Toronto, ON (October 30, 2012) – TSN has live coverage of the first Canadian team to qualify for the MLS CUP Playoffs, as the Vancouver Whitecaps battle David Beckham and the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
The Vancouver Whitecaps secured the Western Conference's final playoff spot to take on the fourth place and defending MLS CUP Champion, LA Galaxy. The Whitecaps are anchored by Scottish international midfielder Barry Robson and the explosive attacking tandem of Darren Mattocks and Camilo. Along with Beckham, LA Galaxy's star-studded line-up includes Robbie Keane, Ireland national team captain, and Landon Donovan, last year's MLS CUP MVP.
The winner of the Western Conference Knockout Round takes on the top-seeded San Jose Earthquakes in the two-game Western Conference Semifinal. TSN2 has live coverage of both games, with Leg #1 on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. ET (if LA is hosting) or 10 p.m. ET (if Vancouver is hosting) and Leg #2 on Wednesday, Nov. 7 (time TBD).
Canada's Sports Leader also has live coverage of the Eastern Conference Knockout Round featuring Chicago vs. Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN2.
TSN, the official broadcaster of MLS in Canada, has exclusive Canadian coverage of the MLS CUP Playoffs and the MLS CUP.
TSN and TSN2's MLS CUP Playoffs and MLS CUP broadcast schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 31
• Eastern Conference Knockout Round: Houston @ Chicago – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2
Thursday, Nov. 1
• Western Conference Knockout Round: Vancouver @ LA – 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, Nov. 4
• Western Conference Semifinal Leg #1: San Jose @ LA or Vancouver – 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. ET on TSN2
Wednesday, Nov. 7
• Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg #2: New York @ DC – 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
• Western Conference Semifinal Leg #2: LA or Vancouver @ San Jose – TBD on TSN2
Thursday, Nov. 8
• Western Conference Semifinal Leg #2: Seattle @ Salt Lake – 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
Sunday, Nov. 11
• Western Conference Championship Leg #1: TBD – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Nov. 17
• Conference Championship Leg #2: TBD – 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Sunday, Nov. 18
• Conference Championship Leg #2: TBD – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Dec. 1
• MLS CUP 2012 – 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN