MSG NETWORKS ANNOUNCES 2019 NEW YORK RED BULLS TELECAST SCHEDULE
New York, NY (March 1, 2019) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls have unveiled the official telecast schedule for the 2019 season. MSG Networks will televise up to 21 of the Red Bulls’ 34 regular season matches.
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 televises.
Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Cangialosi returns for his 12th season as the team’s play-by-play announcer, alongside U.S. soccer legend and former Olympic goalkeeper Shep Messing, now in his 19th season as game analyst. Michelle Gingras also returns for her 2nd season as host and sideline reporter on all game telecasts.
MSG Networks will televise the Red Bulls’ season opener on Saturday, March 2ndversus Columbus Crew SC from MAPFRE Stadium. The team will look to build upon the success of the 2018 season, in which they won their third Supporters’ Shield (awarded to the MLS team with the best regular season record) and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
MSG Networks’ full Red Bulls telecast schedule this season can be seen below, which includes six of the team’s first eight games of the year. Red Bulls games on MSG Networks will also be available for viewing on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports, with more than 150 New York Emmy Awards over the past 10 years.
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 24 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls 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 for which the team is named. New York has won three of the last six MLS Supporters’ Shields, including last season with a league-record 71 points. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation’s premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.
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