FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
CLINT DEMPSEY & SEATTLE SOUNDERS HOST VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FRIDAY AT 10 PM ET ON NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 8, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues this Friday, October 10, when Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders host the Vancouver Whitecaps at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The Seattle Sounders are led by U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey and will be looking to secure the Supporters’ Shield by winning their final three regular season games. The Vancouver Whitecaps will be looking for a win on Friday to keep them fifth in the Western Conference, the final spot for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.
NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by former MLS and USMNT player Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.
Strong on Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps: “One of the longest-running rivalries in North American soccer helps kick off the final sprint to the finish for the MLS season. Seattle and Vancouver have been facing off since each was founded in the NASL in 1974, and each has a different type of pressure – equally as big – for Friday’s game. Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins are pushing the Sounders neck-and-neck all the way with the LA Galaxy for the MLS Supporters’ Shield, and the home field advantage in MLS Cup that would come along with it. Former Sounder Mauro Rosales is helping as the Whitecaps try to out-duel their other Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, for the final playoff spot in the West. With another massive crowd expected in Seattle, this will be a tremendous 90 minutes to watch.”
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN’s coverage of MLS on Friday 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, D.C. 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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