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  • Thursday, March 06, 2014

    MSG Networks And New York Red Bulls Sign Multi-Year Television Rights Extension


    MSG Networks to Telecast 22 Games in the 2014 Season
    Starting Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

    Steve Cangialosi, Shep Messing and Tina Cervasio Return to the Booth and Sideline

    New York, NY (March 6, 2014) – MSG Networks and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls have agreed to a new multi-year extension ensuring that MSG Networks will continue as the regional television home of the Red Bulls.

    MSG Networks, which has been the New York area television home of the Red Bulls (previously the Metro Stars) since 1996, will telecast 22 of the Red Bulls’ 34 regular season games this season, including pregame and postgame coverage. The Red Bulls’ season kicks off on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. on MSG 2 with a 30-minute pregame show.

    “The Red Bulls organization has been a great partner for 18 years and we are proud to continue that relationship,” said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. “We look forward to providing New York soccer fans with exclusive local coverage of the Red Bulls.”

    “We are delighted to have come to an agreement with MSG Networks,” said Red Bulls Chief Financial Officer Luis Miguel Garcia. “MSG’s brand is synonymous with New York sports and they have been a terrific partner for our club and the sport of soccer since the beginning of MLS. We believe the quality of their coverage is among the best in the League.”

    This season marks MSG Networks’ Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Cangialosi’s seventh season as the team’s play-by-play announcer and 13th season covering the Red Bulls, while former New York and Olympic goalkeeper Shep Messing starts his 14th season as game analyst. Host and sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her seventh season covering the Red Bulls.

    New York’s remaining 12 regular season matches will be exclusively shown by MLS national partners ESPN Networks (two on ESPN, four on ESPN2) and the NBC Sports Group (five on NBCSN, one on NBC). In addition, UniMas and Univision will telecast four matches and one match, respectively, in Spanish (MSG Networks will telecast those games simultaneously in English).

    Date Opponent Game Time Network
    March 8 at Vancouver Whitecaps
    7:30 PM MSG2
    March 15
    vs. Colorado Rapids
    4 PM MSG
    March 23 at Chicago Fire
    3 PM MSG/UniMas
    March 30 vs. Chivas USA
    3 PM MSG/UniMas
    April 5 at Montreal Impact
    4 PM MSG
    April 12 at D.C. United
    7 PM MSG+
    April 16 vs. Philadelphia Union
    7:30 PM MSG+
    April 23
    vs. Houston Dynamo
    7:30 PM MSG
    April 26 at Columbus Crew
    7:30 PM MSG
    May 4 at FC Dallas
    3 PM MSG/UniMas
    May 10 vs. Chicago Fire
    7 PM MSG
    May 17 at Toronto FC
    4:30 PM MSG
    May 24 vs. Portland Timbers
    7 PM MSG
    May 27 at Sporting Kansas City
    8 PM ESPN2
    June 8 at New England Revolution
    5 PM MSG
    June 27 vs. Toronto FC
    8 PM MSG
    July 4 at Houston Dynamo
    8:30 PM NBCSN
    July 12 vs. Columbus Crew
    7 PM MSG
    July 16 at Philadelphia Union
    7 PM ESPN2
    July 19 vs. San Jose Earthquakes
    7 PM MSG
    July 30 at Real Salt Lake
    9 PM ESPN2
    Aug. 2 vs. New England Revolution
    7 PM MSG
    Aug. 10 at Chicago Fire
    8 PM MSG/Univision
    Aug. 23 vs. Montreal Impact
    7 PM MSG
    Aug. 31 at D.C. United
    2:30 PM NBCSN
    Sept. 6 vs. Sporting Kansas City
    7:30 PM NBCSN
    Sept. 10 vs. D.C. United
    8 PM ESPN2
    Sept. 13 at Philadelphia Union
    3 PM NBCSN
    Sept. 20 vs. Seattle Sounders FC
    2:30 PM NBC
    Sept. 28 at Los Angeles Galaxy
    8:30 PM ESPN
    Oct. 4 vs. Houston Dynamo
    6 PM NBCSN
    Oct. 11 vs. Toronto FC
    7 PM MSG
    Oct. 19 vs. Columbus Crew
    3 PM MSG/UniMas
    Oct. 26 at Sporting Kansas City
    8:30 PM ESPN