D.C. United have today announced partnerships with NBC Sports Washington and TeleXitos, Telemundo’s multicast network, to broadcast live D.C. United matches, respectively, with English- and Spanish-language commentary during the 2021 and 2022 MLS seasons.
NBC Sports Washington and TeleXitos will each televise up to 33 D.C. United matches this season. D.C. United will also continue to stream all of the club’s matches in 2021 at no cost on www.dcunited.com for fans within a certain radius of Audi Field (learn if you are eligible to stream here).
Dave Johnson will remain the English-speaking voice of the club for live-match coverage on NBC Sports Washington and DCUnited.com, and Telemundo 44’s Moises Linares will assume the role of play-by-play announcer for Spanish-language live-match coverage on TeleXitos.
“As we embark on this new, exciting chapter for the club, we felt it was important to provide more access to view our matches. We understand the importance of our broadcast and what it means to our growing sport and our diverse fanbase here in the District,” said Danita Johnson, D.C. United President of Business Operations. “Partnering with NBC Sports Washington and TeleXitos provides us the opportunity to grow our club’s and Major League Soccer’s footprint in both English and Spanish-speaking populations.”
“We are committing to delivering compelling live content to sports fans throughout the region, so we are pleased to form partnerships that will bring D.C. United matches to both NBC Sports Washington and TeleXitos to serve their English- and Spanish-language fans throughout the region,” said Jackie Bradford, president and general manager of NBC4 (WRC-TV), Telemundo 44 (WZDC) and NBC Sports Washington. “We are excited to be part of the passionate D.C. United community and look forward to a great season.”
For information on how to find NBC Sports Washington and NBC Sports Washington Plus, please see here. In the Washington, D.C., region, TeleXitos can be found on over-the-air television (Ch. 44.2) and on Comcast Xfinity (Ch. 281), Cox (Ch. 808) and Verizon Fios (Ch. 493).
D.C. United will open their 2021 MLS Regular Season on April 17 at 8 p.m. ET at Audi Field against New York City FC. The match will be available live on NBC Sports Washington Plus, TeleXitos, and www.dcunited.com.
For more information on D.C. United’s 2021 Major League Soccer schedule please visit: www.dcunited.com/schedule.
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 25 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 will soon be 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).
About NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Washington, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, presents exclusive live-game coverage of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, along with extensive coverage of the NFL’s Washington Football Team. Serving the D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, NBC Sports Washington delivers hundreds of live events per year, along with news, analysis and commentary programming and original content. NBC Sports Washington’s digital portfolio, led by NBCSportsWashington.com and the MyTeams app, is the top source for live and on-demand video, including live-game streaming, audio, written content and other features covering the region’s teams, athletes and sporting events.
TeleXitos is the Telemundo Station Group’s national multicast network that serves as a destination for viewers who want to watch their favorite action and adventure television series and movies from the 1970s to 2000s in Spanish and without subtitles. As the first multicast network of its kind, TeleXitos features popular action and adventure television series, including Law & Order, Miami Vice, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Grimm, and Covert Affairs, as well as blockbuster movies like The Amazing Spiderman, The Legend of Zorro, Jumanji, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. TeleXitos launched on December 1, 2014 on the multicast channels of the Telemundo Station Group stations and is available in 33 markets, including all top 10 U.S. Hispanic television markets across the country. TeleXitos is programmed around the clock, complements existing Telemundo content and offers local Telemundo stations the opportunity to schedule daily blocks of time with local programming that is of interest to their viewers, like news, sports and special events.