TSN viewers will be seeing a lot of NYRB this season. - Jim McIsaac
We are slowly getting closer to actually knowing kick off times for Toronto FC's games this season as the TSN/RDS schedule has been announced by MLS.
TSN and RDS will be showing 30 MLS games this season including games from Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact and the always popular MLS All-Star game. The regular season schedule opens and concludes with Toronto FC games as they get things underway against Vancouver on March 2nd and then wrap things up against Montreal on October 26th.
Toronto FC reached a deal with TSN that will mean 11 additional matches featuring the club will be shown on the network. The initial 30 games are equally divided between the clubs but with the added TFC games the total is pushed up to 41 and looks far more heavy on TFC content.
The schedule also includes Toronto FC's home opener against Sporting Kansas City which we knew was going to take place at the Rogers Center but now we also know that it will kick off at 1:30 local time. In total, fans will be able to catch TFC in action 15 times on TSN this year, with 8 further games on TSN2, with the majority of the games being weekend and afternoon kick-offs. There are a few of those annoying 7:00 start times but at least the earliest kick-off of the bunch is at 1:00.
It is another step closer to actually knowing the club's full schedule which will hopefully be available in the coming days once we have start times for games on the other networks.
For the full MLS on TSN schedule click here, here's the TFC games (in your North American way of away team first.)
3/2/13 6:30 PM Toronto FC - Vancouver Whitecaps TSN
3/9/13 1:30 PM Sporting KC - Toronto FC TSN
3/16/13 4:00 PM Toronto FC - Montreal Impact TSN
3/30/13 2:00 PM LA Galaxy - Toronto FC TSN
4/6/13 4:00 PM FC Dallas - Toronto FC TSN2
4/20/13 4:00 PM Houston Dynamo - Toronto FC TSN
4/27/13 2:00 PM New York Red Bulls - Toronto FC TSN
5/18/13 5:00 PM Columbus Crew - Toronto FC TSN
6/1/13 6 PM Philadelphia Union - Toronto FC TSN2
6/15/13 4 PM Toronto FC - D.C. United TSN2
6/22/13 9 PM Toronto FC - Houston Dynamo TSN
6/29/13 1 PM Real Salt Lake - Toronto FC TSN2
7/3/13 7:00 PM Montreal Impact - Toronto FC TSN
7/17/13 10:30 PM Toronto FC - Chivas USA TSN
7/20/13 4:00 PM New York Red Bulls - Toronto FC TSN
7/27/13 2 PM Columbus Crew - Toronto FC TSN
7/31/13 9:00 PM All-Star - All-Star TSN
9/7/13 11 PM Toronto FC - Portland Timbers TSN2
9/11/13 7:30 PM Chicago Fire - Toronto FC TSN
9/14/13 7:00 PM Toronto FC - New York Red Bulls TSN2
9/28/13 1:00 PM D.C. United - Toronto FC TSN
10/5/13 7:30 PM Toronto FC - Philadelphia Union TSN2
10/19/13 8:30 PM Toronto FC - Chicago Fire TSN2
10/26/13 2:00 PM Montreal Impact - Toronto FC TSN