MLS Conference Championship Action: Montreal vs. Toronto on Tuesday, Colorado vs. Seattle on Sunday

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MLS Conference Championship Action: Montreal vs. Toronto on Tuesday, Colorado vs. Seattle on Sunday

60,000 Expected for All-Canadian Matchup at Olympic Stadium

ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN will combine to present live coverage of the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Championships beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. ET featuring Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC – first leg of the home and away Eastern Conference Championship series – at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

  • Commentators: ESPN – Adrian Healey, analyst Taylor Twellman and reporter Katie Witham; ESPN Deportes – Jorge Pérez Navarro and analyst Elmer Polanco
  • Montreal features marquee players Didier Drogba and Ignacio Piatti; while Toronto has Sebastian Giovinco, and U.S. Men’s National Team duo Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley
  • With both teams making their debut in a MLS Conference Championship, more than 60,000 fans are expected at Olympic Stadium for the matchup of two Canadian teams – the largest attendance in MLS playoffs history.

Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m., the Colorado Rapids will host the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of the MLS Western Conference Championship, live from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.

  • Commentators: ESPN – Healey, analyst Twellman and reporter Witham; ESPN Deportes – Pérez Navarro and analyst Polanco
  • On-site studio: SportsCenter’s Max Bretos (host) with analysts Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller.
Date Time (ET) Event Networks
Tue, Nov 22 8 p.m. Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC

Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Katie Witham

Jorge Pérez Navarro and analyst Elmer Polanco

ESPN, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN
Sun, Nov 27 4 p.m. Pre-game – Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders

Max Bretos, Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller

ESPN, WatchESPN
  4:15 p.m. Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders

Healey, Twellman and Witham

Pérez Navarro and Polanco

ESPN, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN

ESPN FC on TV (ESPNEWS, weekdays at 6 p.m.)

Host Dan Thomas and a rotating panel of pundits – Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop, Paul Mariner, Brain McBride, Alejandro Moreno, et al – will preview and review the MLS Conference Championship matches, as well as a special guest on Friday (TBD) from the Colorado Rapids.

  • Tuesday – pregame updates from Montreal by match commentators Healey and Twellman

ESPNFC.com

ESPNFC.com, ESPN’s global multiplatform soccer brand, will provide week-long coverage of the 2016 MLS Conference Championships culminating on game day with coverage by its national soccer reporters – Doug McIntyre in Montreal for the Eastern Conference Championship and Jeff Carlisle in Commerce City covering the Western Conference Championship. Highlights:

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Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties, including soccer, NFL and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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