NBC Sports Group Kicks Off 2014 MLS Regular-Season Coverage This Saturday At 3 P.M. ET On NBCSN

NBCSN_Logo2014 MLS Season Premiere Features 2013 MLS Cup Champion Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders FC

Stamford, Conn. – March 4, 2014 – NBC Sports Group kicks off the 2014 MLS regular-season with 2013 MLS Cup Champion Sporting Kansas City against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 8, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, immediately following Premier League coverage. 2013 MLS Cup MVP Aurelien Collin and Sporting Kansas City look to defend their title in the season opener against the Sounders and Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins, who has scored 103 professional goals in 316 appearances in some of Europe’s top leagues.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong will call the match and will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.

Strong on Seattle Sounders FC v. Sporting Kansas City: “This has the potential to be a watershed year for soccer in America, and the hype surrounding the MLS opener from fans and journalists alike is so much fun to be a part of. We couldn’t start the year a better way: with champions Sporting Kansas City facing off with Seattle and the biggest home crowd in the league. And, with four potential U.S. World Cup starters on the field, it’ll be something else.”

For NBC Sports Group’s 2014 MLS schedule, click here.

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of Sounders v. Sporting will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

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NBCSN To Air Portland-Seattle MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals Thursday At 11 P.M. ET

nbc-mlsTimbers Look to Continue First-Ever Post-Season Run

Stamford, Conn. – November 5, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s MLS Cup Playoffs coverage continues with the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The top-seeded Western Conference Portland Timbers host the three-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champions Seattle Sounders FC at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. The Timbers lead the two-game series after a 2-1 win over the rival Sounders in the first leg of the semifinals. It was the Timbers’ first-ever MLS Cup Playoff game.

The Conference Semifinals are a two-game series with home-and-away games and an aggregate-goal format. The team that scores the most goals in the home-and-away series advances to the Conference Finals.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead soccer play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call Portland-Seattle on Thursday. White will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and analyst Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBCSN’s coverage of Portland v. Seattle coverage will be available via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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ESPN and the MLS Cup Playoffs 2013

mlsTwo-Time Defending Champion LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake Series Begins November 3

The ESPN networks – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN – will combine to air five matches from the MLS Cup Playoffs 2013, beginning Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. ET – and concluding with the MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 7 – with a live presentation of the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinal series between Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy and Nick Rimando and Real Salt Lake on ESPN and WatchESPN.  Play-by-play commentator Adrian Healey, analyst Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Monica Gonzalez will call the match with Alexi Lalas providing studio commentary from site.

ESPN FC, ESPN2’s daily soccer television studio news and information program, will cover the MLS Cup Playoffs including on-site analysis from every ESPN game with Twellman and Lalas.  In addition, former MLS coaches Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner and former players Alejandro Moreno and Kasey Keller will provide analysis throughout the playoffs.  ESPN FC airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at midnight (9 p.m. PT).

The Galaxy are the two-time defending MLS champions, and have the opportunity to make history, as no team has won three straight MLS Cup titles.  Real Salt Lake is making its sixth consecutive playoff appearance, the longest active streak in the league.

Date Time (ET) Match Network(s)
Sun, Nov 3 9 p.m. Western Conference Semifinal Leg 1
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Thu, Nov 7 9 p.m. Western Conference Semifinal Leg 2
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Nov 10 9 p.m. Western Conference Championship Leg 1 ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Nov 24 9 p.m. Western Conference Championship Leg 2 ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sat, Dec 7 4 p.m. MLS Cup ESPN, WatchESPN

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NBC Sports Group To Air Three MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal Matches This Weekend

nbc-mlsNBCSN to Air Doubleheader Saturday Featuring New England Revolution v. Sporting Kansas City at 8 p.m. ET, Followed by  Seattle or Colorado v. Portland at 10 p.m. ET

NBC to Air Eastern Conference Semifinal Game Sunday as the New York Red Bulls Face Houston or Montreal at 3:30 p.m. ET

Stamford, Conn. – October 30, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents three MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal matches this weekend. Conference Semifinals coverage begins Saturday on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET as the New England Revolution host Sporting Kansas City in the first game of a two-game series, followed by the Portland Timbers traveling to face the winner of the Western Conference Knockout Round (Seattle Sounders FC or Colorado Rapids) at 10 p.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBC Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET when the New York Red Bulls take on the winner of the Eastern Conference Knockout Round (Houston Dynamo or Montreal Impact).

