TSN today announced its 41-game national broadcast package that features at least one Canadian team in action – Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and/or Vancouver Whitecaps FC (click here for a PDF of the MLS ON TSN broadcast schedule).
The season-long schedule features 11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC matches, including the season opener at home to Toronto FC on March 2, and all three matches against Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders FC. Other matches to look out for include the August 24 match at home to two-time defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy, and the September 21 visit to Montreal Impact.
The four Canadian networks, TSN, TSN2, RDS and RDS2, will also broadcast the MLS All-Star Game on July 31, and select matches featuring US-based teams that the league says it will announce in the coming weeks.
“Headlined by international and homegrown superstars, Major League Soccer has developed an intense level of play across the league that translates into some incredibly entertaining soccer for fans,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “On the heels of Vancouver Whitecaps FC becoming the country’s first team to make it to the playoffs and the Montreal Impact’s exciting league debut, we are proud to kick off another season of MLS ON TSN including expanded coverage of a reinvigorated Toronto FC.”
|3/2/13||3:30 PM||Toronto FC||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN||RDS2|
|4/13/13||1:00 PM||Real Salt Lake||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN||RDS2|
|6/8/13||1:00 PM||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Seattle Sounders FC||TSN||RDS2|
|6/19/13||7:00 PM||Chivas USA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN||RDS2|
|7/3/13||6:00 PM||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Sporting KC||TSN||RDS2|
|7/6/13||8:00 PM||Seattle Sounders FC||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN||RDS|
|8/10/13||4:30 PM||San Jose Earthquakes||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN||RDS|
|8/24/13||6:00 PM||LA Galaxy||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN2||RDS2|
|9/21/13||11:00 AM||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Montreal Impact||TSN||RDS|
|9/28/13||4:00 PM||Real Salt Lake||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||TSN2||RDS2|
|10/9/13||7:00 PM||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Seattle Sounders FC||TSN||RDS2|
MLS ON TSN
Acclaimed play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and colour analyst Jason deVos return to the MLS ON TSN broadcast booth for a third season. For league storylines and player insight fans can follow @LukeWileman and @JasondeVos on Twitter and tune in to their weekly TSN FC podcast available on TSN.ca and iTunes. Fans can also visit TSN.ca to follow soccer columns by Wileman and deVos, as well as TSN soccer experts Noel Butler and Gareth Wheeler.
Comprehensive coverage of MLS will be featured across all of TSN’s key programs and platforms, including SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca, where fans can browse scores, news and highlights from the league. TSN.ca will also feature a comprehensive MLS preview, featuring insight and analysis from TSN’s team of soccer experts.
Bell Media’s TSN Radio and TEAM Radio sports stations across the country will have coverage of MLS throughout the season. Additional highlights are as follows:
- TEAM 1410 in Vancouver – Live play-by-play coverage of every Whitecaps FC game along with a pre- and post-game show. Fans can also tune in to WHITECAPS FC DAILY weekdays at 3 p.m. PT for insight from Vancouver’s top soccer analysts.