas City vs. Chicago FireESPN2/Deportes
Thu, June 2310:00 pmSeattle Sounders vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/Deportes
Sun, June 262:00 pmChicago Fire vs. New York Red BullsESPN/Deportes
Sat, July 210:30 pmSan Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red BullsESPN2/Deportes
Sun, July 39:00 pmColorado Rapids vs. Houston DynamoESPN2/Deportes
Mon, July 48:30 pmReal Salt Lake vs. New England RevolutionESPN2/Deportes
Mon, July 410:30 pmLA Galaxy vs. Seattle SoundersESPN2/Deportes
Sun, July 104:00 pmPortland Timbers vs. Seattle SoundersESPN/Deportes
Wed, July 278:30 pmMLS All-Star GameTBD
Thu, August 189:00 pmChicago Fire vs. D.C. UnitedESPN2/Deportes
Sun, August 287:00 pmNew York Red Bulls vs. LA GalaxyESPN2/Deportes
Thu, September 298:00 pmPhiladelphia Union vs. D.C. UnitedESPN2/Deportes
Fri, October 1410:30 pmColorado Rapids vs. Real Salt LakeESPN2/Deportes
Sun, October 169:00 pmLA Galaxy vs. Chivas USAESPN/Deportes
Thu, October 208:00 pmNew York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia UnionESPN2/Deportes