FC Dallas announced today its complete 2012 broadcast schedule, including 21 games airing on FOX channels, six on TXA21 and seven on national TV, including NBC Sports Network, ESPN and ESPN2. Four of the FOX games will also simultaneously air nationally on Galavision.
Play-by-play duties will be split between Mark Followill and Jonathan Yardley, while a team of color analysts will share duties, including Brian Dunseth, Dante Washington, Ian Joy and Steve Jolley. Each of the color analysts will make appearances on FC Dallas broadcasts throughout the season.
FC Dallas elected to field the team of broadcasters following the untimely death of long-time FC Dallas player and broadcaster Bobby Rhine last summer. Broadcasters around the league who loved and respected Rhine served as guest broadcasters following his death to finish the 2011 season.
“It’s impossible to replace Bobby Rhine,” said FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn. “Rather than make one person try to fill his shoes, we put together a team of people Bobby knew and respected. His spirit, his love of the game, should live on in FC Dallas broadcasts. We think this team will do exactly that.”
FC Dallas hosts the New York Red Bulls on NBC Sports Network at 2 p.m., CT, Sunday, March 11, during MLS First Kick presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
FC Dallas – 2012 TV Schedule