The MLS is Back Tournament is well underway in Orlando, Florida, and today's schedule sees the return of the Canadian Classique as Montreal Impact take on Toronto FC. Follow along with all of the action wherever you are with our Montreal vs Toronto live stream guide.
Both teams are taking part in their second MLS is Back group stage game this evening in this Group C clash. After a few months off, there's plenty to play for in the tournament-style competition with group games contributing to regular season standings and the overall MLS is Back winner gaining a CONCACAF Champions League berth.
Toronto FC lost a 2-0 lead in their first game against D.C. United, ultimately drawing the game 2-2 thanks to two late goals from a 10-man Black-and-Red. Greg Vanney's side will want to bounce back from that opening game disappointment against rivals Montreal in the 47th Canadian Classique meeting. In the overall Eastern Conference standings, Toronto FC sits in fourth place with five points from three games.
Montreal Impact suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of New England Revolution in their first game of the tournament. Thierry Henry's men sit bottom of Group C after one game for each side and will want to pick up points in this crucial derby game to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout rounds of MLS is Back. Prior to the enforced season break, Montreal did pick up four points from two games so sit sixth overall in the Eastern Conference.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC: Where and when?
The MLS is Back Tournament is taking place in its entirety at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. All of the games in Orlando will be played behind closed doors with no fans in attendance and with strict health and safety precautions in place.
Montreal Impact and Toronto FC kick off the Canadian Classique on Thursday, July 15, at 8pm ET local time. That makes it a 5pm PT start. For those watching the game from the UK, the first game gets underway at 1am BST on Friday, July 16.
Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC online from outside your country
We have details of all the U.S., Canadian, and UK broadcasters of this tournament further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching MLS games but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC online in the U.S.
If you live in the U.S. and want to watch the Canadian Classique, you have a few options. Since the game is now being broadcast on FS1 as well as in Spanish on TUDN, you can pick from a few different streaming services to watch it online.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu With Live TV is $54.99 per month and gives you access to 67 channels including FS1 for the Canadian Classique, plus ESPN and ESPN 2 for many other games in MLS is Back. You won't be able to watch MLS games on TUDN but you will be able to watch two streams simultaneously and the service also includes a free 50-hour cloud DVR in case you want to record some games to watch later.
FuboTV starts at $54.99 per month and gives you access to FS1 and TUDN so you can choose either way to watch the Canadian Classique. However, the service does not carry ESPN or ESPN2 so you won't be able to watch the games broadcast on the network. FuboTV does include a 7-day free trial so you can test out the service for yourself.
SlingTV starts at $30 per month for either its Orange or Blue plan, though you can try out the service for free for three days. You can catch the games on FS1 — including the Canadian Classique — with the Blue plan or other games on ESPN channels with Sling Orange. If you want both, you'd be better served by its Orange & Blue plan at $45 per month to get access to all the channels you'll need to watch MLS is Back except for TUDN. SlingTV also includes 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage for free as well as its own on-demand library.
AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now has plans starting at $65 per month and is one of the more expensive streaming services and this is because all of its plans include HBO. With the service's Plus plan, you get access to over 45 channels including FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, and more depending on where you live. AT&T TV Now also allows you to stream on three devices at once and record up to 20 hours of content with its DVR service.
YouTube TV costs $49.99 per month and gives you access to over 70 channels including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, and Fox depending on where you live. YouTube TV lets you stream on three devices simultaneously and it even includes a 9-month unlimited cloud DVR.
Live stream Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC live in Canada
Canadian MLS fans will want to tune into TSN for the MLS is Back Tournament. While you can watch the game on TV if you're already a cable subscriber, you can also sign up for the network's own streaming service, TSN Direct, for either C$19.99 per month or you can buy a Day Pass for C$4.99 if there is a particular game you want to watch.
Additionally, TVA Sports is showing every Montreal Impact game in the MLS is Back Tournament, including the Canadian Classique.
How to stream Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC live in the UK
MLS is Back Tournament games are being split between Sky Sports and FreeSports in the UK. Essentially, games that are being played in the evening in the U.S. are being shown live on FreeSports and games that are being played at 9am ET in the U.S. are being broadcast on Sky Sports at 2pm in the UK.
Any FreeSports game, including Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC, can be streamed live for free via the FreeSports app or viewed via its TV channel. The Canadian Classique kicks off at 1am BST on Friday morning.
If you don't want to stay up late to watch the game live, you can watch FreeSports' MLS is Back games on-demand after they have taken place, though this requires a premium membership to its paid service, Premier Sports. Pricing starts at £9.99 per month and includes games from MLS, Serie A, and La Liga, as well as some other sports coverage.
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