Toronto FC Headlines TSN’s Complete Coverage of the Eastern and Western MLS Conference Championships, Beginning Tonight, Tuesday, November 21

— November 21, 2017

– Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET, Toronto FC look to return to the MLS Cup as they face Columbus Crew SC –

– TSN’s coverage features host James Duthie with soccer analysts Terry Dunfield and Kristian Jack, with play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Steven Caldwell delivering the call with Jack reporting from the sidelines –

TORONTO (November 21, 2017) – Toronto FC look to punch their tickets to the MLS Cup Final for the second consecutive year as they headline MLS ON TSN’s complete coverage of the Eastern and Western Conference Championships beginning with Leg #1: Columbus vs. Toronto tonightTuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. TSN’s exclusive English-language coverage of the AUDI 2017 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS also features both legs of the Houston vs. Seattle series, and culminates with the 2017 MLS CUP championship game on Dec. 9, one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN (visit TSN.ca, or see below a complete broadcast schedule). TSN primes fans for the first leg of the series with a 30-minute pre-game show from Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Host James Duthie is joined by TSN soccer analysts Terry Dunfield and Kristian Jack to break down the matchup, delivering team and player profiles and analysis. MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and analyst Steven Caldwell deliver the call for both legs of the series, with Jack reporting from the sidelines during Leg #1. Toronto FC roll into the Eastern Conference Championship following a nail-biting 2-2 (win on away goals) aggregate victory over the New York Redbulls. Leg #2 of the conference semifinal tilt on Sunday, Nov. 5 attracted an average audience of 371,000 viewers, making it the most-watched MLS semifinal matchup on TSN ever, representing an audience increase of 57% over the previous record holder, last year’s Leg #2 game between Toronto FC and New York City FC. TSN 1050 Toronto delivers live radio coverage of the first leg of the series with Gareth Wheeler and Terry Dunfield delivering the call. Radio coverage of Leg #1 Eastern Conference Championship is also available online at TSN.ca/Radio, and via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. TSN’s comprehensive coverage of the AUDI 2017 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS also features both games of the Western Conference Championship between Houston Dynamo and defending MLS Cup champions, Seattle Sounders FC. TSN’s live coverage of the AUDI MLS CUP PLAYOFFS is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app, which also provide comprehensive previews, news, scores, highlights, game recaps, and more. AUDI 2017 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS on TSN TSN’s broadcast schedule for the Eastern and Western Conference Championships is as follows*: Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Eastern Conference Championship Pre-Game Show at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Leg #1: Columbus vs. Toronto at 8 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Leg #1: Houston vs. Seattle at 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Wednesday, Nov. 29
  • Leg #2: Toronto vs. Columbus at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Leg #2: Seattle vs. Houston at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN1

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TSN is the official English-language broadcaster of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Canada, with complete coverage of Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a package of Montreal Impact matchups, marquee games featuring U.S.-based teams, plus the 2017 MLS ALL-STAR GAME PRESESENTED BY TARGET, MLS DECISION DAY, and the complete AUDI MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, culminating with MLS CUP.

TSN is also the official broadcaster of the CONCACAF GOLD CUP and CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and, along with RDS, holds a multi-year broadcast agreement that gives both networks the Canadian media rights to half of all games from the PREMIER LEAGUE.

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.

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