WEPN-AM/NY, NYCFC Add Spanish-Language Game Coverage
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, April 12, 2019|
New York City Football Club and WEPN-AM (1050 ESPN Deportes Radio)/New York have announced that all remaining 2019 Regular Season NYCFC games and all post-season play will air in Spanish on the ESPN App in conjunction with ESPN Deportes Radio 1050AM, beginning Saturday, April 13. All matches will stream live on the ESPN app, along with the iHeartRadio and Tune-in apps. Select games will air locally on ESPN Deportes Radio 1050AM.
Returning to the booth, commentators Roberto Abramowitz and Ariel Judas will give their commentary throughout the season with inside access from NYCFC training sessions. Abramowitz will serve as the play-by-play commentator while Judas will provide color analysis.
NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said, "We are excited to have our 2019 matches broadcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes platforms. We want to give our fans many different ways to follow our Club and this is a terrific alliance that will make our games even more accessible. The Hispanic community in New York is extremely passionate about soccer and is an integral part of our fanbase, so it continues to be a priority for us to provide Spanish-language presentations. ESPN is a leader in the sports media landscape and we're looking forward to working together throughout the season."
"We are proud to be associated with a tremendous brand like NYCFC on 1050 ESPN Deportes," said ESPN Radio Group senior vice president Tim McCarthy. "We believe that giving our listeners a choice on quality play by play football has tremendous value and this agreement with NYCFC does just that."