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Red Bulls, MSG sign multiyear TV deal

February 12, 2009

NEW YORK -- The New York Red Bulls have signed a multiyear agreement with the Madison Square Garden Network, ensuring it will continue as the local television home of the MLS team.

MSG has held the television rights to the Red Bulls/MetroStars for the past 13 years. It will telecast approximately 20 games per season as part of the new deal.

MSG will also produce a half-hour postgame show for all Red Bulls home games telecast on the network. The first game to air this season will be April 5 against the Chicago Fire.

Shep Messing will return as the game analyst for his eighth season and Steve Cangialosi will return for his second season as play-by-play announcer.


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