WRGW Sports - Colonials Radio Central, the George Washington University campus sports radio outlet, will team up with Major League Soccer club D.C. United to provide a live English broadcast of its "College Night" Game against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time in department history that the station will carry an MLS game. Purchase discounted tickets for $20 here.
“D.C. United is excited to provide this unique opportunity to WRGW in connection with our College Night this Saturday against the New York Red Bulls,” said D.C. United Chief Operating Officer Michael Williamson.
WRGW Sports' Assistant Director Jeff Pawling (Sophomore - Marina, CA) will take on the play-by-play role while Assistant Director Mike Martenak (Sophomore - Lacey, NJ) and Max Blackman (Sophomore - Arlington, VA) join him in the booth as analysts. Executive Director Nkwa Asonye (Senior - Baldwin, NY) will roam the sidelines as a reporter and host the broadcast's halftime show.
“We want to thank D.C. United and its staff for making this broadcast opportunity possible,” said Asonye. “In the past we as a station have done games for the Bowie Baysox and worked with the Washington Mystics, so it’s a real privilege to have yet another chance to work with a professional sports franchise.”
The Black-and-Red and New York face off for the second time this season after the bitter MLS rivals battled to a scoreless draw at Red Bull Arena on March 16th. Both squads enter the game within a point of each other in the Eastern Conference standings in the early part of the 2013 campaign. Going into Saturday, United goalkeeper and Annandale, VA native Bill Hamid is currently tied for second in the League with shutouts and is also second in the League in terms of saves.
Coverage will start Saturday night at 6:50 PM from RFK Stadium. Listeners can tune into the broadcast from WRGW's main frequency found on gwradio.com and wrgwsports.com. Those away from a computer can also listen using the TuneIn Radio app by searching for "WRGW" and selecting "District Radio".