via press release:
mun2 KICKS OFF THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE WITH ARSENAL VS ASTON VILLA AND MANCHESTER UNITED VS SWANSEA CITY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Two Powerhouse Teams Take the Pitch: Arsenal faces Aston Villa at 9:55A.M. EST/8:55A.M. CST, Manchester United Begins Its Title Defense On The Road Against Swansea City at 12:25p.m.EST/11:25a.m. CST
(Spanish Language Release Below)
LOS ANGELES – August 13, 2013 - mun2, the leading Hispanic cable network for Hispanic millennial adults, and Deportes Telemundo, the award winning Hispanic sports coverage leader, present “Futbol Estelar: Barclays Premier League” live on Saturday, August 17 with two back-to-back games. The league kicks off at 9:55am EST/8:55a.m. CST when Arsenal makes its season debut against the always dangerous Aston Villa. The twin bill continues at 12:25pm EST/11:25am CST when Manchester United takes on Swansea City, the first test for Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s team as they prepare to defend their most recent title. Deportes Telemundo’s renowned and award-winning broadcaster Andrés Cantor will be in charge of the play-by-play alongside Sammy Sadovnik, who will provide his analysis and commentary during the opening day of one of the best soccer leagues in the planet. To find mun2 on your cable provider go to www.mun2.tv/getmun2.
Arsenal starts this new campaign with championship aspirations after finishing fourth in the league last season. Arsenal was the third highest scoring team with 72 goals and the second best defense, allowing just 37 goals and earning them a spot for the UEFA Champions League as a result. The Gunners face off against Aston Villa, which feature American goalkeeper Brad Guzan and is one of the most storied squads in English soccer with seven titles in its history
Manchester United kicks off its defense of the Barclays Premier League throne against Swansea City. The Red Devils won it all with plenty to spare last season with an 11-point advantage over second place Manchester City. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, one of their most prominent players, looks to build on last year’s sensational campaign, during which he scored 10 goals for the “Red Devils.”
Swansea City was last season’s Cinderella story as it obtained a spot in the Europa League, European soccer’s second most important competition. Swansea has reason to believe it can pull off the upset, since they tied 1-1 the last time that they met at Liberty Stadium.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media’s sports division, is one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States. The “U.S. Home of the Olympics in Spanish,” Deportes Telemundo also offers World Cup Qualifying matches played by the Mexican National Team; all Liga MX matches played at home by Club León; the leading boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, “Boxeo Telemundo,” and the U.S. broadcast and online rights in Spanish language to the biggest soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup®, across all platforms (except radio), 2015 through 2022.
In addition to its biggest sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces two leading sports entertainment shows, “Titulares y Más” and “Titulares Telemundo,” offering the latest sports news and analysis combined with entertainment and lifestyle segments. Deportes Telemundo’s award-winning broadcast team is led by internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor and also includes Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, René Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.