Minnesota United and FOX Sports North today announced a multi-year programming agreement to broadcast MNUFC matches on FOX Sports North, bringing MLS to more homes in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and making FOX Sports North the exclusive, local television home for the Loons. Minnesota United will also appear in a pair of nationally-televised matches on ESPN and FS1.
“This deal is a major step for Minnesota United as a club,” said MNUFC CEO Chris Wright. “We want to be a club for everyone in the state and the region and this agreement will bring us into homes from Duluth to Bemidji to Rochester and beyond. We couldn’t be more excited to join the Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx and Wild on Fox Sports North.”
All matches will be streamed live on FOX Sports GO and include Loons Live, a 30 minute pre- and post-match show. Additionally, all matches will be simulcast on FOX Sports Wisconsin, extending the team’s reach to an additional 1.5 million homes in the Upper Midwest.
The regional sports network’s lineup includes 17 home matches from TCF Bank Stadium and 15 on the road this season. A total of 13 will be presented on FOX Sports North PLUS with the matchup versus the New York Red Bulls on March 24 available exclusively via FOX Sports GO.
“We are thrilled to add Minnesota soccer to our pro sports programming lineup and proud to partner with Minnesota United to deliver this exciting lineup of games to fans all across the Upper Midwest,” said Mike Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports North.
The broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Callum Williams, color commentator Kyndra de St. Aubin and sideline reporter Jamie Watson will return for a second season with the team. Williams is a seasoned commentator, having called matches in MLS and top European leagues for major broadcasters in England. A Stillwater native, de St. Aubin has covered the men’s and women’s national teams, and has been a part of MLS and college broadcast crews throughout her career. Watson is a former Loons player, with a career spanning all levels of pro soccer in the U.S.
See below for Minnesota United’s full 2018 broadcast schedule.
2018 Minnesota United – Full Broadcast Schedule*
On FOX Sports North unless otherwise noted
|SAT 3/3||@ San Jose Earthquakes||9:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 3/10||@ Orlando City SC||6:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 3/17||Chicago Fire||1:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 3/24||@ New York Red Bulls||6:00 p.m.||FSGO|
|SUN 4/1||Atlanta United FC||1:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 4/14||@ Portland Timbers||9:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SUN 4/22||@ Seattle Sounders FC||3:00 p.m.||ESPN|
|SAT 4/28||Houston Dynamo||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 5/5||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||1:00 p.m.||FSN|
|WED 5/9||@ LAFC||9:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 5/12||San Jose Earthquakes||1:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SUN 5/20||Sporting Kansas City||1:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 5/26||Montreal Impact||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SUN 6/3||@ Sporting KC||7:30 p.m.||FS1|
|SAT 6/23||@ Colorado Rapids||8:00 p.m.||FSN|
|FRI 6/29||FC Dallas||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|WED 7/4||Toronto FC||6:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 7/7||@ Houston Dynamo||8:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 7/14||Real Salt Lake||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|WED 7/18||New England Revolution||7:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SUN 7/22||LAFC||6:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 7/28||@ Vancouver Whitecaps FC||9:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 8/4||Seattle Sounders||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 8/11||@ LA Galaxy||9:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 8/18||@ FC Dallas||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 8/25||@ Sporting Kansas City||7:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|WED 9/12||@ D.C. United||6:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 9/15||@ Real Salt Lake||8:30 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 9/22||Portland Timbers||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 9/29||NYCFC||7:00 p.m.||FSN+|
|SAT 10/6||@ Philadelphia Union||6:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SAT 10/13||Colorado Rapids||1:00 p.m.||FSN|
|SUN 10/21||LA Galaxy||TBD||TBD|
|SUN 10/28||@ Columbus Crew SC||3:30 p.m.||FSN|
* Subject to change