FOX will air the match in both competing team’s home market as well as in select cities across the United States. Those areas not receiving the match broadcast on television will receive a regional NFL broadcast at that time and will have the opportunity to watch full coverage of the MLS match on FOX Sports GO. This match also will air nationally on ESPN Deportes.
At 5 p.m. ET, the top two teams in the East, Toronto FC (46 pts.) and New York Red Bulls (44 pts.) will battle for three important points at BMO Field with playoffs on the line.
For Toronto, it’s Win and You’re In.
The Red Bulls will look to gain an important three points as crosstown rivals NYCFC (44 pts.) are nipping at their heels in the standings. The Red Bulls are riding an 11-match unbeaten streak powered by Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips (18 goals, 29 games played). Wright-Phillips has a tallied 62 goals in the past three seasons, the most goals scored over three consecutive seasons in MLS history. Leading Toronto is U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore, in tremendous form with six goals and two assists over his past eight matches, with his team compiling a 6-1-1 record over that period. Toronto star Sebastian Giovinco, meanwhile, could make a return from injury and make waves in the Golden Boot race. The Italian occupies third place in the Golden Boot standings with 16 goals scored in 26 games played.
FOX will air in the New York area as well as in select cities across the United States. Those areas not receiving the Toronto vs. New York broadcast on television will receive a regional NFL broadcast at that time and will have the opportunity to watch full coverage of the MLS match on FOX Sports GO. This match also will air nationally on FOX Deportes and in Canada on TSN2.
Similar to FOX’s process with regional NFL broadcasts, market assignments for the network’s coverage of the September 18 MLS matches will be made public at a later date. When market assignments are announced, MLSsoccer.com will provide a complete overview of the coverage for both the Sporting Kansas City vs. LA Galaxy and Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls matches.