FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
NBCSN PRESENTS MATCHUP OF TOP TWO MLS WESTERN CONFERENCE CLUBS REAL SALT LAKE VS. SEATTLE & NEW EPISODE OF MLS INSIDER FRIDAY
This 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.
With a four-match winning streak, Seattle Sounders, No. 2 in the Western Conference, hosts Real Salt Lake as the Sounders 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 CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.
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
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