D.C. United and Comcast SportsNet have finally agreed upon terms for the local broadcast of D.C. United games this season. And, for the first time in the past few years, Comcast has agreed to air all of D.C. United's games that are not already nationally broadcast, ending the need for streams of away games that United has had to use in each of the past couple of years. In past years, Comcast had traditionally committed to around 16 games up-front, and then would sometimes pick up additional games down the road; this year, they have committed to the 24 games not already broadcast.
The coverage team will again be led by Dave Johnson and Santino Quaranta, and Sebastian Salazar will return as the sideline reporter during games. Salazar will also anchor the pregame and postgame shows, which will be aired "surrounding select games," and will be leading digital media coverage as well as daily United coverage on CSN's regular shows, such as SportsTalk Live and and SportsNet Central.
After having abbreviated coverage that last few years, this is a big step forward for D.C. United. They were the only team, besides Chivas, who did not have all of their games aired locally, so getting in step with the rest of the league here is a great thing.