ESPN networks will televise 31 regular-season Major League Soccer matches in 2018, as well as the MLS All-Star Game in Atlanta on Aug. 1. ESPN’s schedule begins Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. ET with 2017 MLS Cup finalist Seattle Sounders hosting Los Angeles FC at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The season-opener will mark the MLS debut of the much-anticipated LAFC franchise coached by former U.S. Men’s National Team manager Bob Bradley and led by Mexican National Team forward Carlos Vela. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will televise the Sounders-LAFC opener, which will also feature some of the league’s top stars on Seattle’s roster, such as U.S. Men’s National Team players Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris, Uruguayan midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro and Panamanian defender Román Torres.