Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion side New York City Football Club and WFAN have announced a multi-year broadcast deal that will give the sports radio station the broadcast rights to all of the club’s matches, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.
The CBS-owned radio station will WFAN 660 AM/ 101.9 FM will be the first to air English coverage of MLS matches in New York City when the deal begins in 2015.
Ferran Soriano, chief executive of Manchester City Football Club who own part of the franchise, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with a station as prestigious as WFAN.
“This is a huge opportunity for the team to bring football to all New Yorkers, right from the onset of our playing debut.”
CBS radio New York’s senior vice president/market manager Don Bouloukos added, “Soccer is beloved across the world, and with the New York City Football Club coming to New York, it’s the perfect time to further ignite the passion soccer fans have and bring coverage and play-by-play of this new team to the Tri-State area listeners.”
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