MSG NETWORKS ANNOUNCES 2018 NEW YORK RED BULLS TELECAST SCHEDULE
Michelle Gingras Joins MSG Networks Team as Host and Sideline Reporter
First Match on Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Portland Timbers
New York, NY (March 1, 2018) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls have unveiled the official telecast schedule for the 2018 season. MSG Networks will televise 20 of the Red Bulls’ 34 regular season matches.
MSG Networks will telecast the Red Bulls first match of the season on Saturday, March 10 against the Portland Timbers at Red Bull Arena.
All MSG Networks New York Red Bull games, in addition to pre- and postgame coverage, will be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
MSG Networks, which has been the regional television home of the Red Bulls (previously the MetroStars) since 1996, will telecast pregame and postgame coverage for all home games the network televises, and pregame shows for all away games it covers. Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Cangialosi returns for his 11th season as the team’s play-by-play announcer, and US Soccer legend and former Olympic goalkeeper Shep Messing returns for his 18th season as game analyst.
Michelle Gingras joins MSG Networks as host and sideline reporter for Red Bulls telecasts. Some of Gingras’ previous stops include Yahoo Sports, One Up Sports, the New Jersey Devils and most recently BeIN Sports for the 2017 college football season.
“I’m so excited to join the MSG Networks family, it’s truly an honor to work at a network with such an incredible history and among such talented broadcasters,” said Gingras. “The opportunity to work with the New York Red Bulls, a cornerstone MLS franchise, as well as Shep Messing and Steve Cangialosi is second-to-none and is a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to get started.”
Red Bulls games on MSG Networks are also available in Spanish via SAP with Ernesto Motta calling the action.
The Red Bulls’ full television schedule is below (Home Games in BOLD at Red Bull Arena).
2018 NEW YORK RED BULLS
MSG NETWORKS TELECAST SCHEDULE
Saturday 10 PORTLAND TIMBERS 7:00 PM MSG 2
Saturday 17 at Real Salt Lake 9:00 PM MSG 2
Saturday 24 MINNESOTA UNITED FC 7:00 PM MSG 2
Saturday 31 at Orlando City SC 1:00 PM UniMás
Saturday 7 HOUSTON DYNAMO 2:30 PM Univision
Saturday 14 MONTREAL IMPACT 1:00 PM MSG
Saturday 21 CHICAGO FIRE 3:30 PM Univision
Saturday 28 at Los Angeles Galaxy 10:30 PM MSG
May Saturday 5 NEW YORK CITY FC 2:00 PM ESPN
Saturday 12 at Colorado Rapids 9:00 PM MSG
Sunday 20 at Atlanta United FC 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 26 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday 2 at New England Revolution 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday 9 at Columbus Crew SC 5:00 PM ESPN
Wednesday 13 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 8:00 PM MSG
Saturday 23 FC DALLAS 6:00 PM UniMás
Sunday 1 at Toronto FC 4:30 PM FOX
Sunday 8 at New York City FC 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 14 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:00 PM MSG
Saturday 21 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:00 PM MSG
Wednesday 25 at D.C. United 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday 28 COLUMBUS CREW SC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 5 LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB 6:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 11 at Chicago Fire 8:30 PM MSG
Saturday 18 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 PM MSG
Wednesday 22 at New York City FC 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Sunday 26 D.C. UNITED 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 1 at Montreal Impact 7:30 PM MSG
Sunday 16 at D.C. United 1:00 PM ESPN
Saturday 22 TORONTO FC 5:00 PM MSG
Sunday 30 ATLANTA UNITED FC 1:00 PM ESPN
Saturday 6 at San Jose Earthquakes 10:30 PM MSG
Sunday 21 at Philadelphia Union 3:00 PM MSG
Sunday 28 ORLANDO CITY SC 4:30 PM MSG
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 23 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH or which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation’s premier youth soccer development programs. The club provides
grassroots training programs to all ages and skill levels, and also offers elite players a pathway from those programs to the Regional Development School, then on to the academy teams and, ultimately, to the Red Bulls professional team.
Dan Schoenberg, MSG Networks – 212-465-6367 – Dan.Schoenberg@msgnetworks.com
Colleen Wagoner, MSG Networks – 212-631-5660 – Colleen.Wagoner@msgnetworks.com
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