June 16, 2010

The professional women’s soccer league in the United States Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) composing seven teams began play on March 29, 2009.

The Comcast Sports Networks have acquired WPS coverage in the home market for all seven of the league’s teams. The WPS teams are:

* Atlanta Beat
* Boston Breakers
* Chicago Red Stars
* FC Gold Pride
* Philadelphia Independence
* Sky Blue FC and
* Washington Freedom

Comcasts coverage of the teams and networks are:

* CSS (Atlanta Beat)
* Comcast SportsNet New England (Boston Breakers)
* Comcast SportsNet Chicago (Chicago Red Stars)
* Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (FC Gold Pride)
* Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia/The Comcast Network (Philadelphia Independence and Sky Blue FC)
* Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Washington Freedom)

Comcast Sports Group Senior Vice President of Sports Content Mike Sheehey, said “We are continuing and expanding our relationship with Women’s Professional Soccer, now in its second season, because these games provide exciting content to our audiences throughout the summer, particularly for young women.”

Rob Penner, Director of Communications & Broadcast Relations, WPS, said “This regional coverage across the Comcast Sports Group networks provides fantastic exposure to all sports fans of the world class product that is Women’s Professional Soccer.”

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