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Fire Announce WPWR My50 Deal


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that WPWR My50 will join Comcast SportsNet and Univision Radio as the Club’s official broadcast partners for the 2010 MLS season. The Fire’s remaining 25 matches will be broadcast in high definition on either a MLS broadcast network partner or the club’s local television station and regional cable network.

“The addition of WPWR My50 to the Fire’s broadcast platform allows the club to reach millions of viewers in the Chicagoland and Midwest region, allowing more soccer fans than ever access to the World's Game. Our total broadcast offering for our growing fan base now includes Comcast SportsNet, FOX/My50 and Univision,” said Fire President Dave Greeley.

My50 will broadcast a minimum of eight matches, Comcast SportsNet will broadcast nine fire matches in 2010, with the remaining Fire matches available on the family of ESPN networks (five dates), Fox Soccer Channel (six dates) or TeleFutura (four dates).

In addition to play-by-play broadcasts, the Fire will work with My50 to provide soccer related content for a number of other platforms. This includes a 30-minute post-game show, hosted by the broadcast team of Dan Kelly and Chris Doran, as well as elements for “The Final Word” and “Good Day Chicago” on My50 sister station WFLD FOX Chicago. The Fire will also provide website content for its broadcast partner.

In their first year together, the broadcasting duo of Kelly (play-by-play) and Doran (analyst) will call the action for Fire games. Kelly and Doran will call all local TV broadcasts as "part of the home town team" and air those matches live as audio webcasts on WFLD FOX Chicago Meteorologist Amy Freeze returns for her third season with the Fire, reporting from the sidelines during My50 home broadcasts. Kelly and Doran will play an integral part of the Fire’s television and online presence, providing content for all Chicago Fire media platforms.

Day      Date     OPPONENT (Location)                                              TIME (CT)          TELEVISION


Sat.     1        Chivas USA (HOME)                                        7:30*        My50

Sat.     8        Toronto FC (Away)                                         3:00*        My50

Sat.    15        Kansas City (Away)                                        7:30         FSC

Thur.  27        Dallas (HOME)                                               7:00          ESPN2


Sat.     5        Philadelphia (HOME)                                        7:30*        My50

Wed.    9        Colorado (HOME)                                           8:00*#      My50

Sun.    27       New England (Away)                                       6:00*        CSN

Sat.      3       Columbus (Away)                                           7:00          FSC

Thur.    8       Real Salt Lake (HOME)                                     8:30          ESPN2

Sat.     24      Kansas City (HOME)                                        7:30*         CSN


Sun.      1      LA Galaxy (Away)                                           6:30          FSC

Sun.      8      New York (HOME)                                           8:00          ESPN2

Wed.    18      New England (HOME)                                      7:30*         My50

Sat.     21      Houston (Away)                                              7:30*        CSN

Sat.     28      Seattle (Away)                                               9:30          CSN

Sat.       4      LA Galaxy (HOME)                                          3:00          CSN/TeleFutura

Wed.      8     Toronto FC (HOME)                                         7:30*         My50

Sat.      11     Philadelphia (Away)                                         5:00          FSC

Sat.      18     Real Salt Lake (Away)                                     3:00          TeleFutura

Sat.      25     Seattle (HOME)                                               7:00*        My50

Wed.     29     San Jose (Away)                                            10:00        ESPN2

Sat.        2     Dallas (Away)                                                7:30          FSC

Fri.         8     Columbus (HOME)                                           8:00         CSN

Sat.      16     D.C. United (HOME)                                         3:00*        My50/TeleFutura

Sat.      23     Chivas USA (Away)                                         10:00         FSC

*Followed by a 30-minute Fire Post Game Show.

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