NEW YORK – June 13, 2012 – NBC Sports Network’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues this weekend with an Eastern Conference game as the #5 Chicago Fire host the #2 New York Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.
COMMENTATORS: The NBC Sports Group’s lead soccer commentary team of Arlo White (@arlowhite, play-by-play), and Kyle Martino (@kylemartino, “Between the Benches” analyst) will call the game in Chicago. Russ Thaler (@RussThaler) will host the pre-game, halftime and post-game segments live from Toyota Park in Chicago, Ill.
MARTINO ON THE MATCH: “Chicago has lost four of their last five games after dropping all three points last game on the road against New England. They will have to become the team that ‘is hard to play against,’ as the players said after the Revs defeat, if they want to avoid falling to a very talented New York Red Bulls.”
UPCOMING MLS GAMES ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK: (All Times ET, Home Team Listed First)
Sun., June 24, New York vs. D.C, 7 p.m.
Fri., June 29, Kansas City vs. Chicago, 8 p.m.
Sat., July 7, Seattle vs. Colorado, 11 p.m.
For the full NBC Sports Group 2012 MLS Schedule visit www.NBCSports.com.
ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com: Steve Davis (@SteveDavis90), a respected soccer journalist for more than two decades, is the featured writer for ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com. Davis, who has covered Major League Soccer, since its inception in 1996 contributes regular posts and will provide video reports to NBCSports.com, and is expected to be an occasional guest on NBC SportsTalk, the daily hour-long news and information show the new NBC Sports Network.
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Last August, Major League Soccer (MLS) and the NBC Sports Group announced a three-year media rights agreement that calls for 46 MLS games and four U.S. National Team contests to be televised live across both NBC and NBC Sports Network each season. This agreement was the first rights deal for the new NBC Sports Network. All telecasts on NBC and NBC Sports Network will consist of pre-game and post-game coverage.
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