Toronto FC Chases MLS CUP History on TSN, Live at 7 p.m. ET on December 10

— December 6, 2016

– For the first time in MLS history a Canadian team competes for the MLS CUP, as Toronto FC takes on the Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN –
– TSN’s acclaimed play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman delivers the call alongside analyst Steven Caldwell –
– James Duthie anchors the historic broadcast from BMO Field, conducting interviews with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and President of Canada Soccer and CONCACAF Victor Montagliani –
– TSN’s on-site panel at BMO Field features host Andi Petrillo and analysts Kristian Jack and Greg Sutton, with special guest panelist, Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson –
– During the game Kristian Jack reports from the sidelines alongside Vic Rauter –

TORONTO (December 6, 2016) – Toronto FC becomes the first Canadian team to compete for the coveted MLS Cup – and it all unfolds on TSN – as Canada’s Sports Leader delivers the culmination of a thrilling MLS post-season with the MLS CUP 2016, one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Featuring Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Toronto’s BMO Field, TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins with an expanded 60-minute pre-game show on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET. Calling the historic TFC vs. Seattle Sounders FC game is TSN’s acclaimed play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Steven Caldwell. TSN’s James Duthie anchors the historic broadcast live from BMO Field, conducting interviews with MLS Commissioner Don Garber and the President of Canada Soccer and CONCACAF Victor Montagliani. TSN’s MLS CUP coverage will also feature an on-site panel of host Andi Petrillo and analysts Kristian Jack and Greg Sutton alongside guest panelist, Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson, who provides in-depth analysis and discussion. During the game, Jack and Vic Rauter deliver live reports from the sidelines. Following a nail-biting 7-5 aggregate victory over Montreal Impact in a record-breaking Eastern Conference Championship, TFC looks to secure Canada’s first MLS CUP title. They take on the Seattle Sounders FC, led by United States Men’s National  Team forward Jordan Morris, competing in the club’s first-ever MLS CUP following a 3-1 aggregate victory over the Colorado Rapids. Coverage of MLS CUP 2016 is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage of MLS CUP 2016 is available on RDS and the RDS GO app. TSN Radio TSN 1050 Toronto and TSN 1200 Ottawa deliver live radio coverage of MLS CUP 2016 on AM 1050 in Toronto and AM 1200 in Ottawa, featuring TSN 1050 Toronto host and TSN.ca soccer columnist Gareth Wheeler delivering the call. Radio coverage of MLS CUP 2016 is also available online at TSN.ca/Radio, and via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. TSN Digital TSN complements its live coverage of MLS CUP 2016 with a slate of digital content, including:
  • A comprehensive preview of the championship game 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
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, MLS CUP 2016, 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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