SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes and CSN today announced their local broadcast schedule for the 2017 Major League Soccer season. CSN will televise a robust 27 matches this season, including marquee contests against Kaka and Orlando City SC on Wednesday, May 17 (7:30 p.m.; CSNBA) and reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, July 23 (7:00 p.m.; CSNCA).
“Our fans really enjoy watching Quakes matches with CSN’s exceptional broadcast team,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “The Earthquakes are excited to continue our strong partnership into the new season.”
“CSN is proud to be the exclusive home of the Earthquakes and MLS in Northern California,” said David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy, CSN Bay Area and CSN California. “With the best home venue in the league and rising young talent on the field, we’re poised for a thrilling 2017 season of Quakes soccer."
Anthony Passarelli and Chris Dangerfield return to the booth for the fourth consecutive season and are joined by second-year sideline reporter Danielle Slaton.
Passarelli is a four-time NorCal AFTRA award-winning sports anchor and reporter. He has provided color commentary and radio play-by-play for San Jose State men’s basketball and Santa Clara University men’s soccer, and is currently the play-by-play voice of Santa Clara men’s basketball.
Dangerfield was the color analyst on television for San Jose from 1996-99. The native of England enjoyed a great career for the Earthquakes in both the North American Soccer League and Western Soccer Alliance. In the NASL, he was a key midfielder from 1982-84, scoring 14 goals and notching 14 assists for the Quakes in that span. He helped the 1983 Quakes to an undefeated season at home and a semifinal finish in the playoffs. He also played for the Portland Timbers, Los Angeles Aztecs and Team Hawaii, among others.
Slaton remains on San Jose’s sidelines for the second consecutive season. In addition to her work with CSN, she provided commentary for the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC. She has also worked with the Big Ten Network and FOX Sports, where she served as a match analyst during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Slaton played for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-2005, earning a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games and a bronze in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She also played professionally for Olympique Lyonnias in France, after spending her college years at Santa Clara University, where she captained her team to a NCAA championship in 2001. She was three-time All-American and was named the 2001 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year.
For a full broadcast schedule of the Earthquakes’ 2017 MLS season, please click here.
CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @CSNAuthentic; Instagram: CSNAuthentic; Snapchat: CSNAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/csnbayarea.