Following months of uncertainty after the shuttering of Comcast Sports Network, the Houston Dynamo have officially announced Root Sports as the team's local broadcast partner ahead of the 2015 season. The deal, which is set to last for one year, will carry the 22 Dynamo matches not covered by the league's national television schedule. According to Eddie Robinson, he and Glenn Davis will return for commentary duties on Root Sports. Each game will also include a pre- and post-game show.
Since 2013, the team had been a part of Comcast SportsNet Houston, a joint venture between the cable company, Houston Rockets, and Houston Astros. Following multiple seasons of unsatisfactory distribution and poor ratings, the network folded in November of 2014, leaving the Dynamo without a home heading into the offseason. As part of the bankruptcy, on-air talent like Sebastian Salazar (along with 95 other employees) were let go and have moved on to other opportunities nationwide.
The DirecTV-owned Root Sports Southwest has since taken CSN's place and can be found at the following providers and channels:
AT&T U-Verse: 758 (HD - 1758)
XFinity: 39, 639 (HD - 710)
Consolidated Communications: 42 (HD-723)
enTouch: 73 (HD - 473)
Phonoscope: 35 (HD - 293)
BTEL: 31 (HD - 131)
Ozona: 26.1, 19.1
The first Dynamo broadcast of the Root Sports network will be the home opener on the weekend, March 7th when Houston hosts Columbus Crew SC. A full list of the Root schedule can be found here.