How to watch MLS live abroad – In this article I’m going to show you the easy method.
Soccer is getting big in the United States without a doubt and thanks to big names over the past few years such as David Beckham and Steven Gerrard plus a host of others the world is starting to take note of Major League Soccer (Football) otherwise known as MLS.
The interest in the US has grown massively in recent years and there is also interest now from around the world.
If you have an MLS Soccer Live account you’re likely to watch many of the games online in the US but what about if you’re outside the US?
If you’re like me and have tried to watch MLS outside the United States you’ll have been blocked so I’ve found a legal way around this and in this guide I’ll show you how to watch MLS Soccer live abroad.
Why am I blocked from watching MLS abroad?
Every internet connection has what is known as an IP Address assigned to it. This allows websites to know who is requesting what and where to send it. Similar to a phone number it is unique to you at the time of connection.
Just like a phone number has an area code an IP Address can be used to determine your location and from this websites can easily block you. If you visit MLS Live outside the United States, Canada or Mexico you’ll see the following message.
The way to bypass this is to use a service called a VPN. A VPN is a legal tool used to protect your privacy and a by-product of that privacy is to allow you to appear as if you’re in another country.
When watching MLS outside the United States, Canada or Mexico you can use a VPN to appear as if you are in one of those countries and then watch MLS matches abroad.
How to watch MLS live abroad
VPN services are really easy to find these days, with people more concerned about their online privacy than ever before there are companies all over the place offering VPN services.
You’re going to be streaming video when watching MLS online abroad so you need a VPN service that is reliable and more importantly, fast.
I’ve put together a list of three of the best and fastest VPN services below which are all tried and tested as working with MLS so regardless of where you are in the world you’ll be able to keep up with all the MLS games.
How to watch MLS live abroad
Follow one of the links above and sign up to a VPN provider of your choice. My personal favourite is ExpressVPN because I find them most reliable and also fastest but take your time to look around and consider which you prefer.
Below I’ve put together a little step-by-step guide on how to watch MLS live abroad using ExpressVPN on a Windows PC but the process is much the same on all systems and other providers software works the same although the layout may look different.
- Visit ExpressVPN, sign up and then press Products.
- Download the correct app for your device type.
- Open the app and login or activate it.
- Press Choose Location and then United States.
Once connected that is all you have to do. You can now visit the MLS Live website and watch any Major League Soccer game regardless of where you are in the world.
The great news is you can also avoid blackouts. So if you live in a state where your local games are blacked out then you’ll be able to access these too. Just use the Map option under Server Selection to connect to a state outside your local state.