MLS Matchday 2011 IPad App Review

MLS Matchday 2011 IPad App Review

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 9, 2011
  • 2011 MatchDay Live

Major League Soccer released an update to their iPhone app today that pushed changes to make it universal to the iPad as well. Lots of goodies were packed in this update too. 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

I took a little time to go through the new iPad edition of this app for the review. For a while the league has been saying they’d release an iPad capable app and today it finally came. The price remained perfect too with the app, I mean how much better can free get?

When you open the app for the first time you’ll be presented with this screen. From here you pick your favorite club, for my purposes here I selected them all. Why not huh?

The full season slate is laid out pretty nicely too for you. You can swipe down to view later weeks of the season. From here you can select an upcoming match and get a preview for it. I picked the first game of the season between the Galaxy and the Sounders.

Pulling up a game brings you this screen. I’m sure it will be much better once games are being played and there are clips to view.

Each team’s menu looks something like this:

Now the cool thing I like about this version is that the iPad app also has a new stand kind of feel for the overall league section.

Overall its a great app. I highly recommend you downloading it if you have the device. They also finally released the app on the Android market today as well.