Red Bulls to stream live audio broadcasts; Jolley, Motta return

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HARRISON, N.J. – Finding a terrestrial radio home has been a tough endeavor for the New York Red Bulls.

So they created their own.

The Red Bulls announced the creation of a streaming platform that will host play-by-play broadcasts of matches on the club’s official website.

“We wanted to give our fans another option to follow Red Bulls soccer,” said New York general manager Marc de Grandpre in a club release. “Now fans anywhere with access to the Internet can listen. It was important from our perspective to provide both audio broadcasts in English and Spanish and we are excited to have a strong collection of voices to call the action.”

Broadcasts will be held in English and Spanish, with Jonathan Yardley, Ed Cohen and Matt Harmon providing play-by-play and Metrostars great Steve Jolley offering color commentary. Spanish language broadcasts will be offered by the returning Ernesto Motta; a fixture throughout the early years of the club.

Broadcasts will begin starting Friday night as the Red Bulls host the San Jose Earthquakes.

New York Red Bulls Internet Radio Network Schedule

Date                                     Opponent                     Broadcast Time

Friday, April 17                     San Jose                      7 p.m.

Sunday, April 26                   LA Galaxy                    5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29            Colorado                      7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 2                   at New England           7:30 p.m. (English only)

Sunday, May 10                   NYCFC                        7 p.m.

Friday, May 15                     at FC Dallas                 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 24                   Philadelphia                 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 20                Vancouver                   7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24           Real Salt Lake             7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28                  at NYCFC                    5 p.m.

Saturday, July 11                 New England                7 p.m.

Saturday, August 1              at Philadelphia              7 p.m.

Sunday, August 9                NYCFC                         7 p.m.

Saturday, August 15            Toronto FC                   7 p.m.

Sunday, August 30               D.C. United                  7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11                    Chicago                       7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16           at New England           7:30 p.m. (English only)

Friday, Sept. 25                    Orlando City SC          7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3                    Columbus                   7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7               Montreal                      7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18                    Philadelphia                TBD

  • slowleftarm

    Better than nothing but it’s still ridiculous that RBNY has never had an English language radio deal. Meanwhile NYCFC is on WFAN from day 1. I know that’s because of the Yankees but still. Even if it costs money at the outset, RBNY need to get themselves on radio. I am at every home game but I can’t always watch every away game and I’m sure I’m not alone.

  • Anonymous

    “Finding a terrestrial radio home has been a tough endeavor for the New York Red Bulls.”

    No it hasn’t. They just didn’t want to pay. They prefer to use that money for hot hair balloons and flugtag and street art.

    Priorities, Dammit

    • Very fair point. Pay to play is in full effect for radio broadcasts. With little interest and fewer listeners, a tough sell.

  • RBDone

    Having a “NY” franchise acting the way they have for 20 seasons must be an embarrassment to MLS. It never ceases to amaze me…..

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never been to a sporting event in 40 years where I couldn’t listen to pre & post game commentary on the radio arriving at, or driving home… Except for NYRB games. Even had radio for arena football in NJ. Poor job by NYRB.

  • Anonymous

    I am watching the game on TV and RBA is half full at best. Even South Ward has a ton of empty seats. Obviously a statement by a lot of fans to Ali Curtis. But just watch, you’ll still see an announced crowd of 20,000+

    • Ali is my man

      Just enjoy the game and move on. Ali Curtis looking like a genius now…

      • Stone cold Steve Austin

        C’mon son, red bull will easily make the playoffs plus it’s now 6 per conference.
        I got revolution or tfc winning the east and dc and Columbus as dark horses. Hammid is a beast at goalkeeper and Columbus has a young innovative coach.
        On the other hand, it’s sad to just have 16,000 when your tickets were cheap and it was Friday.