Jeff, I had read that while only those games will be on TV (CBC Bold live, then CBC normal on delay), CBC's website would be showing ALL of the games. Can you confirm this or deny it at all?
The broadcast situation is getting very confusing and discouraging! :depress:
July 1: Toronto FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps
This match will be broadcast live on CBC TV and on the web at CBCsports.ca
The question is, what time? I think it's 4 p.m., because I swear I heard Nigel Reed say that on June 25 when Montreal were playing at Vancouver. The schedule posted at CBCsports.ca (under the heading "What's On" also says 4 p.m.; however, the CBC says elsewhere
it's at 3 p.m., and so does this page at Telelatino
I'm going with 4 p.m. until convinced otherwise. I will check the Toronto Star TV guide tomorrow for another opinion.
Update: Press release from Toronto FC says:
Kick-off is now scheduled for 4 p.m. ET – instead of the originally slated 3 p.m. start.
The change was made after a timing conflict on the Exhibition grounds with the CHIN Picnic Bicycle Race. Race organizers have offered to change their schedule to help accommodate Toronto FC fans gain easier access to the grounds on game day to avoid conflict.
CBC television will still carry the match live beginning at 4:00pm.
July 9: Vancouver Whitecaps v. Toronto FC
It appears that this match, in which Toronto FC may virtually clinch the Champions League spot for Canada, will not be broadcast at all!
Telelatino (link above), which is notoriously unreliable for factual information, says it will be webcast on CBCsports.ca live at 10 p.m. EDT, but CBCsports.ca doesn't have it listed on their schedule: it appears they will be covering the Calgary Stampede instead!
July 22: Toronto FC v. Montreal Impact
Telelatino (link above) says it will carry this match live at 7 p.m. EDT with Italian commentary. The only English-language coverage, it appears, will be on CBC-bold
and webcast on CBCsports.ca (according to this site
). Edited to add: It appears that CBC-TV will broadcast a tape delay of the match at midnight, EDT, but only in selected markets. Check your local listings.
Is it just me, or do the Canadian TV broadcasters just not give a damn about soccer?