Orlando City SC Weekend Match at Toronto to be Played at BMO Field

Lions to travel to Canada for first time since the COVID-19 pandemic

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Major League Soccer announced today that select home matches for Toronto FC and CF Montréal will be hosted at their respective home stadiums in Canada, including the Lions’ matchup against the Reds on Saturday, July 17.

 

Kickoff for Saturday’s match is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage to begin on FOX35 PLUS at 7 p.m. ET. In addition to being broadcast on FOX35 PLUS, the fixture will be available to stream on LionNation TV and transmitted on 96.9 The Game in English and Acción 97.9FM, 810AM in Spanish.

 

The two sides last faced off on June 19, in what served as an away match for City despite the fixture taking place at Exploria Stadium. The Lions took all three points from that contest in a 3-2 victory following an 84th minute game-winner from Júnior Urso.

 

MLS made the determination based on updated cross-border public health legislation enacted on July 5 by the Canadian government and in consideration of the substantial time players and staff have spent away from their home markets. MLS remains in communication with the Canadian government regarding plans for MLS Canadian teams to host their remaining home matches in Canada.

 

MLS clubs and match officials traveling to Canada will be subject to public health protocols required of all individuals entering the country, and only fully vaccinated players and staff are excluded from Canadian quarantine requirements.  These protocols include, but are not limited to, molecular COVID-19 testing prior to travel and upon arrival in Canada.

 

Toronto and Montreal will be permitted to have fans and media in attendance at matches, in accordance with all local and regional guidelines.