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Thursday, October 17th, 2013
TWO MLS GAMES & U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MATCH HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S SOCCER COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Seattle Sounders FC Face FC Dallas on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET in Second Half of Premier League-MLS Doubleheader
U.S. Women’s National Team v. Australia on NBC Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET
MLS Weekend Coverage Begins on NBCSN with New MLS Insider on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET Followed by Sporting Kansas City v. D.C. United at 8 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – October 17, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents a pair of Major League Soccer games and a U.S. Women’s National Team match versus Australia this weekend. MLS coverage on NBC this weekend is highlighted by Seattle Sounders FC facing FC Dallas Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET, following live Premier League coverage (West Ham United v. Manchester City). MLS coverage kicks off on Friday with a new episode of MLS Insider at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by Sporting Kansas City hosting 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champions D.C. United at 8 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Women’s National Team, led by Olympic gold medalists Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan at forward and goalkeeper Hope Solo, face Australia Sunday on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET.
|Friday, Oct. 18||MLS Insider||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sporting Kansas City v. D.C. United||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Oct. 19||FC Dallas v. Seattle Sounders FC||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||U.S. Women’s National Team v. Australia||1:30 p.m.||NBC|
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong will call NBC’s FC Dallas-Seattle Sounders FC match on NBC and will be joined by analyst and former Jamaican national footballer Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Strong, analyst Kate Markgraf and Thaler will host coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team v. Australia on NBC from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday.
Strong on FC Dallas-Seattle Sounders FC: “We’ve all been shocked to see how Seattle has gone from high-flying darlings of the league to a team seemingly without a rudder all in the span of a month. Can the Sounders turn it around in time for the playoffs? Dallas knows they’re out of the post-season hunt, so will they have their heads down, or will they be looking to take some anger out on someone? If anything, this fall in MLS we’ve been learning to expect the unexpected.”
Announcer Steve Cangialosi will handle play-by-play for Friday’s Sporting Kansas City-D.C. United game alongside analyst Brian Dunseth and host Sebastian Salazar from Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
MLS INSIDER: This week’s episode of MLS Insider features FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz’s personal sacrifice to help someone he may never meet, and a unique profile of New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry. In addition, the show examines one of MLS’ oldest and most intense rivalries between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes – the California Clásico.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBC and NBCSN’s MLS and U.S. Women’s National Team coverage. 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.
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