Chester, Pa. (July 21, 2012) – Philadelphia Union’s inaugural radio game broadcast kicked off on SportsRadio 610 WIP today when the club played Eastern Conference rival New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Hosted by MLS veteran radio and television announcer Tony Limarzi and former Philadelphia KiXX goalkeeper Peter Pappas, the club will broadcast select matches both home and away through the end of the season.
Formerly the radio play-by-play announcer for D.C. United, Limarzi also works with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic hosting “D.C. United Central” and “D.C. United Postgame Live” and is also the play-by-play announcer for the University of Maryland Men’s Soccer team. Additionally he works with the NBA’s Washington Wizards as a studio host for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.
A 13 year veteran goalkeeper for the KiXX, Pappas played in 416 regular season matches and logged 23,606 minutes in goal. He also recorded 5,399 saves and 230 wins, while logging over an additional 2000 minutes and 450 saves in the postseason. The Philadelphia University graduate was named the MISL Goalkeeper of the Year on four occasions (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007) and was an All-League selection eight times.
The game broadcasts follow the Union launching earlier in the year their weekly radio show, also on 610WIP, The 90th Minute. Airing every Monday night at 7p.m., this week's scheduled guest is Jack McInerney.
A full broadcast schedule is listed below, but is subject to change.
|July 21||New York Red Bulls||2:30 p.m.||Red Bull Arena|
|July 29||New England Revolution||7:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Aug 12||Chicago Fire||7:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Aug 19||D.C. United||5:00 p.m.||RFK Stadium|
|Aug 24||Real Salt Lake||7:30 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Aug 29||Columbus Crew||8:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Sep 20||D.C. United||8:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Sep 23||Houston Dynamo||4:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Oct 6||New England Revolution||7:00 p.m.||PPL Park|
|Oct 20||Houston Dynamo||7:30 p.m.||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Oct 27||New York Red Bulls||1:30 p.m.||PPL Park|
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Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union and is comprised of Chairman/Owner Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher Buccini, Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group. The group launched Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park, the brand new $122 million soccer-specific stadium on the Chester Waterfront, on June 27, 2010. PPL Park, the home of Philadelphia Union, holds approximately 18,500 seats and will host various events throughout the year. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.
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