TeleFutura Announces Exclusive Schedule of Major League Soccer (MLS) Matches For 2008...

TeleFutura Announces Exclusive Schedule of Major League Soccer (MLS) Matches For 2008 Season

First Match Features Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas on March 30


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC
PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–February 7, 2008–The TeleFutura Network today unveiled
its schedule of 25 exclusive nationally-televised Major League Soccer (MLS)
matches for the 2008 season, which kicks off on Sunday, March 30.  In addition,
TeleFutura will also broadcast the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup Final. All
MLS matches (except the All-Star Game and Cup Final) will be broadcast live
on TeleFutura at 3 pm ET (12 pm PT) on Sundays.

“We are looking forward
to another great season of Major League Soccer in 2008 and believe that this
schedule showcases the best Hispanic talent MLS has to offer,” said David
Downs, president of sports, Univision Communications. “It is a key part
of our ongoing commitment to providing the U.S. Hispanic community with comprehensive
coverage and analysis of the most exciting games, matches and tournaments in
the world.”

TeleFutura’s coverage
of MLS’ 13th season kicks off on Sunday, March 30th with last year’s
MLS Western Conference champions Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas, a team bolstered
by veteran Mexican defender Duilio Davino and Colombian midfield sensation Juan
Toja.

TeleFutura’s 2008 MLS
season coverage will feature expert commentary and analysis by returning sportscasters
Jorge Perez-Navarro and Diego Balado, assisted by feature sports reporter Ivan
Kasanzew.

Representing teams from
the top U.S. Hispanic markets, the matches feature soccer superstars Cuauhtemoc
Blanco, Juan Pablo Angel, Claudio Suarez, Marcelo Gallardo, and David Beckham,
among many others. In addition, some of the regularly featured teams include
FC Dallas, Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bull, Colorado Rapids, San
Jose Earthquakes, Chivas USA, DC United and Houston Dynamo.

TeleFutura’s 2008 MLS
Broadcast Schedule:

No.  Day  
Date     KO Time     Network     
Home Team      Away Team

1   
Sun   Mar 30   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura  
FC Dallas      Chivas USA
2   
Sun   Apr 6    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Houston
       FC Dallas
3   
Sun   Apr 13   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura  
LA Galaxy      Toronto
4   
Sun   Apr 20   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Chicago
Fire   Kansas City
5   
Sun   Apr 27   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   NY
Red Bull    San Jose
6   
Sun   May 4    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Colorado
      DC United
7   
Sun   May 11   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Chivas
USA     New England
8   
Sun   May 18   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   FC
Dallas      LA Galaxy
9   
Sun   May 25   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   NY
Red Bull    Chicago Fire
10   Sun 
 Jun 1    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Colorado
      FC Dallas
11   Sun   Jun
8    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   New England
   FC Dallas
12   Sun   Jun
15   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   FC Dallas      Chicago
Fire
13   Sun   Jun
22   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   DC United      San
Jose
14   Thu   Jul
24   7:05pm ET   TeleFutura   All-Star Game in
Toronto
                                                           
(vs. TBD)
15   Sun   Jul
27   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   San Jose       NY
Red Bull
16   Sun   Aug
3    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   San Jose       LA
Galaxy
17   Sun   Aug
24   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   NY Red Bull    Houston
18   Sun   Sep
7    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Houston        Kansas
City
19   Sun   Sep
14   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Colorado       Chicago
Fire
20   Sun   Sep
21   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Chicago Fire   FC
Dallas
21   Sun   Sep
28   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   FC Dallas      DC
United
22   Sun   Oct
5    3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Kansas City
   Chicago Fire
23   Sun   Oct
12   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Chicago Fire   Columbus
24   Sun   Oct
19   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   Chivas USA     Colorado
25   Sun   Oct
26   3:05pm ET   TeleFutura   LA Galaxy      FC
Dallas
26   Sun 
 Nov 2    TBD         TeleFutura  
Semifinal Playoff Game – TBD
27   Sun 
 Nov 23   3:30pm ET   TeleFutura   MLS Cup
Final – TBD

Univision Communications
Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. 
Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language
broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households;
TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television
network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households;
Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network;
Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in
major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language
radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25
U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group,
which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based
Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies;
and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the
U.S. located at http://www.univision.com.  Univision Communications also
has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s
pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision
Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision
Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and
radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please
visit http://www.univision.net.

TeleFutura Announces Exclusive Schedule of Major League Soccer (MLS) Matches For 2008 Season