MLS CUP final

LAFC will face off against the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Cup Final on Saturday, November 5 at 16:00 EST. If you want to learn how to live stream the match online, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you how to watch the MLS Cup final live online from the US, Canada, and abroad including how to bypass blackout restrictions.

Access to official streaming channels depends on where you live. Fans inside the US and Canada might be blocked from streaming the game due to blackout restrictions. Viewers abroad could be blocked from watching altogether. If you encounter an error message saying the video stream is not available in your location, you can bypass the restriction with a VPN.

How to watch the MLS Cup final 2022 with a VPN

VPNs encrypt all your internet traffic and route it through an intermediary server location that you pick. This makes websites believe that you are in a different country – or city. As a result, you can bypass geographic restrictions. To unblock the MLS Cup final while abroad (or due to a blackout) follow the steps below.

Here’s how to live stream the MLS cup final 2022 online free:

  1. Sign up for a VPN. We recommend NordVPN, although Surfshark and  ExpressVPN are both excellent alternatives.
  2. Download and install the VPN app for your device.
  3. Run the app and connect to a server in the US or Canada (streaming channel dependent), but outside the blackout region.
  4. Create an account for your chosen service (if one is needed). Note that this might require you to have a payment method linked to a local address.
  5. Live stream the 2022 MLS Cup Final! Note: if you’re still having problems, clear your browser’s cookies and try again.

A VPN masks your location by concealing your home IP address and replacing it with that of the VPN server. Some streaming apps, such as ESPN+ for iOS and Android, may use your GPS to determine your location. Under these circumstances disable GPS, or use your VPN to watch in a browser rather than the mobile app.

How to watch MLS Cup final 2022 for free on US TV

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Fox has exclusive rights to the 2022 MLS Cup final English-language broadcast. You can stream through the Fox Sports app or, but a cable subscription is required to log in.

UniMas and TUDN offer Spanish-language streams, and the former sometimes streams games on Twitter, though we can’t guarantee that’s an option for the final. Check out Univision NOW and TUDN App for Spanish-language streams.

Don’t have cable? An over-the-top TV streaming provider can help. FuboTV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV all carry Fox Sports 1, where the game will be broadcast.

All of the services above are region-locked, so you’ll need a VPN to access them from outside of the US. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re unsatisfied.

Where else can I live stream the MLS Cup Final?

The MLS Final will be shown in numerous countries around the world. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch from wherever you are:


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In Canada, this match will air on both TSN and TVA Sports (in English and French, respectively). If either channel is included as part of your cable TV subscription, you can watch online at no added cost.

If you’d prefer to watch the MLS Final without cable, you can either purchase a TSN Direct daily pass ($4.99 CAD) or a TVA Sports monthly pass ($19.99). Obviously, TSN is the less expensive choice here, but if you’re more comfortable speaking French, there isn’t really much choice.

TSN and TVA Sports are only available in Canada. However, you can access them abroad by connecting to a Canadian VPN server.

Other countries

You can find a full list of international MLS broadcasters here. However, not all of these broadcasters have online streaming options, and we can’t guarantee that they will all carry the 2022 MLS Cup Final.

Which team is expected to win?

The latest betting odds give a slight edge to LAFC to take home the MLS Cup trophy in 2022. That said, it is very close according to the bookies!

LAFC will be hosting the game at the Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium, which may help to give them an edge.

Is MLS moving to Apple TV next season?

Yes. A new deal struck between Major League Soccer and Apple this year means that Apple TV will be the exclusive broadcaster for all MLS games from 2023 through 2032. That means an end to regional broadcasters and the regional crews that fans are accustomed to calling their games.

As of yet, no details have been released about the potential for televised games, but one thing is for certain, even if some games are televised, the streaming rights are exclusively Apple’s now!

This means that the MLS final is your last chance to watch MLS soccer on your usual streaming services, and if you are a big soccer fan, you may want to start making plans to migrate your account to Apple TV next season!

The good news is that the deal made with Apple TV is a global distribution deal. As a result, soccer fans all around the world may find it easier to watch the MLS season, by subscribing to Apple TV.

Can I watch the MLS final with a free VPN?

No. Although there are some free VPNs available on the market, these are not suitable for watching the MLS cup final. Free VPNs have very few servers that are easy for streaming providers to spot and block. As a result, we know of no free VPNs that have servers that work to watch MLS streams on FOX, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or elsewhere.

If you want to watch the MLS cup final for free with a VPN, your best bet will be to get a subscription with our top choice NordVPN. It has a 30-day money-back guarantee, which means you can use it to stream the final if you happen to be traveling abroad, and then ask for a refund.