The Conference Semifinals are a two-game series with home-and-away games and an aggregate-goal format. The team that scores the most goals in the home-and-away series advances to the Conference Finals.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead soccer play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call NBCSN’s second match on Saturday and NBC’s match on Sunday. White will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and analyst Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.

For the New England Revolution-Sporting Kansas City match, NBCSN will simulcast the local feed from ComcastSportsNet New England, an NBC Sports Regional Network. The Revolution-Sporting KC game is subject to local blackouts.

NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MLS CUP PLAYOFF COVERAGE THIS WEEK:

Date Time (ET) Home v. Away Network
Wed., Oct. 30 10:30 p.m. Seattle v. Colorado NBCSN
Thurs., Oct. 31 8:30 p.m. Houston v. Montreal NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 8 p.m. New England v. Kansas City NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 2 10 p.m. Seattle OR Colorado v. Portland NBCSN
Sun., Nov. 3 3:30 p.m. Houston OR Montreal v. New York NBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBCSN’s coverage of Seattle or Colorado v. Portland and NBC’s coverage of Houston or Montreal v. New York. NBCSN coverage will be available via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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SiriusXM to Offer Extensive Coverage of Major League Soccer Playoffs

siriusxmListeners nationwide get live play-by-play on SiriusXM FC, channel 94

NEW YORK – October 24, 2013 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer subscribers nationwide extensive coverage of the 2013 Major League Soccer Playoffs, it was announced today by SiriusXM and Major League Soccer.

Starting with the opening round games on October 30 and 31, and through the MLS Cup title game on December 7, soccer fans will have access to live play-by-play of matches on SiriusXM’s dedicated soccer channel, SiriusXM FC (channel 94).  For the schedule of the MLS Playoff games airing on SiriusXM visit www.siriusxm.com/fc after the regular season concludes.

In addition to live play-by-play, SiriusXM FC will air MLSsoccer.com’s Extra Time Radio show, covering the world of Major League Soccer and featuring guests from around the soccer scene with hosts Greg Lalas and Nick Firchau.

SiriusXM FC offers listeners a mix of soccer talk and play-by-play 365 days a year.  In addition to Major League Soccer matches, the channel also carries play-by-play from the Barclays Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup and the UEFA Europa League.   Listeners also get a daily lineup of soccer talk shows hosted by an expert cast of former players, coaches, executives and journalists from the U.S. and Europe.

For more info on SiriusXM FC visit www.siriusxm.com/FC. Follow the channel on Twitter @SiriusXMFC.

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NBCSN Presents Matchup Of Top Two MLS Western Conference Clubs Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle & New Episode Of MLS Insider Friday

nbc-mlsThis Weekend’s MLS Coverage Begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET with MLS Insider Featuring Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso

Coverage Continues at 10 p.m. ET with Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

Stamford, Conn. – September 12, 2013 – NBCSN presents Major League Soccer coverage this Friday, Sept. 13, with a new episode of MLS Insider at 7:30 p.m. ET and a Western Conference match between two playoff bound teams Real Salt Lake (14-8-6, 48 pts.) and the Seattle Sounders FC (14-8-4, 46 pts.) at 10 p.m. ET.

Seattle Sounders, No. 2 in the Western Conference, travel to Utah with a four-match winning streak as they look for a victory to overtake Real Salt Lake in the standings. Real Salt Lake looks to sweep the season series with a third win against the Sounders, who have only one loss in their last eight games.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s MLS lead play-by-play announcer John Strong alongside analyst Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler will call Real Salt Lake-Seattle on Friday from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

MLS INSIDER: This week’s episode of MLS Insider features Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and his bold move to the United States from Cuba as well as an in-depth look at Real Salt Lake’s quest for the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League title.

Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, MLS Insider includes in-depth features, rich storytelling and behind-the scenes access.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of Real Salt Lake-Seattle via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBCSN Presents Six Hours Of MLS Coverage This Weekend

nbc-mlsNew Episode of MLS Insider Includes Emotional Story of New England Revolution Goalkeeper Matt Reis on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake on Friday at 10 p.m. ET

New Episode of MLS 36 Featuring Red Bulls Midfielder Dax McCarty on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET

New York Red Bulls Face Rival D.C. United on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 28, 2013 – NBCSN presents six hours of MLS coverage, beginning on Friday evening with a new episode of MLS Insider. This Friday’s show features the emotional story of New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis and his family’s experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will be followed by the Western Conference match between two playoff-bound clubs, Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake, at 10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with a new MLS 36 featuring New York Red Bulls’ midfielder Dax McCarty and the New York Red Bulls hosting rivals D.C. United at 8 p.m. ET.

NBCSN’s MLS Coverage This Weekend:

Fri., Aug. 30 7:30 p.m. MLS Insider
10 p.m. Portland-Real Salt Lake
Sat., Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. MLS 36: Dax McCarty
8 p.m. D.C.-New York

COMMENTATORS: Play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera alongside analyst Brian Dunseth, and ‘Between-the-Benches’  reporter Sebastian Salazar will call the Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake match on Friday from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong will be joined by analyst Robbie Mustoe and host Russ Thaler for D.C. United-New York Red Bulls on Saturday from Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison, N.J.

John Strong on D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls: “When two big rivals like this meet, it’s really all you need to say. In addition, as tight as both conferences are, we’re getting to a stage in the MLS season where every game is huge. New York has the stars to be one of the MLS Cup favorites, but they have to prove it against a DC team whose youth movement has changed the mentality for [D.C. United coach] Ben Olson’s side. It should be a great game.”

MLS INSIDER: This week’s episode of MLS Insider highlights New England Revolution goalkeeper and four-time MLS All-Star Matt Reis and his heroic actions at the 2013 Boston Marathon that saved the life of John Odom, his father-in-law.

In addition, the 60-minute episode takes a closer look at San Jose Earthquakes players Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon, commonly known as “The Bash Brothers” for their controversial, physical play. Plus, 30 Rock star, comedian and “World Champion” Judah Friedlander hosts the segment “MLS Storytime Theatre” and the best and worst moments of the MLS season so far.

Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, MLS Insider includes in-depth features, rich storytelling and behind-the scenes access.

MLS 36: Red Bulls’ midfielder and former U.S. Men’s National Team player Dax McCarty will be featured in the latest episode of MLS 36, airing Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s original, behind-the-scenes 36 Series gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of world-class athletes. For each episode, cameras will follow a soccer player for 36 hours, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their on- and off-field activities. MLS 36 is produced by 441 Productions.

The all-access 36 series also includes NHL 36, Fight Night 36, F1 36, and IndyCar 36.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of Portland-Real Salt Lake and D.C. United-New York via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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New Episode Of “MLS Insider” Debuts On Friday At 7:30 P.M. ET On NBCSN

nbc-mlsChicago Fire Hosts Sporting Kansas City Live Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 21, 2013 – NBCSN premieres a new episode of MLS Insider this Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by Chicago Fire hosting Sporting Kansas City at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The 8th episode of MLS Insider includes a look back at the 2010 friendly match in which the then-Kansas City Wizards defeated the Premier League’s Manchester United, 2-1; a profile of Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri; and a look at the impact of MLS players on the U.S. Men’s National Team. Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, MLS Insider includes in-depth features, rich storytelling and behind-the scenes access..

