February 14, 2013
MORE MSG, PLEASE
MSG Networks to televise 21 Red Bulls games
HARRISON, N.J. -- Don't worry fans, every Red Bulls game will be televised again this year.
|Red Bull fans will be able to watch Thierry Henry and his teammates in all of their 34 regular-season games this season.
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The Red Bulls and MSG Networks on Thursday unveiled the official television schedule for the upcoming Major League Soccer season. MSG Networks will televise 21 of the MLS team’s 34 regular season matches on MSG or MSG+.
MSG Networks’ first Red Bulls telecast will be Saturday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET against the Montreal Impact on MSG with a 30-minute pregame show starting at 4 p.m.. MSG Networks will produce pre-game and post-game shows for all Red Bulls home games and select away matches.
“MSG Networks has shown that over our club's history, they have been a strong partner and we look forward to continuing that relationship in the 2013 season,” Red Bulls general manager Jérôme de Bontin said in a statement. “They provide our fans with coverage that is among the best in Major League Soccer and we are excited to again work with MSG in the coming year.”
Added Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks: “MSG Networks has a storied history with New York soccer and we are proud to present the Red Bulls on MSG and MSG+. We look forward to once again providing New York soccer fans with exclusive local coverage of the Red Bulls.”
MSG Networks’ Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Cangialosi will return for his sixth season as the team’s play-by-play announcer and 12th covering the Red Bulls, while former goalkeeper Shep Messing starts his 13th season as analyst. Host and sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her sixth season.
New York’s remaining 13 regular-season matches will be televised by MLS national partners ESPN Networks (seven times: two on ESPN, five on ESPN2) and the NBC Sports Group (six times: five on NBCSN, one on NBC). UniMas will telecast six Red Bulls matches in Spanish (MSG Networks will televise those games simultaneously in English).
Red Bulls broadcast schedule
Sunday March 3 at Portland Timbers 7:30 PM ESPN 2
Sunday March 10 at San Jose Earthquakes 10:00 PM ESPN 2
Saturday March 16 D.C. UNITED 12:30 PM NBC
Saturday March 23 at Montreal Impact 4:30 PM MSG
Saturday March 30 PHILADELPHIA UNION 3:30 PM NBCSN
Sunday April 7 at Chicago Fire 5:00 PM ESPN 2
Saturday April 13 at D.C. United 7:00 PM MSG 2
Wednesday April 17 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30 PM MSG Plus
Saturday April 20 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday April 27 at Toronto FC 2:00 PM MSG
Saturday May 4 at Columbus Crew 4:00 PM NBCSN
Wednesday May 8 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday May 11 at New England Revolution 7:30 PM MSG
Sunday May 19 LOS ANGELES GALAXY 1:00 PM ESPN 2
Sunday May 26 COLUMBUS CREW 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Saturday June 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday June 23 at Philadelphia Union 5:00 PM ESPN
Sunday June 30 Houston Dynamo 2:00 PM ESPN 2
Thursday July 4 at Colorado Rapids 9:30 PM MSG
Saturday July 13 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday July 20 at Toronto FC 4:00 PM MSG
Saturday July 27 REAL SALT LAKE 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday Aug. 3 at Sporting Kansas City 8:00 PM NBCSN
Saturday Aug. 10 at Columbus Crew 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday Aug. 17 PHILADELPHIA UNION 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday Aug. 25 at Chivas USA 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Saturday Aug. 31 D.C. UNITED 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday Sept. 8 at Houston Dynamo 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Saturday Sept. 14 TORONTO FC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday Sept. 22 FC DALLAS 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Sunday Sept. 29 at Seattle Sounders FC 9:00 PM ESPN
Saturday Oct. 5 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday Oct. 20 at Houston Dynamo 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Sunday Oct. 27 Chicago Fire 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas