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FiOS TV Gets Kicks From MLS Package

Verizon is now offering FiOS TV subscribers Major League Soccer's Direct Kick out-of-market games subscription package.

MLS Direct Kick, $64 for the 2009 season to FiOS TV subscribers, features 130 matches not available on national broadcast channels, including regional broadcasts of regular-season and select playoff games, as well as pre- and postgame shows. The package comprises five standard-definition channels on FiOS TV.

Other soccer programming offered through FiOS TV includes Fox Soccer Channel, Gol TV and ESPN Deportes (included with FiOS TV's Extreme HD package), as well as the subscription-based Setanta Sports.

MLS Direct Kick also is available from cable operators including Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision - through InDemand Networks - as well as DirecTV and Dish Network.