OneSoccer To Stream Canadian Championship Final In Both English And French
With OneSoccer being the home of Canadian football when it comes to streaming options, it only makes sense that the global streaming service fully supports both of Canada’s official languages during the final of the Canadian Championship. For both legs of the cup final – for which OneSoccer has the exclusive rights – the streaming service will offer commentary for viewers in both English and French.
English commentary will be provided by former Toronto FC player Terry Dunfield and TFC radio voice Gareth Wheeler, both of whom have featured regularly on the OneSoccer platform for both Canadian Championship and Canadian Premier League action. On the french side of things, former Impact head coach Philippe Germain and broadcast veteran Valerio Gazzola will call the game en francais.
Given how much of the Montreal Impact fanbase primarily speaks french, it makes sense for OneSoccer to provide support for Quebec’s main language – and it’s not the first time that OneSoccer has offered french broadcasts, either.
Of course, OneSoccer’s investment into french coverage goes beyond the Canadian Championship: with the CPL expected get a Montreal-based expansion team within the next two years (and a Quebec City CPL team reportedly in the works, too), it makes sense for the streaming service to begin laying a foundation to draw in french supporters.
As the winners of last year’s tournament, Toronto FC earned itself a bye all the way to the semi-finals, where it safely bested the Ottawa Fury to secure the club’s spot in final. The Montreal Impact had a tougher path after almost dropping a shock result against York9 FC, with the club regaining its composure to dispatch CPL spring season winners Cavalry FC on its way to the final.
The first leg of the 2019 Canadian Championship final will take place tomorrow at 7:30PM in Montreal, with the second leg taking place at BMO Field on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30PM. The winner of the Canadian Championship will represent Canada in the CONCACAF Champions League, though it’s not like Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact need much motivation to want to beat eachother: the two are part of one of Canada’s oldest sporting rivalries of all time.
OneSoccer will also feature additional pre-and-post match studio coverage with Andi Petrillo, Kurt Larson, and Oliver Platt providing analysis and opinions on the the cup final. The subscription-based service offers a one month free trial for those interested in checking out the streaming platform, which also offers a non-recurring day pass for those only interested in tuning in to the finals of the Voyageurs Cup.