Nutrilite Canadian Championship kicks off on Wednesday

Toronto FC will begin its championship defence this Wednesday 28 April when it hosts Impact Montréal on Match Day One of the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. The two previous national soccer champions will face each other in Toronto, ON with a 20.00 kickoff at BMO Field.

Toronto FC will begin its championship defence this Wednesday 28 April when it hosts Impact Montréal on Match Day One of the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. The two previous national soccer champions will face each other in Toronto, ON with a 20.00 kickoff at BMO Field.



The Wednesday match will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet East and Rogers Sportsnet West at 20.00 ET / 17.00 PT. The match will also be replayed on RDS later that evening at 22.45 ET /19.45 PT.



Full coverage of the match will be found on CanadaSoccer.com, the official website of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. On Wednesday night, fans will also be able to follow the match live and join the conversation at www.twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN.



The 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship runs six consecutive Wednesday nights from 28 April to 2 June. The championship features Impact Montréal, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The top team not only wins the Voyageurs Cup, but also clinches a spot in CONCACAF Champions League.



Toronto FC won the Nutrilite Canadian Championship last year, finishing first ahead of Whitecaps FC and the Impact. Toronto FC actually won the 2009 title on the final day at Stade Saputo in Montréal. One year ealier, the Impact won the 2008 title on the final day at BMO Field in Toronto.



As reigning champions, Toronto FC hosts both the opener on 28 April against the Impact and the finale on 2 June against Whitecaps FC.



Now in its third season, the Nutrilite Canadian Championship features Canada’s top professional clubs in a six-match, round-robin format. Each club plays four matches – two at home and two on the road. This year’s six matches will be played at Stade Saputo in Montréal, BMO Field in Toronto and Swangard Stadium in Vancouver. All six matches will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet.

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