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MLS announces Fox Soccer Channel schedule

NEW YORK - Major League Soccer and Fox Soccer Channel finalized today the national broadcast schedule for the League's 10th Season. The 2005 season marks the third consecutive year that Fox Soccer Channel will carry live telecasts nationally from the premier soccer league in the United States. The channel will broadcast more than 30 regular season games as well as a selection of playoff matches.

Each MLS team will be featured at least once throughout the season. Freddy Adu and D.C. United join Taylor Twellman and the New England Revolution in leading the way with nine broadcasts each. Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy will be featured on seven occasions while Eddie Johnson and his FC Dallas squad appear six times throughout the year.

MLS Wrap, the weekly show highlighting the weekend of MLS action returns for the third season on Fox Soccer Channel. Fans can catch MLS Wrap on Saturday nights at midnight throughout the 2005 season.

Fox Soccer Channel is available through affiliated cable systems, and through DirecTV and Dish Network satellite providers. For more information, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at foxsoccer.com presented by MSN. The Fox Sports en Español national television schedules will be announced in the coming days. The complete 2005 MLS national television schedule on Fox Soccer Channel follows (schedule subject to change):

2005 MLS National Television Schedule on Fox Soccer Channel

Day   Date      Event                                         Time (ET)
Sat.  April 2   Los Angeles Galaxy at Columbus Crew            7:30 p.m.
Sat.  April 9   Columbus Crew at New England Revolution        7:30 p.m.
Sat.  April 16  San Jose Earthquakes at Chicago Fire           8:30 p.m.
Sat.  April 23  New England Revolution at D.C. United          7:30 p.m.
Wed.  April 27  New England Revolution at Chicago Fire         7:00 p.m.
Sat.  April 30  Chivas USA at New England Revolution           7:30 p.m.
Sat.  May 7     Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA                  10:00 p.m.
Sat.  May 14    Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake           9:30 p.m.       
Sat.  May 21    Kansas City Wizards at D.C. United             7:30 p.m.
Sat.  May 28    FC Dallas at D.C. United                       7:30 p.m.
Tues. May 31    Chicago Fire at MetroStars                     6:30 p.m.
Sat.  June 4    D.C. United at San Jose Earthquakes           10:30 p.m.
Sat.  June 11   Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy          10:00 p.m.
Sat.  June 18   New England Revolution at D.C. United          7:30 p.m.
Sat.  June 25   MetroStars at New England Revolution           7:30 p.m.
Sat.  July 2    D.C. United at Columbus Crew                   7:30 p.m.
Mon.  July 4    New England Revolution at Los Angeles Galaxy  10:00 p.m.
Sat.  July 9    San Jose Earthquakes at Columbus Crew          7:30 p.m.
Sat.  July 16   Colorado Rapids at MetroStars                  7:30 p.m.
Sat.  July 23   FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake                    9:30 p.m.
Sat.  Aug 6     Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids          9:00 p.m.
Sat.  Aug 13    New England Revolution at FC Dallas            8:30 p.m.
Sat.  Aug 20    Los Angeles Galaxy at D.C. United              7:30 p.m.
Sat.  Aug 27    Chivas USA at FC Dallas                        8:30 p.m.
Sat.  Sep 3     D.C. United at Colorado Rapids                 9:00 p.m.
Sat.  Sep 10    D.C. United at FC Dallas                       8:30 p.m.
Sat.  Sep 17    San Jose Earthquakes at Chivas USA            10:00 p.m.
Sat.  Sep 24    MetroStars at New England Revolution           7:30 p.m.
Sat.  Oct 1     FC Dallas at Los Angeles Galaxy               10:00 p.m.
Sat.  Oct 8     Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire                  8:30 p.m.
Sat.  Oct 15    San Jose Earthquakes at Los Angeles Galaxy    10:00 p.m.