Timbers vs Rapids live stream: Can you watch for free?

The Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids will both look to put last year’s forgettable campaign behind them tonight when they meet at Providence Park for the 2024 MLS season opener.

The Timbers vs Rapids game will begin soon, at 10:30 PM ET. If you live in the United States or Canada, the only way to watch is through the MLS Season Pass, which is available exclusively through Apple TV. Here’s everything you need to know about the Season Pass and how to watch live broadcasts of the games.

Watch Timbers vs Rapids on MLS Season Pass

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If you want to watch this game, you need one MLS Season Pass, which hosts every game (without local blackouts) once again this season. On average, about one game per week will also be broadcast on Fox or Fox Sports 1, but the only way you can be sure to watch all of your favorite team’s games this year is through Season Pass.

The Season Pass is available exclusively through the Apple TV app or website. If you don’t have Apple TV+, it costs $15 per month or $99 for the season (which works out to about $10 per month). If you have Apple TV+, the Season Pass drops to $13 per month or $79 for the season (about $8 per month). In any case, this is a pretty killer deal as you’ll get access to over 500 games (493 MLS games, plus League Cup, MLS Next, and MLS Next Pro), most of which won’t be available anywhere else.

After signing up for Season Pass, you can visit the Apple TV website or Apple TV app on almost any streaming device (phone, tablet, Apple TV 4K, Roku, Firestick, smart TV, PS5, etc.) and watch Timbers vs Rapids live in language English or Spanish.

Watch Timbers vs Rapids Live Stream from Abroad

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If you’re an MLS Season Pass subscriber but are traveling abroad, you can use a virtual private network (VPN) to try watching the game. A VPN masks your IP address and then connects you to a server in another country, allowing you to access online content that is usually geo-locked from that country.

There are lots of different good VPNs out there these days–we’ve put together a list best VPN services available in 2024–but NordVPN would be our pick. It’s safe, doesn’t limit your speed while streaming, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re ever unsure.

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