ORLANDO – March 20, 2015 –La Grande 1030 AM joins Orlando City Soccer Club as an official Spanish-language Radio Partner, providing whistle-to-whistle coverage of the Lions’ 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season throughout Central Florida. Orlando’s next home game is Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
“Our fans’ passion crosses many nationalities and languages in Central Florida, and we are thrilled to partner with La Grande 1030 AM to bring the excitement of Orlando City matches to our supporters in Spanish,” said President and Founder Phil Rawlins. “We are also happy to have two talented veteran broadcasters in the booth with Israel Herredia and Sergio Ruiz to call the exciting action from the field.”
Herredia has called matches during the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamerica campaigns for the Ecuadorian National team. He has also served as soccer correspondent for Colmundo Radio, Radio Caracol and Todelar in Colombia. Ruiz, most recently the sports reporter at Univision Orlando, has also broadcast World Cup qualifying matches in his native Venezuela, as well as their campaigns in four Copa Americas and Copa Libertadores since 2001.
All Orlando City games are scheduled to be broadcast in Spanish by the 50,000 watt AM station. La Grande 1030 AM will also provide simulcast for SAP on Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports.