Red Bulls and MSG Networks Release 2013 Television Schedule
HARRISON, NJ (Feb. 14, 2013) - The New York Red Bulls and MSG Networks have unveiled the official television schedule for the upcoming 2013 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 PM ET against the Montreal Impact on MSG with a 30-minute pregame show starting at 4:00 PM. MSG Networks will produce pregame 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," said Red Bulls General Manager JérÃ´me de Bontin. "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."
"MSG Networks has a storied history with New York soccer and we are proud to present the Red Bulls on MSG and MSG+," said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. "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 returns 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 an expert analyst. Host and sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her sixth season covering the Red Bulls.
New York's remaining 13 regular season matches will be exclusively shown 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). In addition, UniMas will telecast six Red Bulls matches in Spanish (MSG Networks will televise those games simultaneously in English).
The Red Bulls' full schedule is below.
March Sunday 3 at Portland Timbers 7:30 PM ESPN 2
Sunday 10 at San Jose Earthquakes 10:00 PM ESPN 2
Saturday 16 D.C. UNITED 12:30 PM NBC
Saturday 23 at Montreal Impact 4:30 PM MSG
Saturday 30 PHILADELPHIA UNION 3:30 PM NBCSN
April Sunday 7 at Chicago Fire 5:00 PM ESPN 2
Saturday 13 at D.C. United 7:00 PM MSG 2
Wednesday 17 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30 PM MSG Plus
Saturday 20 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday 27 at Toronto FC 2:00 PM MSG
May Saturday 4 at Columbus Crew 4:00 PM NBCSN
Wednesday 8 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday 11 at New England Revolution 7:30 PM MSG
Sunday 19 LOS ANGELES GALAXY 1:00 PM ESPN 2
Sunday 26 COLUMBUS CREW 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
June Saturday 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 23 at Philadelphia Union 5:00 PM ESPN
Sunday 30 Houston Dynamo 2:00 PM ESPN 2
July Thursday 4 at Colorado Rapids 9:30 PM MSG
Saturday 13 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday 20 at Toronto FC 4:00 PM MSG
Saturday 27 REAL SALT LAKE 7:00 PM MSG
August Saturday 3 at Sporting Kansas City 8:00 PM NBCSN
Saturday 10 at Columbus Crew 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday 17 PHILADELPHIA UNION 8:00 PM NBCSN
Sunday 25 at Chivas USA 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Saturday 31 D.C. UNITED 8:00 PM NBCSN
September Sunday 8 at Houston Dynamo 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Saturday 14 TORONTO FC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 22 FC DALLAS 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Sunday 29 at Seattle Sounders FC 9:00 PM ESPN
October Saturday 5 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 20 at Houston Dynamo 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
Sunday 27 Chicago Fire 5:00 PM MSG/UniMas
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