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Union TV broadcasts will be streamed free of charge to in-market fans this season

PHL17, 6abc and Localish will broadcast 27 regular season games; the other seven regular season games will be on national broadcasts

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Philadelphia Union fans within the local market will be able to stream broadcasts of games on PHL17 and 6abc for free this season on the team’s website.

This was the big news in the announcement of the team’s broadcast schedule and partners for the 2020 season. Fans only had the option of streaming a couple games last season but will now have the option of over-the-air broadcasts on PHL17, 6abc and Localish and live streams within the market. ESPN+ will still be the place to live stream games for fans out of the market.

“Providing a digital stream option for our in-market fans is a testament to our continued commitment to growing soccer in the Delaware Valley,” Philadelphia Union President Tim McDermott said in a news release. “We are excited to welcome PHL 17 and 6abc back as broadcast partners for our 2020 season. These two media companies are exemplary leaders in the Philadelphia region. Not only do they provide tremendous reach of our broadcasts, they also demonstrate incredible commitment to the community.”

PHL17 will be broadcast the season opener on Saturday and 23 other games throughout the season; two other games will be broadcast locally on 6abc and one game will be on Localish, which is the rebranded name of the network formerly known as Live Well.

Play-by-play legend JP Dellacamera and color commentator Tommy Smyth will be returning for the local broadcasts along with Dave Leno, Marisa Pilla and Union legend Sébastien Le Toux, who will all return as commentators throughout the season on various pre, halftime and post-game shows.

The team has a zip code checker on their website fans can use to see if they are in-market for streaming.

Seven Union games will be on national television broadcasts, including their game at LAFC on March 8, which is one of three games slated for FS1. Two others will be on ESPN and two on UniMas.

2020 Philadelphia Union Broadcast Schedule

DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) BROADCAST
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) BROADCAST
Saturday, Feb. 29 @ FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. PHL17
Sunday, March 8 @ Los Angeles FC 10:30 p.m. FS1
Saturday, March 14 SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Sunday, March 22 D.C. UNITED 3:30 p.m. FS1
Saturday, March 28 @ Portland Timbers 10:30 p.m. PHL17
Sunday, April 5 @ Inter Miami CF 3:00 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, April 11 MONTREAL IMPACT 1:00 p.m. 6abc
Wednesday, April 15 LA GALAXY 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Sunday, April 19 NEW YORK CITY FC 4:00 p.m. FS1
Saturday, April 25 @ Columbus Crew SC 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, May 2 FC CINCINNATI 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, May 9 ATLANTA UNITED FC 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Wednesday, May 13 @ Nashville SC 8:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, May 16 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, May 23 @ Colorado Rapids 9:00 p.m. Localish
Saturday, May 30 COLUMBUS CREW SC 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, June 6 @ New York Red Bulls 6:00 p.m. UniMas
Saturday, June 13 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, June 20 @ Atlanta United FC 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, June 27 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 6:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, July 4 @ Montreal Impact 7:00 p.m. PHL17
Wednesday, July 8 @ Chicago Fire FC 8:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, July 11 TORONTO FC 7:30 p.m. 6abc
Saturday, July 18 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, July 25 @ Orlando City SC 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Aug. 1 INTER MIAMI CF 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Aug. 8 @ New York City FC 7:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Aug. 15 @ Toronto FC 6:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Aug. 22 @ D.C. United 8:00 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Aug. 29 ORLANDO CITY SC 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Sept. 12 @ New England Revolution 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Saturday, Sept. 19 @ FC Cincinnati 7:30 p.m. PHL17
Sunday, Sept. 27 NEW YORK RED BULLS 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 4 CHICAGO FIRE FC 4:30 p.m. PHL17