Legendary Broadcaster Dave Johnson Headlines Commentary Team; Fans Have Option to Select Local Radio Audio Feed for all Home Matches in MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2023) – D.C. United have today announced that the club and iHeartMedia Washington D.C. have extended their partnership to continue to deliver a local radio broadcast for all Major League Soccer regular season matches available live on 1190 iHeart Sports DC, 104.7 FM, 101.1 HD2 and the iHeartRadio App.
“We’re thrilled to deliver a local radio broadcast to our fanbase for another season through our partnership with iHeartMedia,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations for D.C. United. “It was extremely important to our club to provide a local avenue for our fanbase to consume our matches and to do so with Dave leading the charge is special.”
Legendary broadcaster Dave Johnson, who has called games for D.C. United since the club’s inception in 1996, will lead the production as the play-by-play commentator. Bruce Murray, former United States National Team player (1985-1993, 85 caps and 21 goals) and DMV native, will accompany Johnson to begin the season.
“We are thrilled to be back for another season of D.C. United soccer, bringing it to 1190 iHeart Sports DC, 104.7 FM, 101.1 HD2 and everywhere on the iHeartRadio app this season,” said Aaron Hyland, Region President for iHeartMedia Washington D.C. “We are looking forward to delivering the live action and excitement of D.C. United to fans in the DMV and beyond utilizing iHeartMedia's unmatched reach in Broadcast, Podcast and Streaming Audio.”
Every D.C. United and MLS match will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. In addition to English and Spanish commentary for every contest, MLS Season Pass will also provide the home team’s radio call as an audio option for the 2023 season, giving Black-and-Red supporters the ability to listen to the iHeartRadio local call directly in the Apple TV app.
To view the D.C. United 2023 Major League Soccer schedule and for information regarding ticketing please visit: www.dcunited.com.
About D.C. United
One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.
D.C. United have called the District home for the past 27 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field is also home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.
The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).
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