FOXBOROUGH and BURLINGTON, Mass. - The New England Revolution and Comcast SportsNet are happy to announce that the regional sports network will be the team’s exclusive 2010 television partner in New England. All Comcast SportsNet telecasts will be delivered in high definition and begin on April 3 when the Revolution travel to face D.C. United in Washington, D.C.
“We are very excited to partner with Comcast SportsNet to bring the Revolution in high definition to our fans across New England,” Revolution Chief Operating Officer Brian Bilello said. “Having high-definition television telecasts was one of our priorities this year, and Comcast SportsNet has been a market leader in sports programming for many years. Comcast SportsNet is a true regional player, reaching 4 million homes throughout New England, which allows us to expand the geographic distribution of our matches to more fans. Comcast SportsNet also has an impressive lineup of ancillary sports content. Taken together, this is a tremendous partnership for both the Revolution and Comcast SportsNet.”
“The Revolution have been competitive year after year in Major League Soccer, and we are excited to bring them to Comcast SportsNet,” said Bill Bridgen, Comcast SportsNet executive vice president and general manager. “There is no shortage of soccer fans in the region and working with the Revolution will allow us to reach new audiences and help expand the Revolution’s brand.”
Veteran soccer broadcaster Brad Feldman returns for his 10th season with the Revolution and will handle play-by-play duties for all matches airing on Comcast SportsNet. He will be joined in the booth by Revolution legend and Longmeadow, Mass., product Jay Heaps, who begins his first season as color analyst after retiring from the Revolution in December following a stellar 11-year MLS career.
Kraft Sports Productions will again produce every regionally-televised Revolution match. In 2010, Comcast SportsNet will broadcast 27 of the Revolution’s 30 matches, beginning with the team’s April 3 match at D.C. United.
About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, New England Tailgate, and Net Impact. Comcast SportsNet’s partnership with the 17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics is the longest team-regional sports network relationship in New England and the fourth longest in professional sports. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.comcastsportsnet.com for more information.
About the New England Revolution
The Revolution is the Northeast region’s premier professional soccer team. Operated by the Kraft Family, which also owns the New England Patriots, the Revolution is based at the state-of-the-art Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., where the club plays its home games. A founding member of Major League Soccer in 1996, the Revolution has played for the MLS Cup four times in the last decade, while advancing to the Eastern Conference Championship game in six straight years (2002-07), an MLS record. The Revolution also won the 2007 U.S. Open Cup and the 2008 SuperLiga title. The Revolution roster features a mix of top U.S. stars, as well as up-and-coming international talent, highlighted by the 2005 MLS Most Valuable Player and scoring champion, forward Taylor Twellman, and 2009 MLS MVP finalist Shalrie Joseph. The Revs' roster also includes players from all over the world, including Costa Rica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Honduras, Lithuania, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Visit www.revolutionsoccer.net for more information.
Sat. 27 at LA Galaxy (Carson, Calif.) 11:00 p.m. FSC/FSE
Sat. 3 at D.C. United (Washington, D.C.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 10 Toronto FC (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 17 at San Jose Earthquakes (Santa Clara, Calif.) 10:00 p.m. CSN
Sat. 24 Colorado Rapids (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 1 FC Dallas (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Wed. 5 Chivas USA (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 8 at Columbus Crew (Columbus, Ohio) 7:00 p.m. FSC/FSE
Sat. 15 San Jose Earthquakes (Foxborough, Mass.) 6:00 p.m. CSN
Sat. 22 at Toronto FC (Toronto, Ontario) 4:00 p.m. CSN
Sat. 29 New York Red Bulls (Foxborough, Mass.) 8:00 p.m. Galavision
Sat. 5 at Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, Wash.) 10:30 p.m. CSN
Sun. 27 Chicago Fire (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:00 p.m. CSN
Fri. 2 at Real Salt Lake (Sandy, Utah) 10:00 p.m. CSN
Sat. 10 LA Galaxy (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 31 at Philadelphia Union (Chester, Pa.) 3:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 7 D.C. United (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 14 Houston Dynamo (Foxborough, Mass.) 8:00 p.m. CSN
Wed. 18 at Chicago Fire (Bridgeview, Ill.) 8:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 21 at Kansas City Wizards (Kansas City, Kan.) 8:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 28 Philadelphia Union (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 4 Seattle Sounders FC (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Fri. 10 at Chivas USA (Carson, Calif.) 10:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 18 at Colorado Rapids (Commerce City, Colo.) 9:00 p.m. CSN
Wed. 22 at FC Dallas (Frisco, Texas) 8:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 25 Columbus Crew (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 2 Real Salt Lake (Foxborough, Mass.) 7:30 p.m. CSN
Sun. 10 at Houston Dynamo (Houston, Texas) 8:30 p.m. CSN
Sat. 16 Kansas City Wizards (Foxborough, Mass.) 8:00 p.m. CSN
Thurs. 21 at New York Red Bulls (Harrison, N.J.) 7:30 p.m. ESPN2/Deportes