MLS will continue to provide Twitter with a package of live and on-demand content each week, including every goal of the MLS season, enabling fans to follow their favorite teams and players via MLS’ Twitter handles, @MLS and @FutbolMLS. Live matches are available in English in the U.S. on Twitter via @UnivisionSports and @MLS
MLS and Twitter will also collaborate on pioneering initiatives throughout the agreement. A primary example of this is the digital SLR camera the league installed last season for a Heineken Rivalry Week match between the LA Galaxy and LAFC. Every time a fan tweeted using hashtag #LALookIn, the camera snapped a photo and it was sent back to the fan. This activation marked the first time in history when a Twitter-powered camera was used during any major professional sporting event in the world.
“We couldn’t be more excited to extend our partnership with one of the fastest growing sports properties in the world, Major League Soccer, " said TJ Adeshola, Head of US Sports Partnerships at Twitter. “The LIVE match day action along with commentary and highlights have been a huge success - now, the community will get to watch LIVE programming around the Playoffs and the MLS Cup on Twitter!”
MLS and Twitter have collaborated for several years on unique content around major events including the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, Heineken Rivalry Week, Decision Day presented by AT&T, and MLS Cup. Twitter offers advertising packages for the content to be made available to sponsors.