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MLS Live returning at 23 percent price hike, RSL no-blackouts policy set to continue

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Major League Soccer's live streaming platform, MLS Live, is set to return for 2015 after reports and discussion last year that the platform would be phased out in favor of an ESPN solution.

However, according to an MLS press release, that ESPN solution didn't take, and MLS Live will return for the 2015 season. It's on sale now at a $64.99 pre-season rate, which is a 23 percent increase over the 2014 preseason rate of $52.99.

As expected, Real Salt Lake continues to support a no-blackout policy, which sees matches broadcast on local television fully available on MLS Live. RSL is one of seven clubs with a no-local-blackout policy, with two others indeterminate.

Although the nitty-gritty details of Real Salt Lake's new TV deal aren't fully available, that confirmation is encouraging that it's business-as-usual for the club that's been adamant about not having a need for local blackouts, which is perhaps rendered somewhat easier with a regularly sold-out stadium.