Subscribers to get access to historic match between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders FC
TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced live play-by-play of the 2016 MLS Cup, Major League Soccer's championship game, airing on SiriusXM's Canada Talks (ch. 167), plus pre-game coverage and analysis starting at 6 pm ET on Saturday, December 10.
Live from BMO Field in Toronto, subscribers will get access to the first MLS Cup final in history to host a Canadian team. After winning the Trillium Cup and Amway Canadian Championship this year, and notably beating rivals the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference Finals, Toronto FC face Western Conference Champion Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders are also appearing in the final for the first time.
"This will undoubtedly be a historic match, especially for Canadian fans," said Joe Thistel, Director, Talk Programming, SiriusXM Canada. "For everyone that can't be at BMO Field, we're happy to be able to provide the absolute best coverage of the game from the most trusted broadcasters."
The MLS Cup preview show will start at 6 pm ET on Canada Talks' weekly show Canada FC with host Aron Papernick, followed by the official pregame at 7 pm ET. Covering the game will be veteran sports broadcaster Joe Tolleson, who will be joined by analyst and former MLS/U.S. Men's National Team player Janusz Michallik. Brian Dunseth, MLS veteran, captain of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Soccer Team and Real Salt Lake/FOX broadcaster, will provide coverage from the sidelines.
Those satellite radio subscribers who add SiriusXM Streaming access to their subscription can also listen to the 2016 MLS Cup on the SiriusXM App and online at siriusxm.ca.
Coverage of the MLS Cup is part of SiriusXM's comprehensive lineup of nearly every major sport, including NHL, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, PGA, CFL and more.
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