Sky Blue FC Teams Up with Comcast

Sky Blue FC's Tasha Kai will look to put one past Philadelphia goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc on Saturday (Howard C. Smith, ISI Photos).






Two Sides to Air Home-and-Home Series on Comcast Affiliates

Somerset, N.J. (Thursday, July 22, 2010) – Sky Blue FC and the Philadelphia Independence of Women’s Professional Soccer have partnered with The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet to air a two-game series between the two teams. The first broadcast will occur this Saturday from West Chester University when Philadelphia hosts Sky Blue FC at 7:00 p.m. and a second will air on Sunday, August 22nd, when Sky Blue FC welcomes the Independence to Yurcak Field at 4:00 p.m.

“We are privileged to have the opportunity to broadcast our chosen games with Comcast,” Sky Blue FC General Manager Gerry Marrone stated. “It is vital that we continue to develop the team, and the league, through the important medium of television, and the wide reach of Comcast in our area makes Sky Blue FC games widely accessible to an even greater number of fans.”

Doing the play-by-play for both of the broadcasts will be veteran sports commentator Sean Wheelock and Rutgers University women’s soccer head coach Glenn Crooks.

One additional aspect of the agreement is a 30-minute program on the rivalry between the two teams on It’s Your Call with Lynne Doyle, which will air on both of the game days. The show is also set to be re-aired throughout the summer. On the Sky Blue FC side, captain Christie Rampone and forward Tasha Kai will be featured, while goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc and defender Heather Mitts will represent Philadelphia. For exact air times on the program, check your local Comcast listings.

GAME BROADCAST SCHEDULE:

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Saturday, July 24 – 7:00pm (LIVE)
Sunday, July 25 – 4:00pm (Replay)

The Comcast Network Mid-Atlantic and National Zone
Saturday, July 24 – 7:00pm (LIVE)
Sunday, July 25 – 3:00pm (Replay)

The Comcast Network Philadelphia
Sunday, July 25 – 2:00pm (Replay)
Monday, July 26 – 7:00pm (Replay)

After Sky Blue FC wraps up its match Saturday with the second place Independence, the team returns home to Yurcak Field on Sunday, August 1st, when it hosts the Chicago Red Stars at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for that match are available now by calling 1-888-SBFC-TIX.



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