MetroStars to televise four games in Spanish in 2004 on Fox Sports New York

SECAUCUS, N.J. - The MetroStars and the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network announced Tuesday that in addition to their English broadcasts, they will broadcast four games in Spanish this season on Fox Sports New York. Included in these games will be Hispanic Heritage Day, which is Saturday, September 11.

The following games are included in the broadcasts:

  • June 12: MetroStars @ San Jose, 10 p.m.
  • August 15: MetroStars vs. Dallas, 6 p.m.
  • September 11: MetroStars vs. New England, 6 p.m.
  • September 18: MetroStars vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

    "The MetroStars are very happy to be bringing these four games to the Hispanic community on Fox Sports New York," said MetroStars executive vice president John Guppy. "These broadcasts give us a great opportunity to bring the great play of the MetroStars into the homes of the Hispanic people in the tri-state area."

    For the third consecutive year, Ernesto Motta and Robert Sierra will handle the Spanish broadcasting (television) duties for the MetroStars. Motta and Sierra have been the broadcasting (radio) in Major League Soccer since the league's inception nine years ago. Recently Motta's role has increased, as for two consecutive years he has been the SAP voice for ABC's broadcast of the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup.

    In conjunction with this announcement, the MetroStars and MSG have also announced that the commercial inventory for the Spanish broadcasts is completely sold out. "The sales for these games have been very strong," said MSG's Head of Sales Neil Davis.

    Through the joint efforts of the MetroStars and MSG, the broadcast will be sponsored by a wide variety of companies, including: Snickers, Citgo, Honda, Budweiser, KeySpan, American Airlines, Chivas Regal, JNCO Jeans, Western Union, U.S. Army and Amerigroup.

    These games will also still be broadcast in Spanish on WADO 1280 AM. Mario Concha and Wilfredo Campos will handle the broadcasting duties on WADO for these games.