Here’s How to Stream Lionel Messi’s MLS Debut for Free

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After launching its 2023 season on Feb. 25, Major League Soccer is heating up with Lionel Messi making his heavily anticipated debut for Inter Miami CF on Friday (July 21). The team will take on LIGA MX side Cruz Azul in the opening match for Leagues Cup, a new North American, World Cup-style soccer tournament streaming exclusively on MLS Season Pass.

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As expected, last-minute tickets to Messi’s first game are in high demand. Prices to the game, which will be held at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., range from around $270 to more than $1,400 on StubHub, Vivid Seats, Seat Geek and Ticketmaster.


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Fans who can’t make it to the game can catch all the action on MLS Season Pass. In addition to Messi’s first match, subscribers get to stream the soccer star’s training camp session on Tuesday (July 18), along with other Leagues Cup and Inter Miami CF matches and tons more content, including Spanish-language programs.

Visit for the full 2023 MLS game schedule. Keep reading for details on how to stream tonight’s game and other MLS matches.

MLS Season Pass: How to Watch Major League Soccer Online

Want to stream MLS from anywhere, anytime? MLS Season Pass is the only way to watch every single MLS game for one low price — and no local blackouts.

MLS Season Pass is a standalone service on the Apple TV app that gives fans exclusive access to stream every regular-season match, plus hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro, MLS NEXT, and other long-awaited matches like MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal F.C.

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What time does the MLS All-Star Game start? The soccer match will stream live from Washington D.C.’s Audi Field on Wednesday (July 19) at 8 p.m. ET. on MLS Season Pass.

In celebration of the 2023 MLS season, fans can enjoy a variety of free, on-demand content celebrating “the action, excitement and distinct culture of MLS.”

The lineup includes content from MLS clubs, 2023 player profiles, full replays of classic matches, documentary-style vignettes and the best league and club highlights from the 2022 season.

How much does MLS Season Pass cost? The service is $14.99/month or $99 per season. However, Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a discounted rate of $12.99/month or $79 per season.

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Price: $14.99/month $12.99/month

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If you’re not subscribed to Apple TV+, the service is $6.99 per month and you get a free trial for the first week.

How to Get MLS Season Pass for Free

Want to stream MLS Season Pass games including Messi’s first game and more for free? T-Mobile offers qualifying customers a free subscription to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV+ app. See more details on T-Mobile’s free perks here.

With MLS Season Pass, soccer fans can stay connected to the action by following their favorite MLS clubs through My Sports on the Apple TV app and stream on a Macbook, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K (streaming internationally? Use ExpressVPN to access Apple TV).

Additionally, users can follow their favorite clubs, teams and leagues, get alerts before upcoming matches, follow scores in real time and much more on Apple TV+.

My Sports also syncs with Apple News, making it even easier to get personalized, real-time sports coverage.

You can stream Apple TV+ on Apple devices, smart TVs, smart phones and other devices like notebooks and gaming consoles, and on the web at

Besides sporting events, Apple TV+ is home to a great selection of bingeworthy TV shows and movies such as Ted Lasso, The Crowded Room, Silo, Severance, Shrinking, Servant, Platonic, Hijack, The Afterparty, Truth Be Told and Still: A Micheal J. Fox Movie.

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