- I'm currently the colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts on Sportsnet, NASL.com and TEAM 1260. I've covered the Toronto FC beat for four years, worked for the Edmonton Aviators of the USL for a season, covered the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL and started covering Canadian World Cup qualifiers in 1996. I've covered the CONCACAF Champions League and the U-20 World Cup. I'm passionate about soccer in North America.
Canadian NASL followers who are frustrated by the state of the league’s current broadcasting deal will have to be patient.
The current deal, introduced at the start of the 2015 season gives Canadian fans free access to all streams involving the Ottawa Fury and FC Edmonton, home or away —either through the Fury’s official website, TSN GO or Citytv’s website (depending on who’s doing the broadcasts).
But, while American viewers can watch all of the streams for free through ESPN3, Canadian viewers can’t access the majority of American-team vs. American-team games. ESPN3 is not available to Canadians. For a “North American” league, there’s a real disparity between the access Canadian and American supporters have to the broadcasts.
I have received a few tweets and LOT of e-mail about this. Fans were frustrated that they couldn’t watch any of the games this past weekend outside of the Fury/Strikers match. No Cosmos. No Rowdies. None of the remaining games that have bearing on the NASL spring-season race.
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