FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 25th, 2013
NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES MLS COVERAGE PLANS FOR 2014 REGULAR-SEASON
41-Match Regular-Season Slate Includes 38 Games on NBCSN & 3 on NBC
NBCSN Kicks Off Season on March 8 Featuring Seattle Sounders FC v. Sporting Kansas City
Stamford, Conn. – November 25, 2013 – NBC Sports Group, in its third season of its partnership with Major League Soccer, will air 41 regular-season games across NBC and NBCSN in the 2014 season. NBC will present three regular-season games, and NBCSN will air 38. The 2014 MLS season kicks off March 8 on NBCSN with a matchup of 2013 MLS Playoff teams as the Seattle Sounders host the 2013 Eastern Conference Champion Sporting Kansas City.
Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s 2014 MLS coverage include (full schedule below):
- Classic rivalry matches on NBCSN including the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC on April 5 and the California Clásico featuring the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy on June 28;
- Doubleheader action on the 4th of July as the Houston Dynamo host the New York Red Bulls; and the LA Galaxy host the Portland Timbers on NBCSN;
- The San Jose Earthquakes will host the first-ever event in the new Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, when they face the Seattle Sounders FC in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 2 on NBCSN;
- In addition, NBCSN will showcase all the action from around the MLS on August 2 and September 20 with MLS Breakaway, the special “whip-around” show featuring multiple live look-ins to regional broadcasts of matches.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s Major League Soccer announce team is comprised of lead play-by-play announcer John Strong, former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and analyst Kyle Martino, former English footballer and analyst Robbie Mustoe, former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle, and host Russ Thaler. Arlo White, NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer for its Premier League coverage, will continue to work on select MLS regular-season and postseason games.
NBC Sports Group’s 2014 MLS Coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Sat., Mar. 8||3 p.m.*||Seattle Sounders FC v. Sporting Kansas City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 15||4 p.m.*||Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 22||4 p.m.*||Real Salt Lake v. LA Galaxy||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 29||4 p.m.*||D.C. United v. Chicago Fire||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 5||3 p.m.*||Portland Timbers v. Seattle Sounders FC||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 12||2:30 p.m.*||D.C. United v. New York Red Bulls||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 19||4 p.m.*||Chicago Fire v. New England Revolution||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 4||4 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City v. Columbus Crew||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 11||2:30 p.m.*||Portland Timbers v. LA Galaxy||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 27||11 p.m.||Portland Timbers v. Sporting Kansas City||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 28||TBD||San Jose Earthquakes v. LA Galaxy||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 4||8:30 p.m.||Houston Dynamo v. New York Red Bulls||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 4||11 p.m.||LA Galaxy v. Portland Timbers||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 11||11 p.m.||San Jose Earthquakes v. D.C. United||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 18||11 p.m.||Portland Timbers v. Colorado Rapids||NBCSN|
|Wed., July 23||11 p.m.||San Jose Earthquakes v. Chicago Fire||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 1||8 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City v. Philadelphia Union||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 2||2:30 p.m.*||Portland Timbers v. LA Galaxy||NBC|
|Sat., Aug. 2||TBA||MLS Breakaway||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 2||10:30 p.m.||San Jose Earthquakes v. Seattle Sounders FC||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 8||10:30 p.m.||LA Galaxy v. San Jose Earthquakes||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 15||9 p.m.||Houston Dynamo v. Philadelphia Union||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 16||2:30 p.m.*||Real Salt Lake v. Seattle Sounders FC||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 22||9 p.m.||FC Dallas v. Real Salt Lake||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 29||8 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City v. Houston Dynamo||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 31||2:30 p.m.*||D.C. United v. New York Red Bulls||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 5||10:30 p.m.||LA Galaxy v. Colorado Rapids||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 12||10:30 p.m.||Seattle Sounders FC v. Real Salt Lake||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 13||3 p.m.*||Philadelphia Union v. New York Red Bulls||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 19||10 p.m.||Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 20||2:30 p.m.*||New York Red Bulls v. Seattle Sounders FC||NBC|
|Sat., Sept. 20||TBA||MLS Breakaway||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 20||5 p.m.||Portland Timbers v. Vancouver Whitecaps||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 26||8 p.m.||Sporting Kansas City v. New England Revolution||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 27||3 p.m.*||D.C. United v. Philadelphia Union||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 3||8 p.m.||D.C. United v. Sporting Kansas City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 4||6 p.m.||New York Red Bulls v. Houston Dynamo||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 10||10 p.m.||Seattle Sounders FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 17||10 p.m.||Portland Timbers v. Real Salt Lake||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 18||3 p.m.*||Colorado Rapids v. FC Dallas||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 24||8 p.m.||Chicago Fire v. Houston Dynamo||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 25||2:30 p.m.*||Seattle Sounders FC v. LA Galaxy||NBC|
|TBD||TBD||TBD v. TBD||NBCSN|
MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Groups’ MLS coverage will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBCSN will be live 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.
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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