SiriusXM listeners nationwide get “MLS Game of the Week,”
plus extensive coverage of MLS Cup Playoffs
Seattle Sounders FC v. Toronto FC airs Saturday on SiriusXM FC, channel 94
NEW YORK – March 13, 2014 – SiriusXM FC, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 soccer channel, will offer live nationwide radio coverage of the 2014 Major League Soccer season, featuring a live “MLS Game of the Week” broadcast throughout the regular season plus coverage of the MLS Cup Playoffs, it was announced today by SiriusXM and Major League Soccer.
This week’s matchup will feature Seattle Sounders FC v. Toronto FC on Saturday, March 15 with pre-game coverage starting at 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT on SiriusXM FC (channel 94). SiriusXM began carrying select MLS games on the service in 2012. This will be the most extensive schedule aired by the satellite radio provider to date.
SiriusXM’s coverage will include a live broadcast of the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on August 6, featuring the MLS All-Stars hosting German powerhouse and reigning European Champion FC Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland, OR.
SiriusXM will also offer extensive coverage of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, including MLS Cup, MLS’ championship game.
“Major League Soccer continues to grow in popularity and we’re excited to expand our coverage to deliver more MLS games than ever before to our listeners across the country,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “Soccer fans are among the most passionate fans in sports and SiriusXM FC offers those fans a level of access to their sport that few other media outlets do.”
In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM FC will air MLSsoccer.com’s Extra Time Radio show, covering the world of Major League Soccer and featuring guests from around the soccer scene.
“We have received extremely positive feedback from our fans about our games being on SiriusXM FC,” said Larry Tiscornia, vice president of broadcasting for MLS. “Our fans want to be connected with their Clubs and the League at all times and this is another amazing avenue for that access – from regular season games, the AT&T MLS All-Star Game, MLS Cup Playoffs, MLS Cup and ExtraTime Radio, this partnership helps them enjoy our content throughout the season.”
SiriusXM FC (channel 94) airs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers the most comprehensive soccer coverage available in radio. In addition to Major League Soccer matches, SiriusXM listeners get live play-by-play from the Barclays Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup and the UEFA Europa League.
Complementing the game coverage on the channel is a daily lineup of soccer talk shows hosted by an expert cast of former players, coaches, executives and journalists including John Harkes, Tony Meola, Ray Hudson, Charlie Stillitano, Neil Barnett, Roger Bennett, Michael Davies and entertainer Kevin Flynn. For more info on SiriusXM FC visit www.SiriusXM.com/FC. Follow the channel on Twitter @SiriusXMFC.