[SOCCER ON THE AIR]
D.C. United, one of two remaining MLS club without a local television deal, announced that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will be its regional
network. Former D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta will serve as analyst for the network’s telecasts this season alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Dave Johnson
, who has held this position since the team’s inaugural season in 1996.
Comcast SportsNet is currently scheduled to televise 14 matches this season,
with the remainder to be announced at a later date. The network’s schedule will begin when D.C. United visits the Portland Timbers on May 3 and currently includes all but one subsequent league
match through the Aug. 3 game at the Houston Dynamo, as well as the team’s Aug. 27 match at the LA Galaxy.
Comcast SportsNet will present pre- and post-game shows, D.C. United
Central and D.C. United Postgame Live, surrounding select games, as well as other team-related programming.
All matches which are not televised locally or nationally, will be
streamed live on dcunited.com/live
. These livestreams are available only to those who live within a 75 mile radius of Washington, D.C.
announcement leaves Chivas USA as the only MLS club currently without a local television deal.