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Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact Hit The Pitch for MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinal Doubleheader on TSN, Beginning November 1

– Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. ET on TSN1 –

– Montreal Impact face the Columbus Crew on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 –

TORONTO (October 30, 2015) – Two Canadian teams continue their quest to bring the MLS CUP north of the border for the first time ever as Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact kick off the first leg of their MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinals with a doubleheader this weekend on TSN.

The action begins with David Ousted and Vancouver Whitecaps FC taking on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. ET live on TSN1. The doubleheader continues with global soccer icon Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact, fresh off their decisive 3-0 victory over Toronto FC, hosting the Columbus Crew at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 (see below for complete broadcast schedule).

Goalkeeper David Ousted leads Vancouver Whitecaps FC into an MLS CUP PLAYOFFS showdown with the Portland Timbers on TSN.
DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/1XF8Eko

MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Jason deVos  are in the broadcast booth to call the Vancouver Whitecaps FC game, with CTV Vancouver’s Perry Solkowski reporting from the sidelines at Portland’s Providence Park.

Calling all the action from the Montreal Impact game are play-by-play commentator Vic Rauter and analyst Greg Sutton, with Kristian Jack reporting from field level at Montréal’s Saputo Stadium.

Fans can also tune in as TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver delivers live coverage of Vancouver vs. Portland, featuring play-by-play commentator Peter Schaad and analyst David Norman, with Joey Kenward contributing reports from the sidelines. CJAD 800 in Montréal delivers live radio coverage of Montreal vs. Columbus, with play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat and analyst Grant Needham.

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS on TSN

TSN’s broadcast schedule for the first leg of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinals is as follows*:

Sunday, Nov. 1

  • D.C. vs. New York at 3 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Portland vs. Vancouver at 5 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Montreal vs. Columbus at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Seattle vs. Dallas at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

The network’s live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS continues with the second leg of the Conference Semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 8. TSN’s broadcast schedule for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals will be confirmed in the coming days.

TSN continues its complete live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS through to the MLS CUP championship game on Dec. 6.

TSN’s live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO.

Soccer on Bell Media

TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER in Canada, with coverage of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, as well as the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, MLS CUP 2015, and the 2015 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME.

TSN and RDS are also the primary Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE beginning this year. 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. TSN is also the exclusive broadcaster of next summer’s EURO 2016.

TSN and RDS hold a multi-year broadcast agreement with BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE that gives the networks Canadian media rights to half of all games through the 2015-2016 season.

Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS own exclusive Canadian media rights to the FIFA World Cup™ package from 2015-2026, 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.

*Schedule subject to change

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact Hit The Pitch for MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinal Doubleheader on TSN, Beginning November 1

– Vancouver Whitecaps FC take on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. ET on TSN1 –

– Montreal Impact face the Columbus Crew on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 –

TORONTO (October 30, 2015) – Two Canadian teams continue their quest to bring the MLS CUP north of the border for the first time ever as Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact kick off the first leg of their MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinals with a doubleheader this weekend on TSN.

The action begins with David Ousted and Vancouver Whitecaps FC taking on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. ET live on TSN1. The doubleheader continues with global soccer icon Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact, fresh off their decisive 3-0 victory over Toronto FC, hosting the Columbus Crew at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 (see below for complete broadcast schedule).

Goalkeeper David Ousted leads Vancouver Whitecaps FC into an MLS CUP PLAYOFFS showdown with the Portland Timbers on TSN.
DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/1XF8Eko

MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Jason deVos  are in the broadcast booth to call the Vancouver Whitecaps FC game, with CTV Vancouver’s Perry Solkowski reporting from the sidelines at Portland’s Providence Park.

Calling all the action from the Montreal Impact game are play-by-play commentator Vic Rauter and analyst Greg Sutton, with Kristian Jack reporting from field level at Montréal’s Saputo Stadium.

Fans can also tune in as TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver delivers live coverage of Vancouver vs. Portland, featuring play-by-play commentator Peter Schaad and analyst David Norman, with Joey Kenward contributing reports from the sidelines. CJAD 800 in Montréal delivers live radio coverage of Montreal vs. Columbus, with play-by-play commentator Rick Moffat and analyst Grant Needham.

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS on TSN

TSN’s broadcast schedule for the first leg of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS Conference Semifinals is as follows*:

Sunday, Nov. 1

  • D.C. vs. New York at 3 p.m. ET on TSN GO
  • Portland vs. Vancouver at 5 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Montreal vs. Columbus at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1
  • Seattle vs. Dallas at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

The network’s live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS continues with the second leg of the Conference Semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 8. TSN’s broadcast schedule for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals will be confirmed in the coming days.

TSN continues its complete live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS through to the MLS CUP championship game on Dec. 6.

TSN’s live coverage of the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO.

Soccer on Bell Media

TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER in Canada, with coverage of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact, as well as the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, MLS CUP 2015, and the 2015 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME.

TSN and RDS are also the primary Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE beginning this year. 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. TSN is also the exclusive broadcaster of next summer’s EURO 2016.

TSN and RDS hold a multi-year broadcast agreement with BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE that gives the networks Canadian media rights to half of all games through the 2015-2016 season.

Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS own exclusive Canadian media rights to the FIFA World Cup™ package from 2015-2026, 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.

*Schedule subject to change

For more information

Renee Rouse

renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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