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San Jose Earthquakes and CSN Unveil 2016 Local Broadcast Schedule

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes and CSN announced their local broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. Anthony Passarelli and Chris Dangerfield return to the booth for the third consecutive season and are joined by first-year sideline reporter Danielle Slaton.

“CSN has been a great partner for us,” said Earthquakes President Dave Kaval. “We are excited to ensure Quakes fans can watch their team all season long with CSN’s excellent broadcast team.”

Passarelli, a four-time NorCal AFTRA award-winning sports anchor and reporter, began his broadcasting career as a news/sports reporter at KPAY in Chico, Calif. He was the radio play-by-play announcer for the independent Western Baseball League’s Salinas Peppers, and then the sports director for KFBK radio in Sacramento. In 1998, Passarelli joined KCBS radio in San Francisco. He has also provided color commentary and radio play-by-play for San Jose State men’s basketball and Santa Clara University men’s soccer, and is the play-by-play voice of Santa Clara men’s basketball. Passarelli is a Bay Area native, having grown up in San Jose and attended Bellarmine College Prep. He resides in San Jose with his family.

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 comes to San Jose’s sidelines after stints 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 competed in the Women’s United Soccer Association, where she won a championship with the Carolina Courage and was the named the Defender of the Year in 2002. 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. She has also served as an assistant coach for Northwestern’s women’s soccer team, is currently an advisor to U.S. Soccer's Athlete Council and is a member of the U.S. Soccer envoy program.

The Quakes’ telecast schedule begins with the first game of the year on Sunday, March 6 vs. the Colorado Rapids at 12:00 p.m. PT on CSN California. Other marquee matchups broadcast live on CSN are the showdown against the LA Galaxy on Saturday, March 19 (7:30 p.m.; CSNCA) and the star-studded contest against Eastern Conference power Toronto FC on Saturday, July 16 (7:30 p.m.; CSNCA). In total, the Earthquakes appear on CSN California 17 times, with four games on CSN Bay Area and three on CSN Plus. San Jose also has 10 national broadcasts, with two games on Fox Sports 1, one on ESPN and seven on UniMas.

“The San Jose Earthquakes are poised for another exciting and successful year, and CSN is committed to providing Northern California’s most comprehensive multiplatform coverage of their 2016 season,” said Ted Griggs, President & General Manager, CSN Bay Area and CSN California.  “We are pleased to provide Quakes fans a robust telecast schedule along with season-long news and analysis on SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live and online at CSNBayArea.com.”

About CSN
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 sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.  

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