The 27th season of Major League Soccer is coming to an end as the Los Angeles FC and Philadelphia Union are getting prepared to face each other in the upcoming MLS Cup Final 2022.
The 2022 MLS Cup is the 27th edition of the Major League Soccer Season’s annual championship game. Followed by the postseason MLS Cup playoffs, the event is generally held in November. This year will be no different for the popular long-running Soccer league event.
In the 2021 iteration of the final, Portland Timbers and New York City FC faced each other for the title. Following a 1-1 draw, New York City FC won their first-ever MLS Cup that year, via a penalty shootout.
In this year’s final, fans will be seeing the Los Angeles FC face Philadelphia Union. Both of these teams are not only first-time participants in the event but are also the top playoff seeds in their respective conferences. As such, fans will get to see the tops of east and west face each other for the first time since 2003.
The Union recently beat the defending champion, New York FC in the Conference final over a 3-1 record. While the LAFC beat the newly-founded Austin FC on a 3-0 score in the West Conference finals. Moreover, the upcoming MLS Cup will be held on LAFC’s home turf.
Let us look at the necessary information on the upcoming event in detail.
When will the MLS Cup Final 2022 be held?
- Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Time: 04:00 p.m. ET
This year’s MLS Cup Final is scheduled to be held this Saturday, November 5, 2022. The game will begin at 04:00 p.m. ET.
How to Watch the MLS Cup Final 2022 on TV?
In the United States, Fox Sports and ESPN 2 are the official live broadcast coverage partner of the popular annual MLS game. While Sky Sports will telecast the event in the United Kingdom. In addition, ESPNPlay Caribbean will be the official TV distributor of the event in both the US and British Virgin Islands.
How to Live Stream the MLS Cup Final 2022?
The official online partners of the MLS Cup 2022 are –
- DirecTV Stream
These online platforms will be live streaming the entire event on November 5 internationally. The services provide a week-long restricted free trial for fans to stream their favorite event and select the provider that best suits their needs. Additionally, a live stream of the event will also be available on FOX.com free of charge.
Where will the MLS Cup Final 2022 be held?
- Venue: Banc of California Stadium
- Location: Philadelphia, USA
The home turf of LAFC, Banc of California Stadium will be the host venue of the upcoming MLS Cup Final 2022. The giant venue with a 22,000 capacity limit is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Both the LAFC and Union are the first-time participants in MLS Cup. They are also the top seeds in their respective Conference Cups this year. As a result, this is expected to be a close call. However, LAFC has an advantage because the host venue will be their decade-long home ground. Union, on the other hand, boasts a solid defense that includes Giorgio Chellini, Ryan Hollingshead, and Jesus Murillo. LAFC, on the other hand, has playmakers like Carlos Vela and Cristian Arango.
Therefore, based on our analysis, Los Angeles FC presently has a significant winning advantage over Philadelphia Union.