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ROOT SPORTS to Broadcast 20 Houston Dynamo Matches in 2016

The Houston Dynamo are set to begin their second season on ROOT SPORTS Southwest, with 20 games on the regional sports network, the team announced today. The broadcast package will include 14 matches on the ROOT SPORTS primary channel, a significant increase after five of 22 games appeared on ROOT SPORTS’ primary channel in 2015. 

All matches televised on ROOT SPORTS will include 30-minute pregame and postgame shows. The network is also the primary television partner of the Houston Astros and Houston Rockets. The network is available in more than 4.2 million homes and its broadcast region includes all of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and parts of New Mexico.

ROOT SPORTS will broadcast the 2016 season opener on Sunday, March 6 when the Dynamo host the New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium.

“The Dynamo’s increased presence on Root’s primary channel is a positive for our fans,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “We’re excited to be a part of Root’s continued growth in the market."

Play-by-play broadcaster Glenn Davis and analyst Eddie Robinson return for Dynamo television broadcasts in 2016. Matt Pedersen will join the broadcast as sideline reporter.

Davis enters his 11th season with the club after broadcasting the club’s first decade in both roles. The former professional player broadcast the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups for ESPN and was part of NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012. Davis called games for FOX Sports at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada and remains part of the network’s coverage of the NWSL and CONCACAF Champions League. He is also lead broadcaster for University of Texas women’s soccer broadcasts on the Longhorn Network.

Robinson enters his fifth season as analyst after retiring with the Dynamo in 2011. Robinson, an 11-year-veteran of MLS and original Dynamo player, won four MLS cup championships, including two with the Dynamo (2006 and 2007). He is one of only nine players with four or more MLS Cup titles. Robinson was named to the MLS All-Star team in 2006 and the MLS Best XI squad in 2007. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Robinson played four seasons at the University of North Carolina before he was selected with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes. In six seasons in Houston, Robinson made 96 regular-season appearances and added nine playoff games.

Pedersen served as Dynamo radio broadcaster for the last four seasons. He is also the play-by-play broadcaster for Houston Dash telecasts. 

Additional details regarding the remainder of the Dynamo 2016 television schedule will be released at a later date.

Houston Dynamo 2016 Television Schedule

DATE OPPONENT Time (CT) Television

Sunday, March 6

New England Revolution

2:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, March 12

FC Dallas

7:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Saturday, March 19

at New York Red Bulls

6:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Saturday, March 26

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

9:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Sunday, April 10

Seattle Sounders FC

3:00 p.m.

ESPN

Friday, April 15

LA Galaxy

6:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Saturday, April 23

at Columbus Crew SC 

6:30 p.m.

TBD

Saturday, April 30

at Real Salt Lake

8:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, May 7

Sporting Kansas City

7:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Wednesday, May 11

at San Jose Earthquakes

9:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, May 14

Real Salt Lake

7:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, May 21

at Chicago Fire

4:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, May 28

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

5:00 pm.

ROOT Sports Primary

Thursday, June 2

at FC Dallas

8:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, June 18

D.C. United

8:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Sunday, June 26

at Portland Timbers FC

5:00 p.m.

ESPN2

Saturday, July 2

Philadelphia Union

8:00 p.m.

TBD

Friday, July 8

at Orlando City FC

7:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Friday, July 15

at LA Galaxy

10:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Saturday, July 23

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

8:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Sunday, July 31

San Jose Earthquakes

8:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, August 6

at Montreal Impact

6:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Saturday, August 13

Toronto FC

8:00 p.m.

TBD

Friday, August 19

at San Jose Earthquakes

10:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Wednesday, August 24

Seattle Sounders FC

8:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Saturday, August 27

FC Dallas

8:00 p.m.

TBD

Friday, September 9

at Sporting Kansas City

7:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Saturday, September 17

at Real Salt Lake

8:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Alternate

Saturday, September 24

Portland Timbers FC

8:00 p.m.

TBD

Friday, September 30

New York City FC

7:00 p.m.

UniMás (National)

Saturday, October 8

Colorado Rapids

7:30 p.m.

TBD

Wednesday, October 12

at Seattle Sounders FC

9:30 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Sunday, October 16

LA Galaxy

6:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

Sunday, October 23

at Colorado Rapids

3:00 p.m.

ROOT Sports Primary

ROOT SPORTS Southwest Houston channel guide:

AT&T U-verse: 758 (1758 High Definition)
DIRECTV: 674
Xfinity/Comcast: 39 & 639 (710 HD)
Consolidated Communications: 42 (723 HD)
enTouch: 73 (473 HD)
Phonoscope: 35 (293 HD)
BTEL: 31 (131 HD)
Ozona Cable: 26.1 or 19.1

ROOT SPORTS Southwest Alternate channel guide:

AT&T U-verse: 697/1697HD
DIRECTV: 674-1
Xfinity/Comcast: 710HD
Consolidated Communications: 43
enTouch: 82/482HD
Phonoscope: 118/301HD
Coastal Link: 331