TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Canada Soccer and TSN have unveiled broadcast details for its exclusive live coverage of the 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP.

The action kicks off with a semifinal doubleheader on Tuesday, 23 May as Ottawa Fury FC host Toronto FC at 7 p.m. ET on

TSN, followed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact at 10 p.m. ET (see below for the full broadcast schedule).

Live streaming and on-demand viewing of the 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP is available to TSN subscribers via the TSN GO

mobile app and on French-language coverage of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact semifinal series

is available on RDS, and will include a 30-minute pre-game show.

New Canadian Content rules introduced by Canada Soccer in 2017 will include the requirement that a minimum of three Canadians

are in the starting lineup for all Canadian Championship matches which will result in more Canadian players taking the pitch than in

any previous editions of the competition’s ten-year history.  The Canadian Content rule builds on the youth development initiatives

announced last year, in collaboration with MLS, that include the expansion of the Homegrown Player parameters to ensure that

Canadian youth players in MLS club academies or Canadian approved youth clubs will be considered as domestic players in MLS.

TSN’s coverage of the Ottawa Fury FC vs. Toronto FC series is led by MLS ON TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman

and analyst Steven Caldwell. Peter Schaad delivers the call for Leg #1 of Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact with

analysts Nick Dasovic and Perry Solkowski, while TSN’s Vic Rauter hosts coverage for Leg #2 alongside analyst Greg Sutton.

The 2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP is the 10th edition of the tournament, which features five Canadian professional soccer

clubs battling for the Voyageurs Cup and a spot in the 2018 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – the most prestigious

tournament in North American soccer. Ottawa Fury FC advanced out of the Qualifying round on a 4-2 aggregate score over

Edmonton FC.  With the restructuring of the CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for the 2018 season, this year’s tournament

winner will compete against last year’s champion Toronto FC in a single-game elimination playoff match to determine Canada’s

entrant into the CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. Toronto FC will automatically qualify by defending their title in this year’s


As the only all-Canada competition that leads to the international stage, including the CONCACAF Champions League and FIFA

Club World Cup, not only will the 2017 Canadian Championship winner claim club soccer supremacy in Canada, but have the

chance to carry Canada’s flag in international competition.

One of the most distinguished club level trophies in soccer, the FIFA Club World Cup pits the winners of CONCACAF

Champions League against the winners of the five other continental championships: Asia’s AFC Champions League, Africa’s

CAF Champions League, South America’s Copa Libertadores, Oceania’s OFC Champions League, and Europe’s UEFA

Champions League. The competition also features the host nation’s national champions.

TSN’s Broadcast Schedule of the 2017 Canadian Championship is as follows:

Tuesday, May 23

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semifinal Leg #1: Ottawa Fury FC vs. Toronto FC at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semifinal Leg #1: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Montreal Impact at 10 p.m. ET on TSN/RDS
Tuesday, May 30

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semifinal Leg #2: Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN/RDS
Wednesday, May 31

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Semifinal Leg #2: Toronto FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
Tuesday, June 20

Tuesday, June 27


*Schedule subject to change

** Final Leg #1 will be on Wednesday, June 21 should Montreal advance to the Final.

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