Mediapro Canada, Others Let Soccer Fans Watch USA vs. Canada in CONCACAF Nations League for Free
The eagerly-anticipated third and final round CONCACAF Nations League match between continental rivals Canada and USA, to be held at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium on November 15, will be broadcast free of charge nationwide through agreements with Bell, Rogers Communications and TELUS and rights holder Mediapro Canada, making the game available to some 6 million Canadian TV households.
The three service providers will air the match free-to-view, live, in HD and with close captioning. The coverage will include extensive pre-match, half-time and post-match analysis, with English commentary provided by well-known soccer broadcaster Gareth Wheeler and former Canadian international Terry Dunfield. French commentary will be provided exclusively on OneSoccer by experienced soccer broadcasters Philippe Germain and Valerio Gazzola.
Canadian fans will be keen to tune in to follow Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team in its quest to repeat the historic win over the USA, the first in 34 years, at Toronto’s BMO Field in October. Canada currently sits in first place in Group A of the top-tier League A with 9 points, ahead of the USA with 3 and Cuba with 0. A win or draw would guarantee Canada a place in the Concacaf Nations League Finals in June 2020, and would bolster a top-six Concacaf ranking, as determined by the June 2020 Fifa World Rankings, to secure a spot in the Concacaf Hex.
OneSoccer’s broadcast and the free-to-view coverage on Bell, Rogers, and TELUS will commence at 6.30pm EST with a half-hour live pre-game show hosted by Asa Rehman, who will be joined by OneSoccer analysts Kurt Larson, Oliver Platt and former Canadian Women’s National Team player Carmelina Moscato. All the action of the first half will be reviewed during OneSoccer’s live half-time show, with full game analysis, interviews, and highlights in a 30-minute post-game wrap.
The CONCACAF Nations League is a new three-tier men’s national team competition involving all 41 Concacaf (North and Central America and the Caribbean) Member Associations. Canada qualified for the top-tier League A after posting a perfect 4-0 record and +17 goal differential in the qualifying round. In the first round of the group stage in September, Canada defeated Cuba 6-0 at home and 0-1 away, before recording its historic win over the USA last month.