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The League recently announced the new contract with last year's provider.

Major League Soccer and FOX Soccer announced on Friday that they have agreed to extend the contract between the parties for another season.

“FOX Soccer has been a tremendous partner for MLS for many years and we are very happy that we have been able to extend the relationship,” said MLS President Mark Abbott. “Through both its news coverage and its extensive schedule of MLS games, Fox Soccer allows MLS fans across the country to follow their club as well as their rivals.”

The network will broadcast 31 games in all, as well as three exclusive playoff matches and a Conference Final.

“We’re extremely pleased to be home to MLS – the gold standard for soccer in the US - for our ninth straight season,” said FOX Soccer Executive Vice President and General Manager David Nathanson. “FOX Soccer is committed to providing soccer fans in America the best coverage possible, and this extension helps us keep that commitment.”

The first match to air on FOX in the 2011 season will highlight the 2010 MLS champions, the Colorado Rapids, who will welcome the Portland Timbers to Dicks' Sporting Goods Park on March 19th.

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