Wednesday, September 26th, 2012


No. 1 Chicago at No. 2 Kansas City Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET No. 4 Seattle at No. 5 Vancouver Saturday at 9 p.m. ET All New MLS 36 featuring Portland Timbers Darlington Nagbe on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network “This is one collision you won't want to turn away from.” – Kyle Martino on Seattle-Vancouver

NEW YORK – Sept. 26, 2012 – NBC Sports Network will broadcast two MLS games this weekend in primetime when the top two Eastern Conference teams, #1 Sporting Kansas City and #2 Chicago Fire, take to the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park field in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s match will feature the Western Conference’s #4 Seattle Sounders FC against #5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC live from BC Place in Vancouver at 9 p.m. ET. Additionally, an all-new episode of MLS 36 featuring the Portland Timbers young phenom Darlington Nagbe airs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. on NBC Sports Network.


Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire

J.P. Dellacamera (play-by-play), Brian Dunseth (analyst) and Rob Simmelkjaer (host).

Vancouver vs. Seattle Sounders

Arlo White (play-by-play), Kyle Martino (“Between the Benches” analyst) and Russ Thaler (host).

MARTINO ON VANCOUVER: “Vancouver needs to get back on the winning track, which won’t be easy seeing as though they have a freight train in the Seattle Sounders headed right for them. This is one collision you won’t want to turn away from.”

MLS 36: NBC Sports Network’s next episode of MLS 36 will feature Darlington Nagbe, the star midfielder for the Portland Timbers, and follows him in the 36 hours ahead of the team’s face-off against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The episode premieres Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

UPCOMING MLS GAMES: (All Times ET, Home Team Listed First)

Sat., Oct. 6, New York vs. Chicago, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sat., Oct. 6, Los Angeles vs. Salt Lake, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)

For the full NBC Sports Group 2012 MLS Schedule visit Viewers can also follow all the action on Twitter @MLSonNBCSports.

ProSoccerTalk on Steve Davis (@SteveDavis90), a respected soccer journalist for more than two decades, is the featured writer for ProSoccerTalk on Davis, who has covered Major League Soccer, since its inception in 1996 contributes regular posts and will provide video reports to, and is expected to be an occasional guest on NBC SportsTalk, the daily hour-long news and information show on 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.