Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6.5 Hours of Soccer this week on NBC Sports Network

The US Women's National team returns to NBC Sports Network this week for a game against South Korea. Additional coverage comes in the form of 2 episodes of MLS 36, MLS Insider, and the Portland/ Colorado MLS match-up. Below is the press release from NBC.


U.S. Women’s National Team vs. South Korea Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET
Weekly MLS Insider Show Debuts Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Two Episodes of MLS 36
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2013 – NBC Sports Network presents 6.5 hours of soccer coverage this week highlighted by the U.S. Women’s National Team versus South Korea tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, plus the premier of the new, weekly show MLS Insider on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. In addition, NBC Sports Network will air two episodes of MLS 36 this week – the first featuring Houston Dynamo marksman Brad Davis on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET followed by Sporting Kansas City defensive duo Matt Besler and AurĂ©lien Collin on Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Olympic gold medalists Alex MorganAbby Wambach and Hope Solo take the field tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the U.S. Women’s National Team faces South Korea. Play-by-play announcer Arlo White, analyst Russ Thaler and reporter Kate Markgraf (‘Between-the-Benches’) will call the action from Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
Following the U.S. Women’s National Team game on Thursday, MLS 36 takes an in-depth look at the Houston Dynamo’s Brad Davis at 10 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
Soccer coverage continues on Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET with the premier episode of MLS Insider, featuring New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill, LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogersand Philadelphia Union’s Sons of Ben supporters group. Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan HockMLS Insider includes in-depth features and stories from behind-the scenes and is an initiative of MLS+, a new content and distribution group that aims to create a broad range of soccer programming on multiple platforms.
On Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, MLS coverage on NBC Sports Network features a Western Conference match up with the Portland Timbers (6-1-8, 26 pts.) hosting the Colorado Rapids (5-5-5, 20 pts.). NBC Sports Group’s MLS team of play-by-play announcer Arlo WhiteKyle Martino and Russ Thaler will call the action from Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. Following the match, NBC Sports Network will air MLS 36 featuring Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler and AurĂ©lien Collin.
NBC Sports Network’s soccer coverage this week (subject to change, all times ET):
Thurs., June 207:30 p.m.U.S. Women’s National Team vs. South Korea
10 p.m.MLS 36: Brad Davis
Fri., June 217:30 p.m.MLS Insider Premier Episode
Sun., June 237 p.m.Colorado at Portland
9:30 p.m.MLS 36: Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team match and MLS’ Colorado at Portland match via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated 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.
NBC Sports Network 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 the 36 SeriesNBC Sports Group’s original, behind-the-scenes 36 Series gives viewers an all-access pass into the life of world-class athletes. For each episode, cameras will follow a soccer player for 36 hours, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their on- and off-field activities.
The all-access 36 Series includes NHL 36, Fight Night 36 and IndyCar 36MLS 36 episodes are produced by 441 Productions.
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, beginning in August 2013, the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, will be the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. 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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