The longest season in Major League Soccer history is finally coming to a close this weekend with the 28th MLS Cup Final game between Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and Columbus Crew. The pair of No. 3 seeds will face off on the field for the final this Saturday, Dec. 9, kicking off around 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT). As the defending champions, LAFC is looking to bring home the cup and become the first back-to-back winners since the LA Galaxy in 2011-12. Columbus Crew, who will play host for the weekend, would like to add a third title to their collection. This will be Columbus Crew's fourth MLS Cup Final appearance.
Are you ready to watch some soccer? Here’s everything you need to know about how to tune into the action on the field and watch the MLS Cup Final this year.
How to watch the MLS Cup 2023:
Date: Saturday, Dec. 9
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Game: LAFC at Columbus Crew
Location: Lower.com Field, Columbus, OH
TV channel: Fox
Streaming: Apple TV+
When is the MLS Cup Final 2023?
This year’s MLS Cup Final match will be held this Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. ET. (there is some confusion on when exactly kickoff is scheduled for, but game coverage begins at 3 p.m., so if you’re worried you might miss some of the action, just tune in a few minutes early!)
Who is playing in the 2023 MLS Cup Final?
After defeating the Houston Dynamo 2-0 at the Western Conference final this past weekend, defending champions LAFC are headed to this year's MLS Cup Final, where they'll face the Columbus Crew. The Ohio team clinched their place in the MLS Cup Final after a major comeback against Cincinnati this past Saturday.
What channel is the MLS Cup Final on?
The MLS Cup Final will be broadcast on Fox and FOX Deportes in the US. If you have access to live TV, you may very well already have Fox for free. If not, you can try out one of the live TV streaming services we recommend, or check out the game streaming free on Apple TV+.