Live coverage of Chicago Fire (9-10-4, 31 points) vs. Sporting Kansas City (11-8-6, 39 points) kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the third and final match between the two squads this season. Sporting Kansas City currently sits at first place in the Eastern Conference, while Chicago looks to move into playoff contention with a win.

NBC Sports Group’s MLS team of play-by-play announcer John Strong, analyst Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler will call the action from Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of Chicago-Kansas City via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC Sports Group To Present MLS Breakaway This Saturday At 9 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network

nbc-mlsMLS Breakaway Features Live Look-Ins to Five Games

Kansas City vs. New York on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET

New MLS 36 Featuring Diego Fagundez at 6 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 1, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents the second edition of MLS Breakaway this Saturday, August 3, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Saturday’s live soccer coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with the Sporting Kansas City-New York Red Bulls match, followed by the unique NBC Sports Group presentation MLS Breakaway (9-10:30 p.m. ET), a special 90-minute “whip-around” show featuring multiple live look-ins to regional broadcasts of five games being played at that time.

In addition, NBC Sports Network will air a new MLS 36 at 6 p.m. ET featuring 18-year old New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez, the Revolution’s first-ever homegrown player.

COMMENTATORS: Announcer Steve Cangialosi will handle play-by-play for Kansas City-New York alongside analyst Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler from Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play voice John Strong and analysts Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will host MLS Breakaway coverage from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.

Full schedule of NBC Sports Network’s soccer coverage on Sat., August 3 (all times ET):

Game Home Away Start Time
MLS 36: Diego Fagundez 6 p.m.
Game 1 Sporting Kansas City New York Red Bulls 6:30 p.m.
Game 2* D.C. United Montreal Impact 7:30 p.m.
Game 3* Philadelphia Union Chicago Fire 8 p.m.
Game 4* Colorado Rapids Real Salt Lake 8:30 p.m.
Game 5* Houston Dynamo Columbus Crew 9 p.m.
Game 6* San Jose Earthquakes Chivas USA 10 p.m.

*MLS Breakaway

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream NBC Sports Network’s coverage of Kansas City-New York and MLS Breakaway. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBC Sports Network and CNBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere.” “TV Everywhere” is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:  http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/06/06/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

About MLS 36: NBC Sports Group’s original, behind-the-scenes 36 Series gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of world-class athletes. For each episode, cameras will follow a soccer player for 36 hours, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their on- and off-field activities. MLS 36 is produced by 441 Productions.

The all-access 36 series also includes NHL 36, Fight Night 36, F1 36, and IndyCar 36.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and, beginning in August 2013, the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, will be the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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John Strong Makes NBC Sports Network Debut As Lead MLS Play-By-Play Voice This Saturday

nbc-sports-networkRobbie Earle Debuts as MLS Analyst alongside Strong

U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team vs. Guatemala Friday on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 2, 2013 – John Strong makes his NBC Sports Network debut as lead MLS play-by-play voice this Saturday calling the Seattle Sounders versus the Vancouver Whitecaps match alongside MLS and Premier League analyst Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler. In addition, NBC Sports Network will air the U.S. Men’s National Team match versus Guatemala as the U.S. team prepares for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

NBC Sports Network’s soccer coverage this weekend (all times ET):

Date Time Coverage
Fri., July 5 11 p.m. U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Guatemala
Sat., July 6 11 p.m. Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Groups’ lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call the U.S. vs. Guatemala action and will be joined by analyst Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Strong, Earle and Thaler will call Vancouver-Seattle from BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Strong, formerly the lead voice for MLS’ Portland Timbers makes his debut as NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer. Earle, a former Jamaican Men’s National Team member and professional soccer player in the U.K., serves as both MLS game analyst and Premier League studio analyst.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s soccer announcers, click here.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBC Sports Network’s live coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team match and MLS coverage including Vancouver-Seattle. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. In addition, off-broadcast coverage of AMA Motocross will be live streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Coverage airing on NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:  http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/06/06/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and, beginning in August 2013, the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, will be the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

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