MLS games this weekend: League’s last remaining unbeaten gets road test

A big crowd awaits Inter Miami at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Will Lionel Messi play?
The Philadelphia Union, MLS’s last remaining unbeaten team, visits Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play Atlanta United.
Los Angeles FC faces their former goalkeeper, Maxime Crépeau, when they take on the Portland Timbers.

Major League Soccer’s lone unbeaten team, the Philadelphia Union, hits the road for a difficult showdown with Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday.

The weekend’s opening game takes place at Providence Park, where the Portland Timbers host Los Angeles FC on Saturday (4:45 p.m. ET on FOX and Apple TV). The game features Timbers goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau facing his former team. Crépeau famously broke his leg during LAFC’s epic 2022 MLS Cup win over the Philadelphia Union.

Meanwhile, Inter Miami CF must dust itself off after the club’s aspirations of becoming a Western Hemisphere ‘superclub’ took a major hit this week. After a spectacular Concacaf Champions Cup flameout against Liga MX powerhouse CF Monterrey, an embarrassed Lionel Messi and Inter Miami will travel to face Sporting Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium, normal home to the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. (Though, the precursor to SKC, the Kansas City Wizards played home games at the venerable football stadium from 1996-2007.)

MLS Matchday 9: What are this weekend’s MLS games?

(All games available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.)


Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC, 4:45 p.m. ET (FOX)
Charlotte FC vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m. ET
CF Montréal vs. FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire FC, 7:30 p.m. ET
New York City FC vs. New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 8:30 p.m. ET
Sporting Kansas City vs. Inter Miami CF (at Arrowhead Stadium), 8:30 p.m. ET
Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC, 8:30 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew, 9:30 p.m. ET
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids, 10:30 p.m. ET
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. ET


Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union, 2:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
St. Louis City SC vs. Austin FC, 4:45 p.m. ET (FOX)

MLS game of the week: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union

Date and time: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET

TV/streaming info: FOX/MLS Season Pass

If Inter Miami can take any solace from its Concacaf Champions Cup debacle against CF Monterrey, it can look no further than to the team its currently tied with in the Eastern Conference standings. The Philadelphia Union flamed out of the continental tournament in a 6-0 loss to Liga MX’s Pachuca. After opening the MLS regular season with two ties before its Concacaf Champions Cup bow-out, the Union have won three of four (with another tie in the mix) to remain the league’s lone unbeaten team. Julián Carranza has scored four goals in that span.

Atlanta United has outscored opponents 9-1 at the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is where the Five Stripes will host the Union on Sunday. Atlanta’s Giorgos Giakoumakis’ five goals is just one behind Golden Boot co-leaders Cristian Arango of Real Salt Lake and Lewis Morgan of the New York Red Bulls. Giakoumakis, however, did not play in last week’s 1-1 road draw to New York City FC due to a bone bruise on his knee.

Where can you watch MLS games?

All Major League Soccer games air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. Some select games are available for free on Apple TV and viewers only need an Apple ID to watch.

Where can you watch MLS games on TV?

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