Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy live stream: How to watch El Tráfico online

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The MLS is Back Tournament is well underway in Orlando, Florida, and today's schedule sees the return of El Tráfico as Los Angeles FC take on LA Galaxy. Follow along with all of the action wherever you are with our Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy live stream guide.

Both teams are taking part in their second MLS is Back group stage game this evening in this Group F clash. After a few months off, there's plenty to play for in the tournament-style competition with group games contributing to regular season standings and the overall MLS is Back winner gaining a CONCACAF Champions League berth.

LAFC earned a hard-fought point in their opening MLS is Back game against Houston Dynamo. That six-goal thriller saw the Black and Gold come from 3-1 down in the second half to tie the game.

Prior to the enforced season break, Bob Bradley's side recorded a season-opening victory against MLS newbies Inter Miami and a draw against Philadelphia Union. Results thus far mean LAFC have five points in the overall Western Conference standings.

LA Galaxy suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Portland Timbers in their first game of the tournament. Guillermo Barros Schelotto's men sit bottom of Group F after one game for each side and will want to pick up points in this crucial El Tráfico derby game to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout rounds of MLS is Back.

In the overall Western Conference standings, LA Galaxy also brings up the rear with just one point so far, earned in their season opener at Houston Dynamo back in February.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy: Where and when?

The MLS is Back Tournament is taking place in its entirety at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. All of the games in Orlando will be played behind closed doors with no fans in attendance and with strict health and safety precautions in place.

Los Angeles FC and LA Galaxy kick off El Tráfico on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30pm ET local time. That makes it a 7:30pm PT start. For those watching the game from the UK, the first game gets underway at 3:30am on Sunday, July 19.

Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this tournament further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching MLS games, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet, or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy online in the U.S.

If you live in the U.S. and want to watch the El Tráfico, you'll need to tune in to ESPN. There are a few ways to do exactly that online without breaking the bank.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu With Live TV is $54.99 per month and gives you access to 67 channels including Fox in most areas as well as ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. You won't be able to watch MLS games that are on TUDN but you will be able to watch two streams simultaneously and the service also includes a free 50-hour cloud DVR in case you want to record some games to watch later.

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Hulu's Live TV package is a great option for a wide variety of purposes, including streaming the MLS is Back Tournament.

Sling TV

SlingTV starts at $30 per month for either its Orange or Blue plan, though you can try out the service for free for three days. You can catch the games on ESPN — including El Tráfico — with the Orange plan or other games on FS1 channels with Sling Blue. If you want both, you'd be better served by its Orange & Blue plan at $45 per month to get access to all the channels you'll need to watch MLS is Back except for TUDN. SlingTV also includes 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage for free as well as its own on-demand library.

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AT&T TV Now has plans starting at $65 per month and is one of the more expensive streaming services and this is because all of its plans include HBO. With the service's Plus plan, you get access to over 45 channels including Fox, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and Univision depending on where you live. AT&T TV Now also allows you to stream on three devices at once and record up to 20 hours of content with its DVR service.

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV costs $49.99 per month and gives you access to over 70 channels including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and Fox depending on where you live. YouTube TV lets you stream on three devices simultaneously and it even includes a 9-month unlimited cloud DVR.

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Live stream Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy live in Canada

Canadian MLS fans will want to tune into TSN for this MLS is Back clash. While you can watch the game on TV if you're already a cable subscriber, you can also sign up for the network's own streaming service, TSN Direct, for either C$19.99 per month or you can buy a Day Pass for C$4.99 if there is a particular game you want to watch.

How to stream Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy live in the UK

MLS is Back Tournament games are being split between Sky Sports and FreeSports in the UK. Essentially, games that are being played in the evening in the U.S. are being shown live on FreeSports and games that are being played at 9am ET in the U.S. are being broadcast on Sky Sports at 2pm in the UK.

Any FreeSports game, including Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy, can be streamed live for free via the FreeSports app or viewed via its TV channel. El Tráfico kicks off at 3:30am BST on Sunday morning.

If you don't want to stay up late to watch the game live, you can watch FreeSports' MLS is Back games on-demand after they have taken place, though this requires a premium membership to its paid service, Premier Sports. Pricing starts at £9.99 per month and includes games from MLS, Serie A, and La Liga, as well as some other sports coverage.

Adam Oram
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