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MLS signs $720M TV deal with ESPN, Fox, Univision

Updated: May 12, 2014 2:00PM

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer have signed new broadcast rights deals with ESPN, Fox and Univision.

The new contracts announced Monday are for eight years through 2022.

The deal is epected to be worth $720 million, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.

ESPN has aired MLS games since the league’s inception in 1996. Fox broadcast games from 2003-11 before NBC won the rights to the contract. NBC is in the final season of a three-year agreement.

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