Orlando City SC took another step forward today, announcing that it has a broadcast partner to air all of its 2015 Major League Soccer matches on radio. Lions Founder and President Phil Rawlins went on 104.1's "The Philips Phile" today and told host Jim Philips that the club had reached a deal with Real Radio.
"All of our games in 2015, our inaugural MLS season, will be carried live on 104.1," Rawlins said.
When coupled with the Dec. 17 announcement of Orlando City's official television partner, FOX 35/My 65, it means that every MLS match will be aired on both television and radio, providing availability to fans throughout the Central Florida market. This is great news for fans who can't afford to attend games in person or live in outlying areas.
Couple with today's MLS schedule release, it was announced that the Lions join New York Red Bulls as the MLS clubs with the most nationally televised games -- 16 each. Five Lions matches will air on ESPN2, with six more on FOX Sports 1, four on UniMas and one on UDN.
All games not televised by national MLS partners will be broadcast by either FOX 35 or My 65 in the Orlando market.
Rawlins wasn't done dropping knowledge bombs. He also told Philips that the club has 10 international slots, with six of them currently filled, and that two more announcements are coming soon.
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