MLS ON TSN Gears Up for the Playoffs with MLS DECISION DAY, October 23

— October 19, 2016

– TSN delivers live coverage of Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on the final day of the MLS regular season –

– TSN’s MLS DECISION DAY coverage features both teams playing simultaneously on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. ET –

– TSN’s live studio coverage breaks down every angle of MLS DECISION DAY, delivering frequent updates on the Montreal Impact as well as key goals from around the league –

TORONTO (October 19, 2016) – The MLS regular season culminates on Sunday, Oct. 23 with MLS DECISION DAY, the final step on the road to the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS. As the home of the beautiful game, TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC in their final games of the regular season. On MLS DECISION DAY, every team in the league plays its final game of the regular season simultaneously, to battle for playoff positioning and set the matchups for the upcoming MLS CUP PLAYOFFS. With a first-round bye on the line, Toronto FC host the Chicago Fire on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN4. In the Western Conference, Vancouver Whitecaps FC look to play spoiler when they take on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN1, in a game where the defending MLS CUP champion Timbers will clinch a playoff spot with a win. Calling all the action from the Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire game are MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Greg Sutton. Play-by-play commentator Peter Schaad and analyst Nick Dasovic call the Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers game, with Perry Solkowski reporting from the sidelines of Vancouver’s BC Place. Host Vic Rauter and TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack broadcast live from the TSN Studio to deliver frequent updates on the Montreal Impact, who are looking to secure home field advantage in the Knockout Round of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, as well as news, highlights, and updates on key goals from around the league in this dramatic finish to the MLS regular season. The network’s live coverage of MLS DECISION DAY is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via the TSN GO app. Following MLS DECISION DAY, TSN delivers a slate of four marquee matchups from the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Knockout Round on Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oct. 27. TSN Radio Fans can tune in to TSN Radio stations for live coverage of MLS DECISION DAY. Gareth Wheeler calls live radio coverage of the TFC-Fire matchup on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, beginning with a 30-minute pre-game show at 3:30 p.m. ET. TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver delivers extensive pre-game and post-game coverage for the Whitecaps FC-Timbers matchup, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Play-by-play commentator Joey Kenward and analyst David Norman deliver the call. The Montreal Impact-New England Revolution matchup is live on TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, with pre-game coverage kicking off at 3 p.m. ET. Play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat and analyst Grant Needham are in the booth to deliver the call. Fans can also listen online at each station's official website, and on smartphones and tablets via the TSN GO app. TSN Digital TSN complements its live coverage of MLS DECISION DAY with a slate of digital content, including:
  • Gareth Wheeler previewing Sunday’s action in his weekly soccer column on Friday, Oct. 21
  • Comprehensive highlights
  • Up-to-the-minute news, scores, game recaps, and more
  • Photos, videos, and viral content on TSN’s official Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
TSN Digital content is available on and the TSN GO app. Soccer on TSN TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Canada, with coverage of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, including MLS DECISION DAY, as well as the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, 2016 MLS CUP, and the 2016 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME. Through a multi-year broadcast rights agreement with UEFA, TSN and RDS are the primary Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE. The agreement sees TSN broadcast more than 190 games, including up to 16 group stage games weekly, extensive coverage of the knockout phase, as well as the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL. RDS delivers live coverage of three of the best matches each week. Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS own exclusive Canadian media rights to the FIFA World Cup™ package through to 2026, which includes the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR™, and the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, as well as a slate of additional FIFA tournaments. TSN and RDS hold a multi-year broadcast agreement that gives the networks Canadian media rights to half of all games from the PREMIER LEAGUE. As the official broadcast partners of Canada Soccer, TSN and RDS deliver a slate of marquee Canada Soccer matches and events featuring the Canadian men’s and women’s national teams, as well as the AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP.

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