Toronto FC and Montreal Impact Chase History as TSN Delivers the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Eastern and Western Conference Championships, Beginning November 22

— November 18, 2016

– For the first time in MLS history two Canadian teams, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact, meet in the Eastern Conference Championship, guaranteeing a Canadian club will compete for the coveted AUDI 2016 MLS CUP –
– TSN’s coverage kicks off with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3, immediately followed by Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids –

TORONTO (November 18, 2016) – A historic battle between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact headlines TSN’s coverage of the two-leg Eastern Conference Championship – with the winner advancing to the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP and becoming the first-ever Canadian club to vie for the championship title. TSN’s coverage of the complete Eastern and Western Conference Championships kicks off with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 with Montreal vs. Toronto immediately followed by Seattle vs. Colorado (see below a complete broadcast schedule). Leading into the first leg of the series on Tuesday, Nov. 22, TSN primes fans with a 30-minute pre-game show featuring the MLS ON TSN panel on-site at Olympic Stadium in Montréal, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3. Host Andi Petrillo and TSN soccer analysts Kristian Jack and Greg Sutton break down the matchup, delivering team and player profiles and analysis. The second leg of the Toronto vs. Montreal series kicks off live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN. TSN’s multi-platform coverage of Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC is led by MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Steven Caldwell, with Vic Rauter reporting from the sidelines. This year’s Eastern Conference Championship marks the first time a Canadian team is guaranteed to compete for the championship title in MLS history. Following a sensational 7-0 aggregate victory over New York City FC, Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Michael Bradley look to help Toronto FC secure a franchise-first appearance in AUDI 2016 MLS CUP. Led by strikers Ignacio Piatti and Didier Drogba, the Impact are also competing for the club’s first MLS championship following a 3-1 aggregate victory over New York Red Bulls. TSN’s comprehensive coverage of the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS also features both games of the Western Conference Championship between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids. The Seattle Sounders hope to punch their tickets to the franchise’s first trip to the MLS championship game following a 4-2 aggregate victory over Supporters Shield winners, FC Dallas. They face a Colorado Rapids team led by all-star Jermaine Jones. Coverage of the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage of the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS is available on RDS. As the home of MLS in Canada, TSN’s live coverage of the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS continues all the way to the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP championship game on Dec. 10, one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. TSN Radio TSN 1050 Toronto delivers live radio coverage of the first leg of the series available on AM 1050 in Toronto, featuring the MLS ON TSN team of Wileman, Caldwell, and Rauter. CJAD 800 in Montréal airs live coverage of the first Montreal vs. Toronto game, with TSN 690 Montréal delivering the second leg. Both broadcasts feature play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat and analyst Grant Needham. Radio coverage of Eastern Conference Championship is also available online at TSN.ca/Radio, and via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. TSN Digital TSN complements its live coverage of the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS with a slate of digital content, including:
  • A comprehensive preview of the Eastern and Western Conference Championships by Wileman, Caldwell, and Jack
  • Up-to-the-minute news, scores, highlights, game recaps, and more
  • Photos, videos, and viral content on TSN’s official Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS on TSN TSN’s broadcast schedule for the Eastern and Western Conference Championships is as follows*: Tuesday, Nov. 22
  • Eastern Conference Championship Pre-Game Show at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • Leg #1: Montreal vs. Toronto at 8 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
  • Leg #1: Seattle vs. Colorado at 10 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3
Sunday, Nov. 27
  • Leg #2: Colorado vs. Seattle at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
Wednesday, Nov. 30
  • Leg #2: Toronto vs. Montreal at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
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, the AUDI 2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, AUDI 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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