MLS is Back: How to watch Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps live stream

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The MLS is Back Tournament is well underway in Orlando, Florida, and today's schedule sees the return of two Pacific Northwest rivals as Seattle Sounders take on Vancouver Whitecaps. Follow along with all of the action wherever you are with our Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps live stream guide.

Seattle is taking part in its third and final MLS is Back group stage game this evening in this Group B clash. For Vancouver, it's game number two. These two sides normally compete for the Cascadia Cup each year, along with Portland Timbers, though it has been announced that games taking place without fans in attendance will not count towards the rivalry competition.

There's still 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.

The Sounders have taken just one point from their first two games at MLS is Back with a tie in their tournament opener against San Jose Earthquakes and a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chicago Fire in their last outing. Brian Schmetzer's side need to win their final group game in order to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout rounds of the MLS is Back Tournament.

Prior to the enforced season break, the Seattle side recorded a season-opening victory at home to Chicago Fire and a draw against Columbus Crew. Results thus far mean Seattle has five points in the overall Western Conference standings.

Vancouver Whitecaps had its start to MLS is Back start delayed following the withdrawal of FC Dallas and subsequent group reshuffle. In the team's opening Group B game the Whitecaps fell 4-3 to San Jose Earthquakes, letting a 2-goal lead slip twice in that game before ultimately conceding the game's deciding goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time.

In the overall Western Conference standings, the Blue-and-White have three points from three games played in the 2020 season so far.

Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: 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.

Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps kick off on Sunday, July 19, at 10:30pm ET local time. That makes it a 7:30pm PT start. For those watching from the UK, the first game gets underway at 3:30am BST on Monday, July 20.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps online from outside your country

We have details of all the U.S., Canadian, and UK 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 Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps online in the U.S.

If you live in the U.S. and want to watch Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps you have a few options. Since the game is being broadcast on FS1 as well as in Spanish on TUDN, you can pick from a few different streaming services to watch it online.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu With Live TV is $54.99 per month and gives you access to 67 channels including FS1 for Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps, plus ESPN and ESPN 2 for many other games in MLS is Back. You won't be able to watch MLS games 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.

Fubo TV

FuboTV starts at $54.99 per month and gives you access to FS1 and TUDN so you can choose either way to watch Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps. However, the service does not carry ESPN or ESPN2 so you won't be able to watch the games broadcast on the network. FuboTV does include a 7-day free trial so you can test out the service for yourself.

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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 FS1 — including Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps — with the Blue plan or other games on ESPN channels with Sling Orange. 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 FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, and more 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 Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps live in Canada

Canadian MLS fans will want to tune into TSN for the MLS is Back Tournament. 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 Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps 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 Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps, can be streamed live for free via the FreeSports app or viewed via its TV channel. Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps kicks off at 3:30am BST on Friday 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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