Friday, October 24, 2008

Game Now on Comcast



HDNet Grants Permission for Utah Cable Provider to Simulcast Feed of Saturday’s Historic Game;
RSL Win or Tie at Colorado Would Earn First-Ever MLS Cup Playoff Berth;
RSL @ Rapids Kicks Off at 7:30 p.m. MT – Comcast of Utah Channel 664

SALT LAKE CITY (Friday, October 24, 2008) – Real Salt Lake President Bill Manning today announced that Comcast of Utah will simulcast tomorrow’s critical “do-or-tie” Real Salt Lake game on digital cable channel 664 at 7:30 p.m. MT. In an unprecedented move, Comcast has been granted permission from Major League Soccer and its national television partner, HDNet, to carry the high-definition feed in the Utah DMA, featuring Glenn Davis and Marcelo Balboa on the call (a down-converted standard-definition feed of the game will also be available in a “letterbox” format –thereby preserving the original 16:9 ratio – for non-HD viewers on the same channel).

“Full credit to HDNet and Major League Soccer for working with Comcast to make this happen,” said Manning, now completing his first 180 days as RSL president. “The collective belief by all involved parties to make this historic game, heavy with postseason implications, available to the widest number of viewers in our community was the impetus in getting this done.”

Saturday’s MLS regular season finale between Real Salt Lake (10-10-9, 39 pts.) and the Colorado Rapids (11-14-4, 37 pts.) will decide the postseason fate of both teams, one of which will lock down the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Should RSL win or tie Saturday, Head Coach Jason Kreis’ team would clinch the organization’s first-ever MLS Cup Playoff berth, and would host expansion brethren CD Chivas USA on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 4:00 p.m. MT at its new Rio Tinto Stadium home in Game #1 of the Western Conference semifinals, a home-and-home, aggregate-goal series.

WHAT: Real Salt Lake @ Colorado Rapids
LIVE from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, Colo.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2008

WHERE: Comcast Digital Cable – Channel 664 (Utah only)