Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


STAMFORD, Conn. – July 16, 2014 – NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features the Portland Timbers hosting the Colorado Rapids this Friday, July 18th at 11 p.m. ET.

The Rapids, third in the Western Conference, are led by midfielder and 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year Dillon Powers, while forwards Maximiliano Urruti (6 goals) and Gaston Fernandez (6 goals)pace the Timbers.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by former Jamaican national team player Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler.

Strong on Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids: “With how tight the Western Conference is, it’s never too early to start paying attention to teams jockeying for playoff positions, and this is a huge game for those purposes. Under first year coach Pablo Mastroeni, and led by Dillon Powers, the Rapids have done very well to be in third place at the halfway mark of the season. The Timbers are under pressure to get this win at home, and with former Premier League defender Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion) possibly making his debut, the atmosphere will be boiling over as it always is in Portland.”


NBCSN’s coverage of Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids 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 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 air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. In addition, NBC Sports Regional Networks provide exclusive live coverage of five MLS teams, including the Philadelphia Union, DC United, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes. Online, ProSoccerTalk on 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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