The 2017 MLS season has got off to a flyer, with 99 goals scored in the first 35 games of the new season – an average of 2.83 per game. Atlanta United have taken to the league without any real struggle, while fellow expansion side Minnesota United have been conceding goals for fun. They have shipped 18 in just four matches, accounting for 18% of the league’s goals in March.
April is now upon us and with some form now in the books, plenty of teams will be heading into the first full month of the season with varying degrees of optimism. There are 55 MLS games to enjoy over the next five weeks and UK viewers will be able to enjoy 14 of them live on Sky Sports. More games could be added to the TV listings as the month goes on and they will be added to the list below when confirmed.
17 of the league’s 22 sides will play at least once on UK television in April, with Orlando City fans set to see their team play all five of their fixtures on Sky Sports over the next month.
Saturday, April 1st
New York City FC vs San Jose Earthquakes – 19:00 BST – Sky Sports 3
Columbus Crew SC vs Orlando City – 21:00 BST – Sky Sports 3
Saturday, April 8th
Toronto FC vs Atlanta United – *00:30 BST – Sky Sports 3
*This game is officially listed as Sunday, April 9th but will take place late on the Saturday evening.
Sunday, April 9th
Orlando City vs New York Red Bulls – 21:00 BST – Sky Sports 5
Saturday, April 15th
Orlando City vs LA Galaxy – 20:00 BST – Sky Sports 5
Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution – 22:00 BST – Sky Sports 5
Saturday, April 22nd
Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact – 18:00 BST – Sky Sports 3
Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 21:00 BST – Sky Sports 3
Sunday, April 23rd
New York City FC vs Orlando City – 18:30 BST – Sky Sports 3
LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders – 21:00 BST – Sky Sports 3
Saturday, April 29th
Orlando City vs Colorado Rapids – 21:00 BST – Sky Sports Mix
New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire – *00:30 BST – Sky Sports 2
*This game officially takes place on Sunday, April 30th but will be played late on the Saturday evening.
Sunday, April 30th
Atlanta United vs DC United – 20:00 BST – Sky Sports 2