FC Kansas City Partners with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports

Brad Porter and Jim Schwab to call eight live FC Kansas City women’s soccer games on the network; Metro Sports will also air Sporting Kansas City replays

KANSAS CITY (May 16, 2013) – Time Warner Cable Metro Sports will exclusively televise eight live FC Kansas City women’s soccer games this season, with the next this Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. as FC Kansas City takes on the Boston Breakers. Award-winning Time Warner Cable Metro Sports anchor/reporter Brad Porter and former professional soccer player Jim Schwab will call the games.

“Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is dedicated to providing local sports fans with comprehensive coverage and programming surrounding their favorite teams,” said Metro Sports General Manager Chris Huwe. “FC Kansas City and Sporting Kansas City are major players on the local soccer landscape, so we are proud to be a part of FCKC’s inaugural season.”

“The Kansas City soccer fan base is one of the most passionate in the country,” said FC Kansas City Team President, Brian Budzinski. “We’re excited to work with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports to bring FC Kansas City games and the top women professional soccer players in the world into their homes.”

Porter will serve as Metro Sports’ FC Kansas City play-by-play announcer. He has been with the network since it launched in 1996 and regularly covers the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and Big 12 Basketball Championships, as well as local high school, college, Chiefs, Royals and Wizards games.

Schwab, who will provide color commentary, played professional soccer for 16 years, spending time with the Kansas City Comets, Hershey Impact, Kansas City Attack and Kansas City Brass. The defender also coached men’s and women’s soccer for Johnson County Community College. He led his team to the National Professional Soccer League Championship in 1997 while serving as a player-coach for the Attack.

FC Kansas City games will be available on Kansas City On Demand after debuting live on Time Warner Cable Metro Sports. A full game schedule is below and fans are also encouraged to check local listings, as times are subject to change.

FC Kansas City live telecast schedule Day                       Date                     Time (CT)         Opponent Friday                  4/26/13              7:30 p.m.             Seattle Reign FC Saturday             5/18/13              7:30 p.m.             Boston Breakers Saturday             5/25/13              7:30 p.m.             Sky Blue FC Sunday                 6/23/13              3:00 p.m.             Washington Spirit Sunday                 6/30/13              3:00 p.m.             Portland Thorns FC Sunday                 7/7/13                 3:00 p.m.             Western NY Flash Saturday             7/20/13              7:30 p.m.             Seattle Reign FC Sunday                 8/18/13              3:00 p.m.             Chicago Red Stars

For more information about Time Warner Cable Metro Sports, visit www.kcmetrosports.com, www.twitter.com/kcmetrosports or www.facebook.com/kcmetrosports. Metro Sports can be found on HD channel 1310 on Time Warner Cable Systems.