FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 21st, 2014
NBCSN’S WEDNESDAY PRIMETIME SOCCER DOUBLEHEADER BEGINS WITH LIVERPOOL V. AS ROMA “FOOTBALL AT FENWAY” FRIENDLY AT 7 PM ET
San Jose Earthquakes vs Chicago Fire at 10:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream Matches
STAMFORD, Conn. — July 21, 2014 – NBCSN presents a soccer doubleheader this Wednesday, July 23, beginning with Liverpool v. AS Roma in a “Football at Fenway” friendly at Fenway Park in Boston at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Chicago Fire at 10:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the Liverpool-AS Roma match joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, who will offer analysis from “between the benches.” Rebecca Lowe will be live on the field at Fenway Park to host pre-game, halftime and post-game shows joined by former Jamaican national team player Robbie Earle and former English footballer Robbie Mustoe.
On Barclays Premier League “Championship Sunday” on May 11, Liverpool secured a second-place finish in the Premier League and their first UEFA Champions League berth since 2009-10 with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield. AS Roma clinched second place in Serie A this season, also securing a Champions League berth. The two clubs last squared off on July 25, 2012 – also at Fenway Park — before a sold out crowd of more than 37,000 fans.
Immediately following “Football at Fenway,” the San Jose Earthquakes and U.S. Men’s National Team forward Chris Wondolowski (6 goals) host the Chicago Fire, led by last year’s MLS MVP Mike Magee (5 goals) along with veteran forward Quincy Amarikwa (6 goals) and a rising star in rookie Harry Shipp (6 goals).
NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls San Jose vs Chicago joined by Bolton Wanderers (U.K.’s Football League Championship) midfielder Stuart Holden, who played for the U.S. in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and host Russ Thaler at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live streaming coverage of the Liverpool-AS Roma and San Jose Earthquakes-Chicago Fire match airing on NBCSN via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of 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 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.
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