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A great day for users of mobile devices:

Major League Soccer Brings MLS MatchDay App to iPad

For the First Time; Announces Update for 2011 Season

MLS MatchDay 2011 App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Features Live Games, Support for iOS 4.3 and AirPlay

NEW YORK (March 9, 2011) - Major League Soccer announced today a major update to its MLS MatchDay 2011 App which adds support for iPad as well as new features such as live games and support for Apple's AirPlay and iOS 4.3. MLS MatchDay allows fans to follow the League and its 18 Clubs at home or on the go using their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The update was built from the ground up to work on all three devices, including, for the first time, iPad, taking full advantage of its unique capabilities and large, high-resolution display.

Download MLS MatchDay 2011 by clicking here.

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more info after the jump:

Starting March 18, MLS fans will be able to watch up to 180 live MLS matches on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, as well as stream the content to their Apple TV using AirPlay.

Key features of the MLS MatchDay 2011 App include:

  • Live game streaming (via MatchDay Live available through In-App Purchase)
  • Real time highlights
  • Redesigned Matchcenter and improved statistical display
  • Matchday and newspaper modes (iPad)
  • Customized homescreen allowing users to follow their favorite Club
  • AirPlay allows users to send all MLS video to their television through Apple TV
  • Facebook chats
  • Customizable alert system

"Soccer fans deserve best-in-class digital experiences and the new MLS MatchDay 2011 App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is an exciting step forward in sports applications," said Chris Schlosser, director of digital strategy for MLS. "We are particularly excited to provide soccer fans access to Apple's AirPlay, allowing them to stream content directly to their Apple TV."

The MLS MatchDay 2011 App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. (Note: The App will be available in Canada later today.) 

The 2011 MLS season starts Tuesday, March 15 when the LA Galaxy travel to face the Seattle Sounders at 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com). All 18 Clubs are in action during MLS First Kick presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. For a complete MLS schedule, click here.

Now I can hear some of you already complaining, what about our Android phones?  No problem, MLS also released the android app today, click here. Heck they even did a page about it.

It is clear that Major League Soccer is making good progress with their mobile apps.

OFF MY SOAPBOX