via press release:
NBC SPORTS NETWORK ADDS TWO REGULAR SEASON MLS GAMES TO OCTOBER SCHEDULE
Added Games: Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders on Wed., Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. ET and Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City on Wed., Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Previously Scheduled: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo on Sat. Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
“Last chance for these two Western Conference power houses to meet before it's all on the line.”– Kyle Martino on Seattle – Real Salt Lake
NEW YORK – Oct. 15, 2012 – NBC Sports Group will add two regular season MLS games this month to its soccer schedule beginning this Wednesday with coverage of Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake at 10 p.m. ET from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Additionally, NBC Sports Network will air the match between Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City live from Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City. The already scheduled Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo will air on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo
Arlo White (play-by-play), Kyle Martino (“Between the Benches” analyst) and Russ Thaler (host).
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
Ross Fletcher (play-by-play) and Kasey Keller (analyst).
Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting KC
JP Dellacamera (play by play) and Bob Rigby (analyst).
UPCOMING MLS GAMES: (All Times ET, Home Team Listed First)
Sat., Oct. 27, Philadelphia vs. New York, 1:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sat., Oct. 27, Chicago vs. D.C., 4 p.m. (NBCSN)
Sat., Oct. 27, Portland vs. San Jose, 6:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
For the full NBC Sports Group 2012 MLS Schedule visit www.NBCSports.com. Viewers can also follow all the action on Twitter @MLSonNBCSports.
ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com: Steve Davis (@SteveDavis90), a respected soccer journalist for more than two decades, is the featured writer for ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com. Davis, who has covered Major League Soccer, since its inception in 1996 contributes regular posts and will provide video reports to NBCSports.com, and is expected to be an occasional guest on NBC SportsTalk, the daily hour-long news and information show on NBC Sports Network.
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Last August, Major League Soccer (MLS) and the NBC Sports Group announced a three-year media rights agreement that calls for 46 MLS games and four U.S. National Team contests to be televised live across both NBC and NBC Sports Network each season. This agreement was the first rights deal for the new NBC Sports Network. All telecasts on NBC and NBC Sports Network will consist of pre-game and post-game coverage.