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CHICAGO RED STARS TO BROADCAST TWO GAMES REGIONALLY, TWO ON WEB

Posted by iamhannah on April 24, 2009

DEAN LINKE AND DANIELLE SLATON NAMED AS BROADCAST TEAM

Bridgeview, Ill. (April 23, 2009) – The Chicago Red Stars announce the addition of four games to the team’s 2009 broadcasting schedule.  Two Red Stars games will be televised regionally on Comcast SportsNet and two will be webcasted through the team’s website, www.chicagoredstars.com.

The broadcast schedule kicks off this Saturday as Chicago hosts the Boston Breakers for a 7:30 match at TOYOTA PARK.  The game will be available via webcast in the United States.  Comcast SportsNet will televise two of the Red Stars’ meetings with FC Gold Pride this season, Sunday, June 7th at Santa Clara, Calif., and Sunday, July 12th in Bridgeview.  A second webcast will be available for Chicago’s home game against the Washington Freedom July 26th.

Dean Linke, former play-by-play voice of the WUSA’s Carolina Courage, will serve as lead broadcaster for the Red Stars this season.  A graduate of Ohio University, Linke served as a press officer for the U.S. Women’s National Team in the early 1990’s and is a regular in the broadcast booth, calling play-by-play for the NSCAA Men’s and Women’s College Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel as well as soccer for the Big Ten Network.

“I’m thrilled to be able to get back into women’s professional soccer,” said Linke.  “I always felt that the WUSA was an amazing product, featuring the highest level of women’s soccer on the planet, and I have no doubt that this new league and the Red Stars will display the same excitement.  I can’t wait to get started.”

Joining Linke in the booth as an analyst is former U.S. Women’s National Team member Danielle Slaton.  Currently an assistant women’s soccer coach at Northwestern University, Slaton is a five-year veteran of the national team including a member of the 2000 Olympics and 2003 World Cup teams.  A number one overall draft pick in the 2002 WUSA draft, Slaton led the Carolina Courage to a championship and was named the league’s defender of the year.

Courtesy of: Chicago Red Stars

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