FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
CLINT DEMPSEY AND SEATTLE SOUNDERS VISIT REAL SALT LAKE THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, AT 2:30PM ET ON NBCSN
Houston Dynamo Host Philadelphia Union this Friday, August 15, at 9 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 13, 2014 – NBCSN presents two Major League Soccer games this weekend beginning Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET, when the Houston Dynamo host the Philadelphia Union, and continuing this Saturday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET with Real Salt Lake hosting the Seattle Sounders.
The Dynamo, featuring recently acquired USMNT veteran DaMarcus Beasley, face Philadelphia. Saturday is a match between the top two Western Conference teams when second-place Real Salt Lake host first-place Seattle Sounders and USMNT captain Clint Dempsey.
COMMENTATORS: Philadelphia Union’s lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera calls Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union joined by former Dynamo defender Eddie Robinson and Sebastian Salazar from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders joined by former MLS player Brian Dunseth and host Russ Thaler.
Strong on the weekend’s games: “We’re into the business end of the MLS season now, and both Philadelphia with Carlos Valdes, and Houston with DaMarcus Beasley, have new high-profile players to help chase down a playoff spot. Saturday’s game is very exciting: the top two teams in the West, as many as four members of the USA’s World Cup team on the field, a sold-out crowd in Salt Lake City, and all coming out of the exciting opening day of the Premier League season. The clash between Clint Dempsey and Kyle Beckerman, in particular, will be great fun to watch.”
MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN’s coverage of Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders 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.
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 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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