August ends and September begins with with a whopping 24 matches in MLS Week 28.
The congested schedule lends itself to an equally frenzied playoff chase, as teams seek valuable points to get them ahead of the pack. In the Eastern Conference, fifth place through 12th are separated by just seven points, meaning games have already taken on a playoff-level of importance. It's a similar case in the West, where seven points separates fifth through 11th.
Two of the three Canadian MLS sides are embroiled in those playoff hunts. Toronto FC enter the week with a mountain to climb despite being just three points back of the playoff line. That's because all of the teams they're chasing also sport games in hand, closing TFC's margin for error considerably.
The Reds will host two massive home games in Week 28, the first of which comes Wednesday against Western Conference playoff chasers LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are lead by former TFC head coach Greg Vanney, who has enlisted former Toronto players Victor Vazquez, Mark Delgado, Eriq Zavaleta and Raheem Edwards to the Southern California outfit. Also starring for the Galaxy are Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and former Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig — the two standouts combined for a goal over the weekend in LA's 2-1 win at New England Revolution, Puig's first start in MLS.
TFC will also face arch-rivals CF Montreal on Sept. 4. Montreal are in no danger of missing the playoffs as they trail East leaders Philadelphia Union by five points with a game in hand. However, form goes out the window whenever Toronto and Montreal meet, so more fireworks could be in the cards.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver Whitecaps are the other Canadian team currently outside the playoff places, and they travel to Western bottom-feeders San Jose Earthquakes in search of a desperately needed three points on Sunday.
Here's the full schedule for Week 28 of the MLS season, plus how to watch every game live.
MLS Week 28: Schedule
|Aug. 31||7:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||7:30 p.m.||Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||7:30 p.m.||CF Montreal vs. New York Red Bulls||TSN 5|
|Aug. 31||7:30 p.m.||New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||7:30 p.m.||Orlando City vs. Seattle Sounders||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||7:30 p.m.||Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy||TSN 4|
|Aug. 31||8:00 p.m.||New York City FC vs. D.C. United||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||8:30 p.m.||Houston Dynamo vs. LAFC||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||8:30 p.m.||Nashville SC vs. Colorado Rapids||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||9:00 p.m.||Austin FC vs. Portland Timbers||DAZN|
|Aug. 31||9:30 p.m.||Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United||DAZN|
|Sept. 3||3:30 p.m.||Minnesota United vs. FC Dallas||DAZN|
|Sept. 3||5:30 p.m.||Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire||DAZN|
|Sept. 3||7:00 p.m.||New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union||DAZN|
|Sept. 3||7:30 p.m.||FC Cincinnati vs. Charlotte FC||DAZN|
|Sept. 3||8:30 p.m.||Nashville SC vs. Austin FC||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||5:30 p.m.||Portland Timbers vs. Atlanta United||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||7:30 p.m.||D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||7:30 p.m.||Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||8:00 p.m.||LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||8:00 p.m.||New England Revolution vs. New York City FC||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||9:00 p.m.||Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo||DAZN|
|Sept. 4||9:30 p.m.||San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps||TSN 1/4|
|Sept. 4||10:30 p.m.||LAFC vs. Real Salt Lake||DAZN|
How to watch MLS in Canada: TV and live stream
MLS matches stream live and on-demand on DAZN in Canada.
DAZN, the first global pure sport live and on-demand streaming service, has streaming rights for Major League Soccer in Canada for the 2022 season. CTV, TSN/RDS, and TVA Sports will also broadcast select matches throughout the season (those matches will be available on DAZN 48 hours after the final whistle).
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:
- iPhone, iPad
- Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Fire Tablet
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Google Chromecast
- LG, Sony, and Samsung smart TVs
- Playstation 4, Playstation 5
- Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S
A subscription to DAZN is $24.99 CAD a month or $199.99 CAD a year and includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming, including MLS, Champions League, the NFL, and more.