MSG Networks and the Red Bulls Friday unveiled the telecast schedule for the Major League Soccer season. MSG Networks will televise up to 21 of the Red Bulls’ 34 regular-season matches.

MSG Networks, which has been the regional television home of the Red Bulls (previously the MetroStars) since 1996, will telecast pregame and post-game coverage for all home games the network televises, and pregame shows for all away games it shows.

Broadcaster Steve Cangialosi returns for his 12th season as the team’s play-by-play announcer, alongside former Cosmos and Arrows goalkeeper Shep Messing, in his 19th season as game analyst. Michelle Gingras returns for her second season as host and sideline reporter.

MSG Networks will televise the Red Bulls’ season opener Saturday, March 2 vs. Columbus Crew SC from MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The team will look to build upon the success of the 2018 season, in which they won their third Supporters’ Shield and advanced to the Eastern Conference final.

MSG Networks’ full Red Bulls telecast schedule this season can be seen by clicking the link here, which includes six of the team’s first eight games of the year. Red Bulls games on MSG Networks will also be available for viewing on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.

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