MLS ON TSN Kicks Off Extensive Coverage of Toronto FC’s Most Anticipated Season Yet, Beginning This Saturday

— March 13, 2014

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TORONTO (March 13, 2014) MLS ON TSN delivers exclusive coverage of the transformed Toronto FC (TFC), as their highly-touted off-season acquisitions – including former Barclays Premier League striker Jermain Defoe, American international Michael Bradley, Brazilians Gilberto and Júlio César, and returning hometown star Dwayne De Rosario – kick off the team’s season opener when TFC takes on Seattle Sounders FC this Saturday (March 15) at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

Fans can also watch the game on the newly launched TSN GO (currently available to Bell TV and Rogers customers), which gives TSN subscribers the freedom to live stream the network’s programming from their smartphones, tablets, and computers at no additional charge – just as they would watch Canada’s Sports Leader on TV at home.

The following week, MLS ON TSN is at BMO Field in Toronto to deliver live coverage of TFC’s home opener vs. D.C. United on Saturday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Before the season begins, TSN primes TFC fans with a TSN Original feature on Jermain Defoe that was shot in England and documents the long-time Tottenham Hotspur striker’s final days with the club. The feature will debut Friday, March 14 on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE and will also air in all other editions of the show leading up to TFC’s season opener on Saturday. 

MLS ON TSN’s acclaimed commentators Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack will helm the network’s TFC coverage. Also handling MLS ON TSN broadcasting duties this season are Vic Rauter, Nigel Reed, and Greg Sutton.

For news and analysis from around the league, fans can tune in to the weekly TSN FC podcast on TSN.ca and iTunes. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for soccer columns by Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack, as well as TSN soccer experts Noel Butler and Gareth Wheeler.

Throughout the season, TFC fans can also tune in to TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto for extensive coverage of the team.

Broadcast Schedule
MLS ON TSN’s broadcast schedule for TFC’s 2014 MLS season is as follows:

March
Saturday, March 15

  • Toronto @ Seattle at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, March 22

  • DC @ Toronto at 4 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, March 29

  • Toronto @ Salt Lake at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

April
Saturday, April 12

  • Colorado @ Toronto at 4 p.m. ET on TSN

May
Saturday, May 3

  • New England @ Toronto at 1 p.m. ET on TSN2

Saturday, May 17

  • New York @ Toronto at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Friday, May 23

  • Toronto @ Kansas City at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Saturday, May 31

  • Columbus @ Toronto at 5 p.m. ET on TSN

June
Saturday, June 7

  • San Jose @ Toronto at 4 p.m. ET on TSN

July
Wednesday, July 2

  • Toronto @ Chicago at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, July 5

  • DC @ Toronto at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2

Wednesday, July 16

  • Vancouver @ Toronto at 8 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, July 26

  • Kansas City @ Toronto at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

August
Sunday, Aug. 3

  • Toronto @ Montreal at 5:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, Aug. 16

  • Toronto @ Kansas City at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

September
Wednesday, Sept. 3

  • Toronto @ Philadelphia at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2

Saturday, Sept. 6

  • Philadelphia @ Toronto at 2 p.m. ET on TSN2

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • Portland @ Toronto at 1 p.m. ET on TSN2

October
Saturday, Oct. 4

  • Toronto @ LA at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Wednesday, Oct. 8

  • Houston @ Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, Oct. 11

  • Toronto @ New York at 7 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, Oct. 18

  • Montreal @ Toronto at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • Toronto @ New England at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

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