FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
D.C. UNITED HOST CHICAGO FIRE SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – March 26, 2014 – NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features D.C. United hosting Chicago Fire on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN’s Premier League coverage.
The Chicago Fire look to break into the top half of the Eastern Conference with last year’s MLS MVP Mike Magee, and captain and midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, who scored his second goal of the season against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, while the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion D.C. United are led by U.S. Men’s National Team striker Eddie Johnson. The teams also feature next generation American goalkeepers in Chicago’s Sean Johnson and D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe and host Russ Thaler at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC.
Strong on D.C. United v. Chicago Fire: “I’m excited to see D.C. United in person for the first time this season. They were my pick for the MLS ‘turnaround team of the year’ with all the offseason additions they put around a core of talented young players. Chicago has reigning MVP Mike Magee, a new, championship-winning coach in Frank Yallop, and a chance to take points off a D.C. team that they’ll be battling with for a playoff spot in the fall.”
MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN’s coverage of D.C. United v. Chicago Fire will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets 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
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