By DAN KARELL
Fans of USL Pro teams and their players will be able to watch them for free all season long.
USL Pro announced on Friday that they’ve partnered with YouTube to live stream every regular season and post season for free on team channels. Fans will also have a chance to see other video material on each team’s individual YouTube channels and games will be archived on the website shortly after completion.
“Online streaming is a vital component of the growth of the league,” USL President Tim Holt said in a statement. “YouTube eliminates barriers that previously stood between fans and the action on the field. We want fans worldwide to take notice of the high quality of play in USL Pro and see the importance of the league in the North American soccer landscape. YouTube makes this process much easier and we’re thrilled to have this relationship.”
Major League Soccer and the North American Soccer League both have their own forms of online streaming for fans, though those come with a subscription to a specific package (i.e. MLS Live). With a number of MLS players expected to spend time on loan in NASL next year, fans of MLS clubs will now have a chance to watch those teams as well.
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