ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Orlando City Soccer Club announced on Thursday morning that they have signed a multi-year partnership with WOFL FOX 35, with WRBW My65 as the flagship station for the Lions' locally-televised games ahead of the 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) season.
“We are very pleased to join the FOX family,” said Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão. “This was a strategic decision to align our locally-televised games with a network known for providing great soccer programming. We hope to bring our fans in Central Florida closer to the global soccer conversation through this partnership ahead of an important year for both the men and women’s game.”
Together, FOX 35 and My65 will provide fans with more opportunities to consume content and immerse themselves deeper into the sport at the local and national level. Between FOX 35, My65, and FOX Sports, 30 out of 34 regular-season matches will be broadcasted on FOX entities. The network will also broadcast the MLS All-Star Game hosted at the Orlando City Stadium on July 31st.
In addition, FOX will be home to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019, which will feature several Orlando Pride players competing in the biggest soccer stage this summer.
“Forming this alliance makes perfect sense, as we can further demonstrate our commitment to soccer coverage in a market full of viewers that demand it,” Vice President and General Manager of WOFL/WRBW Allyson Meyers added. “We are excited to offer soccer fans complete coverage before, during, and after each of the games across multiple platforms.”
As the exclusive streaming partner for Orlando City SC, YouTube TV online subscribers will have access to FOX’s locally and nationally televised matches.