Sportsnet released its 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps broadcast schedule this morning. Sportsnet will broadcast 22 games, including 16 on Sportsnet Pacific, 4 on Sportsnet One and 2 on Citytv Vancouver. Here is Sportsnet’s press release with more information.
Sportsnet continues to be home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC this season, featuring 22 regular season matches, more than any other broadcaster. Coverage kicks off on Saturday, Mar. 17 at 8:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet West as Vancouver visits Chivas USA.
Sportsnet’s Whitecaps FC broadcast schedule includes 16 games on Sportsnet Pacific, four games on Sportsnet ONE and two games on Citytv Vancouver. As announced earlier this year, Sportsnet named former Vancouver and national team goalkeeper Paul Dolan as the new analyst for its Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer match broadcasts. Dolan will join play-by-play announcer Craig MacEwen in the broadcast booth to call all of Sportsnet’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC telecasts for the 2012 season, and will appear as a soccer analyst on Connected with Don Taylor on Sportsnet Pacific.
“Canada is a passionate soccer country and we’re thrilled to fuel fans with our extensive Whitecaps FC coverage this season,” said Rob Corte, Vice President of Production, Sportsnet. “We’ve made a strong off-season addition to our broadcast team in Paul Dolan, and look forward to an exciting season and delivering viewers premium Whitecaps FC broadcasts.”
“We are excited to kick off our second season in Major League Soccer with Sportsnet as our official regional broadcast partner,” said Rachel Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, Whitecaps FC. “In addition to the first class experience Sportsnet provides during broadcasts, they will continue to offer extensive coverage online and will remain a great resource for ‘Caps fans.”
Later this week I’ll post a team-by-team Canadian MLS TV schedule.