Earthquakes announce their Comcast SportsNet television broadcast schedule for the 2011 season

March 19, 2011, 12:13 am
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March 18, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that Comcast SportsNet (CSN) will again televise a minimum of 16 Earthquakes games in 2011 in High Definition. Ten games will air on Comcast SportsNet California, five games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and one on Comcast SportsNet Plus.We are proud to once again offer our games in High Definition on Comcast SportsNet, said Earthquakes President David Kaval. Comcast SportsNet has been a great partner the past three seasons and we are looking forward to another great season of Quakes soccer on their networks. The Quakes broadcast schedule begins on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area with their home opener against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 19. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT.In addition to the 16 games on Comcast SportsNet, the Quakes also have four national television broadcasts to bring their total number of television broadcasts to 20. All matches will also be available on the MLS Direct Kick Package. Additional games may be added to the CSN schedule at a later date.Comcast SportsNet California Vice President and General Manager Larry Eldridge added, The Earthquakes have one of the most passionate, dedicated fan bases in the MLS and we are committed to presenting them with comprehensive and exciting Quakes coverage all season long.The partnership will also include appearances by Earthquakes players and coaches onChronicle Live and coverage on bothSportsNet Central and SportsNet Reports.The broadcast booth will remain the same this year as long-time Northern California announcer Jim Kozimor will join John Shrader for all Quakes games, while Dan Dibley will serve as the sideline reporter.Shrader, who has been the voice of the Earthquakes either on radio or television since 1996, maintains the color analyst role. In addition to his work on the broadcasts, he will also oversee the teams radio broadcasts, write a blog on the team He has been a broadcaster in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He currentlyteaches journalism and media at San Jose State University. Prior to his current duties, he spent 15 years at all-sports station KNBR 680 AM, where he hosted talk shows and covered the San Francisco 49ers. He has broadcast numerous events around the country, and spent time at two San Jose televisions stations, KNTV and KICU. For nearly a decade Shrader was the voice of San Jose State athletics.Shrader broadcast the 2002 & 2003 MLS All-Star Games and the 2002 and 2003 MLS Cup Finals on the radio.Kozimor, a veteran sports broadcaster for over 20 years, begins his second season as the play-by-play announcer for all Quakes broadcasts. One of the most versatile announcers in the industry, he is the host of Raiders Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet California. His play-by-play duties for Comcast SportsNet have included college basketball and football for the Pac-10 and WCC, high school football, Major League Lacrosse and World Team Tennis. He also called a number of California Cougars games of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Kozimor was the long-time televisionradio broadcaster for the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs. Before that, he was an announcer with the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons.A 15-year veteran of local television andradio, Dibley will again be the sideline reporter for the San Jose Earthquakes on Comcast SportsNet California. He also appears as a featured sidekick during the Gary Radnich show on KNBR 680, which is simulcast on Comcast SportsNet California and now replayed weeknights at 11 p.m. as the Radnich Remix. Additionally, heis the lead play-by-play voice for high school andcollege sports on Comcast Hometown Network. He spent 12 years asa physical educationinstructor andyouth soccer coachin Marin County.About Comcast Sports GroupComcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, operates 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Groups sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nations largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see Broadcast ScheduleDate Opponent Time TV Saturday, March 19 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, March 26 at FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. TBD ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, April 2 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 7:30 p.m. CSN Saturday, April 9 TORONTO FC 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, April 16 at New York Red Bulls 4:30 p.m. TBD Saturday, April 23 CHIVAS USA 1:00 p.m. CSNCATELESaturday, April 30 at Philadelphia Union 1:00 p.m. TBD-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 p.m. TBDSaturday, May 14 COLUMBUS CREW 7:30 p.m. CSNCA Saturday, May 21 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:30 p.m. CSNCA Saturday, May 28 at Chicago Fire 5:30 p.m. CSNBA-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, June 4 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:30 p.m. CSNCAGALASaturday, June 11 at D.C. United 4:30 p.m. TBD Friday, June 17 at Sporting Kansas City 5:30 p.m. FSCSaturday, June 25 LA GALAXY 8:00 p.m. FSC-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, July 2 NEW YORK RED BULLS 7:30 p.m. ESPN2Wednesday, July 6 at Chivas USA 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, July 9 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, July 16 at Columbus Crew 4:30 p.m. TBDWednesday, July 20 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7:00 p.m. CSNCASaturday, July 23 at Real Salt Lake 7:00 p.m. CSNCASaturday, July 30 D.C. UNITED 7:30 p.m. CSNBA------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, August 3 at New England Revolution 5:00 p.m. TBDSaturday, August 6 PORTLAND TIMBERS7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, August 13 COLORADO RAPIDS 7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, August 20 at LA Galaxy7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, August 27 at Toronto FC 4:00 p.m. TBD -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, September 10 CHICAGO FIRE 7:30 p.m. CSNBASaturday, September 17 at Houston Dynamo 5:30 p.m. TBDWednesday, September 21 at Portland Timbers 7:30 p.m. TBDSaturday, September 24 at Colorado Rapids 6:00 p.m. TBD-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, October 1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30 p.m. CSNCASaturday, October 15 at Seattle Sounders FC 7:30 p.m. FSCSaturday, October 22 FC DALLAS7:30 p.m. CSNCA----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------All times Pacific. All times and dates are subject to change. Home games in all CAPSCSNCA = Comcast SportsNet California; CSNBA = Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; CSN = Comcast SportsNet Plus; FSC = FOX Soccer; TELE = Telefutura; GALA = Galavision