ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will combine to present more than 14 original hours of classic Major League Soccer matches for MLS Rivalry Week beginning Tuesday through Saturday.

At 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN Deportes will spotlight the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference semifinal between “El Trafico” rivals LAFC and LA Galaxy. The 5-3 LAFC victory – the most-watched MLS match on ESPN Deportes – was the final confrontation between star players Carlos Vela (LAFC) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (LA Galaxy).

The schedule of MLS Rivalry Week classic games continues Wednesday with a tripleheader on ESPN2 (all times ET):

* 6 p.m. – Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United: Atlanta’s Josef Martinez broke the single-season goals scored record in 2018 with his 28th goal of the season – the match winner in a 2-1 victory over Orlando City

* 8 p.m. – New York City FC vs. Red Bulls: After giving up a goal in the first five minutes, the Red Bulls stormed back with three second-half goals for a 3-1 road victory in 2015 in this Hudson River Derby encounter

* 10 p.m. – Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: Former U.S. international Clint Dempsey came off the bench in the second half with Seattle down a goal and a man to score the equalizer in extratime over their Cascadia Cup rival in 2017.

On Friday, ESPN Deportes will offer a Spanish-language presentation of that Timbers-Sounders match from June 2017 at 9 p.m., followed by a 2-1 NYC FC win over the Red Bulls on August 24, 2019 (11 p.m.).

The schedule of MLS rivalry games concludes Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN Deportes with the “El Trafico” from July 19, 2019 – a 3-2 LA Galaxy home victory over LAFC behind Ibrahimovic’s hat trick.

Additional updates about ESPN programming will be announced via @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room.

 

 

ESPN2/ESPN Deportes MLS Rivalry Week Classic Games:

Date
Time (ET)
Match (Original Air Date)
Platform
Tue, May 12
9 p.m.
LAFC vs. LA Galaxy (Oct. 24, 2019)

‘El Trafico’ from the 2019 MLS Cup Playoff – Carlos Vela and LAFC scored a 5-3 victory, their first win in three matches over LA Galaxy.

ESPN Deportes
Wed, May 13
6 p.m.
Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United (Aug. 24, 2018)

Atlanta’s Josef Martinez scored the game winner in a 2-1 victory, breaking the MLS single-season goals scored record with his 28th goal.

ESPN2
8 p.m.
NYC FC vs. New York Red Bulls (June 28, 2015)

Bradley Wright-Phillips led the Red Bulls to a 3-1 road victory against cross-town rivals New York City FC.

ESPN2
10 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (June 25, 2017)

Clint Dempsey’s late equalizer added to the legend of the Timbers-Sounders Cascadia Cup rivalry.

ESPN2
Fri, May 15
9 p.m.
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (June 25, 2017)
ESPN Deportes
11 p.m.
NYC FC vs. New York Red Bulls (Aug. 24, 2019)

The last Hudson River Rivalry game in 2019 – a 2-1 home victory by New York City FC over New York Red Bulls.

ESPN Deportes
Sat, May 16
1 p.m.
LA Galaxy vs. LAFC (July 19, 2019)

Ibrahimovic’s hat trick led LA Galaxy to a 3-2 victory.

ESPN Deportes