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MLS Action in Canada Tonight

While soccer fans in the US are anxiously awaiting tonight’s US vs Argentina match, the MLS season roars on north of the border.


June 21, 7:30 pm ET (TSN1 in Canada, MLS LIVE in US)

Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps will square off on Tuesday in the first of a two-legged final series in the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship. Vancouver, the defending champion in the competition, will attempt to win their second Voyageurs Cup, while TFC seek their fifth title all-time, and first since 2012. The Canadian Championship winner will also book their ticket to the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League as Canada’s entrant in the regional tournament.

For Toronto FC, with five games in 15 days coming up head coach Greg Vanney will need all hands on deck as the Reds enter the grueling summer potion of their schedule.

“Everyone has to be ready,” said Vanney following training on Monday at BMO Field. “Everyone is going to be called upon these next two weeks.” Ashtone Morgan, Daniel Lovitz and Jozy Altidore continue to work their way back from injury and are unlikely to be available.
The Reds will rely on the striking prowess of Sebastian Giovinco and Jordan Hamilton up front. Hamilton was a driving force in the Reds’ semifinal win over the Montreal Impact. The Canadian striker knows how important this leg is.

“It’s the championship,” he said. “Hopefully we go out at home and get a decent lead.”

Getting out to a positive start is going to be massive. The Reds were able to parlay a stunning opening 70 minutes at home against the Impact into a place in the final. Vancouver is coming off a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution at home, but they will be feeling confident entering BMO Field. Carl Robinson’s side defeated the Reds in a 4-3 shootout on May 14.

“Vancouver is a very organized, well coached team,” said Steven Beitashour.

Watch the match on TSN 4 at 7:30 PM ET this Tuesday night.

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