Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 MLS Week 1 TV Schedule

The 2015 MLS season is upon us, and as I said before I will try and post a listing of each weeks matches along with the broadcast teams calling those games. Some people may wonder why I am keeping the MLS matches when I dropped the English Premier matches. I am doing it solely to provide a service for US fans and because most other sites don't list them.

This week marks the beginning of the new MLS TV contract, which means the return of Soccer Night in America on it's new home- Fox Sports 1. It also marks the first time that UniMas/Univision Deportes will televise matches nationally in the US in English.

It also marks the debut of New York City and Orlando City as fulltime MLS members. Both teams come in having finalized local TV plans. New York City will air their non-national matches on YES while Orlando City will air their's on WOFL or WRBW.

As for other firsts, many local contracts have had their regional partners change. Gone from the broadcast market are Time Warner Texas (FC Dallas), Comcast SportsNet Houston (Houston Dynamo), and KTVX (Real Salt Lake). I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones I know of.

KTXA has picked up the games that Time Warner Texas previously aired, while Root Sports Southwest has picked up the CSN Houston matches.

Root Sports Southwest isn't the only Root station planning on airing MLS matches. All locally produced Seattle Sounders matches will be shown on Root Sports Northwest. Select matches will also be broadcast on Fox 12 or KPDX.

American Sports Network has picked up all Real Salt Lake games and will air them on select Sinclair stations across the Rockies including KMYU, KYUU, KVMY, & KAME.

As always, announcers are subject to change. Should any changes occur, I will do my best to update them. Without further ado, here is your 2015 MLS Week 1 TV schedule. Since UniMas & UDN will rotate the spanish team each week, I will not post them here.

Friday, March 6
10 PM- Chicago Fire at Los Angeles Galaxy (UniMas & UDNRamsés Sandoval, Paul Caligiuri
(UniMas & UDN) Jorge Pérez-Navarro, Diego Balado, Raúl Guzmán

Saturday, March 7
3 PM- Montreal Impact at D.C. United (RDS) Claudine Douville, Jean Gounelle
(Comcast Mid-Atlantic) Dave Johnson, Santino Quaranta

4 PM- Colorado Rapids at Philadelphia Union (Altitude) Richard Fleming, Marcelo Balboa
(WPVI) JP Dellacamera, Peter Pappas, Heather Mitts

6 PM- Toronto FC at Vancouver Whitecaps (TSN) Luke Wileman, Jason de Vos, Perry Solkowski

8:30 PM- Columbus Crew at Houston Dynamo (TWCS Ohio) Dwight Burgess, Neil Sika
(ROOT SW [SW+ in Rockets markets]) Glenn Davis, Eddie Robinson

8:30 PM- San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas (Comcast Bay Area) Anthony Passarelli, Kelly Gray
(KTXA) Mark Followill, Steve Jolley

10:30 PM- Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers (ASN) David James, Brian Dunseth
(ROOT NW) Keith Bleyer, Ross Smith

Sunday, March 8
5 PM- New York City at Orlando City (ESPN2) Adrian Healy, Taylor Twellman, Monica Gonzales
(ESPN Deportes-Esp.) Richard Mendez, Giovanni Savarese, Monica Gonzales

7 PM- New York Red Bulls at Sporting Kansas City (Fox Sports 1) JP Dellacamera, Brad Friedl, Julie Stewart-Binks
(Fox Deportes-Esp.) John Laguna, Mariano Trujillo, Claudio Suarez

9:30 PM- New England Revolution at Seattle Sounders (Fox Sports 1) John Strong, Alexi Lalas, Grant Wahl
(Fox Deportes-Esp.John Laguna, Mariano Trujillo, Claudio Suarez

(   )- National US English speaking broadcast
(   )- National US Spanish speaking broadcast
(   )- Local Road Team Broadcast
(   ) - Local Home Team Broadcast
(   )- Canadian Broadcast

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