Major League Soccer and HDNet announced Wednesday the "MLS on HDNet" broadcast schedule for the league's second half of the 2004 regular season. The flexible scheduling promises that MLS fans will see key match-ups in high definition on the road to the MLS Cup Playoffs, with HDNet airing a record-number 36 live high-definition telecasts through the 2004 MLS season. HDNet's coverage will include MLS Cup Playoff games through the conference finals on Nov. 6.
The schedule for the exclusive nationally televised coverage, with Glenn Davis and Marcelo Balboa in the HDNet booth, is listed below (all times are Eastern and are subject to change). A complete rebroadcast schedule is available at www.hd.net or at www.MLSnet.com.
Date -- Game -- Time (ET)
Sat., Aug. 7 -- D.C. United @ San Jose Earthquakes -- 10 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 18 -- Kansas City Wizards @ Columbus Crew 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 21 -- Metrostars @ Colorado Rapids -- 9 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 28 -- Colorado Rapids @ San Jose Earthquakes -- 10 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 11 -- New England Revolution @ Metrostars -- 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 18 -- San Jose Earthquakes @ Kansas City Wizards -- 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 25 -- Los Angeles Galaxy @ San Jose Earthquakes -- 10 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 2 -- Dallas Burn @ New England Revolution -- 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 6 -- Columbus Crew @ Chicago Fire -- 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 9 -- Columbus Crew @ Metrostars -- 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 16 -- San Jose Earthquakes @ Dallas Burn -- 8:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 23 -- Playoff Game -- TBD
Sat., Oct. 30 -- Playoff Game -- TBD
Sat., Nov. 6 -- Playoff Game -- TBD
About Major League Soccer:
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer features many top stars from the United States and around the world. The ten teams that currently comprise MLS are: the Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Dallas Burn, D.C. United, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, MetroStars, New England Revolution and the Defending Champion San Jose Earthquakes. Major League Soccer's 10th season, slated to kick off in Spring of 2005, adds teams in Salt Lake City, Utah and a second Los Angeles organization owned and operated by CD Guadalajara (Chivas) owner Jorge Vergara and real estate entrepreneur Antonio Cue. For more information about MLS, log on to the league's official Web site at www.MLSnet.com.
HDNet provides viewers with exciting and topical news, sports, music and entertainment programming. The network features up to 20 hours of original programming each week, all produced in the highest quality 1080i HDTV format - more original high-definition programming than any other network. HDNet news and entertainment includes original series "HDNet World Report," "Face 2 Face with Roy Firestone," "Hollywood HD," "HDNet Concert Series," and "True Music," as well as every episode of the acclaimed Warner Bros. series "Smallville." Live sports productions include NASCAR auto racing, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer games. HDNet Movies, the company's second network, features a wide selection of major studio's theatrical releases - all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio - as well as features produced and finished in true 1080i high-definition. Co-founded by Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on Adelphia, Charter, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.