MLS MatchDay

The 2013 MLS season kicks off in just three days, and the MLS MatchDay app has been updated right on time with a new interface and full tablet support. Last year's update was functional but certainly not easy to use or perfectly designed. For 2013, they've pulled out all the stops and gone with a complete redesign that should keep Android users happy for the whole season. The interface has taken on a holo design, shedding the legacy menu button and adding a slide-in panel to improve navigation. There are also now more granular notification settings, so you can see when lineups are available, to get condensed match stats, and breaking news alerts.

The new update also added tablet support, which takes advantage of the larger screen to display news articles in a newspaper-style format rather than a list, and offer more navigation options on individual team and match pages. Over and above the new interface, you can now watch matches directly on your devices with MLS Live, as well as see Goal of the Week videos.

Stick around after the break and see the new phone UI, along with a few comparisons to what the new app does on a 7-inch tablet. Then head to the Play Store link at the top of this post to get the app.

Phone UI slide-in panel Phone UI club view

Phone interface

Tablet UI slide-in panel Tablet UI club view

7-inch tablet portrait

Tablet UI landscape

7-inch tablet landcape

 
There are 15 comments

lyun17 says:

Great looking app, much better than last years confusing interface. Go NYRB!!!

wipeout says:

PT. FC.

Deegan says:

Thanks for the info AC. Bring on NYRB, its all about Sporting KC this year. The cup is ours! "I believe!"

Stayshift says:

Really? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! #ebfg

#boomboomclap

BasPilot says:

What is that, a Hannah Montanna song? How about RSL for the WIN!!!

If you belive then just stand up on your feet, and shout it loud REALL!!!!!!
Here at the RioT the battle hymn's begun, we're here for R>>>S>>>L>>>

We took care of RSL in the Desert Diamond Cup to that 'Hannah Montana' song :P 

Not in those new SKC 2013 kits. Those things are uuugggllyyyyyy.

MrJedi says:

Agree to disagree. I thought they were tastefully done. Kansas City fans of all sports seem to be opposed to having corporate sponsors have any kind of naming rights. We love that the Royals play at Kaufman Stadium (the founder), and the Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium. The only reason people didn't take much issue with Livestrong Sporting Park was because it was basically a reverse sponsorship where SKC was contracted to make scheduled donations, and it was once a very popular charity.

Some were worried that the new Ivy Funds sponsorship would mean losing the Sporting Blue colors since the company's colors are Black, White, and Green. It didn't, and when the sponsor is based only 15 miles away from the stadium it is a much easier pill to swallow.

garfnodie says:

I'm guessing this app has something to do with soccer. I can only assume though since there's no mention of the word soccer, but I don't see any homes on the screen shots, and assuming the Seattle Sounders is some kind of sports team, then MLS must stand for "Major League Soccer" and not "Multiple Listing Service".

"The 2013 MLS season kicks off in just three days"

"... individual team and match pages."

"... see Goal of the Week videos."

Not to mention that the app is called "MLS MatchDay".

think people can figure this one out :P

 

garfnodie says:

If the title had at least included the word soccer, I would have not even cared cause I wouldn't have even read it since I don't like/watch sports. When I saw MLS, I thought it might have had something to do with realty and house hunting since MLS also stands for Multiple Listing Service.

I think someone needs to get out more. ;-)

SOUNDERS 'TIL I DIE!!!

BasPilot says:

To be less biased toward my team, this is a huge huge upgrade to this app...

ALSO, USA, you need to get into the game a bit more. There's drama found on the pitch/field, that isn't found anywhere else. - signed, a really big NFL fan.

VDub2174 says:

This'll come in handy for the Phila Union away games that I might not be able to catch on TV.