via press release:
NBCSN PRESENTS SIX HOURS OF MLS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
New Episode of MLS Insider Includes Emotional Story of New EnglandGoalkeeper Matt Reis on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake on Friday at 10 p.m. ET
New Episode of MLS 36 Featuring Red Bulls Midfielder Dax McCarty on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls Face Rival D.C. United on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 28, 2013 – NBCSN presents six hours of MLS coverage, beginning on Friday evening with a new episode of MLS Insider. This Friday’s show features the emotional story of New Englandgoalkeeper Matt Reis and his family’s experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will be followed by the Western Conference match between two playoff-bound clubs, Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake, at 10 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with a new MLS 36 featuring New York Red Bulls’ midfielder Dax McCarty and the New York Red Bulls hosting rivals D.C. United at 8 p.m. ET.
NBCSN’s MLS Coverage This Weekend:
Fri., Aug. 30 7:30 p.m. MLS Insider
10 p.m. Portland-Real Salt Lake
Sat., Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. MLS 36: Dax McCarty
8 p.m. D.C.-New York
COMMENTATORS: Play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera alongside analyst Brian Dunseth, and ‘Between-the-Benches’ reporter Sebastian Salazar will call the Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake match on Friday from Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. NBC Sports Group’s lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong will be joined by analyst Robbie Mustoe and host Russ Thaler for D.C. United-New York Red Bulls on Saturday from Red Bulls Stadium in Harrison, N.J.
John Strong on D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls: “When two big rivals like this meet, it's really all you need to say. In addition, as tight as both conferences are, we're getting to a stage in the MLS season where every game is huge. New York has the stars to be one of the MLS Cup favorites, but they have to prove it against a DC team whose youth movement has changed the mentality for [D.C. United coach] Ben Olson's side. It should be a great game.”
MLS INSIDER: This week’s episode of MLS Insider highlights New Englandgoalkeeper and four-time MLS All-Star Matt Reis and his heroic actions at the 2013 Boston Marathon that saved the life of John Odom, his father-in-law.
In addition, the 60-minute episode takes a closer look at San Jose Earthquakes players Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon, commonly known as “The Bash Brothers” for their controversial, physical play. Plus,star, comedian and “World Champion” Judah Friedlander hosts the segment “MLS Storytime Theatre” and the best and worst moments of the MLS season so far.
Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, MLS Insider includes in-depth features, rich storytelling and behind-the scenes access.
MLS 36: Red Bulls’ midfielder and former U.S. Men’s National Team player Dax McCarty will be featured in the latest episode of MLS 36, airing Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NBC 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. MLS 36 is produced by 441 Productions.
The all-access 36 series also includes NHL 36, Fight Night 36, F1 36, and IndyCar 36.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of Portland-Real Salt Lake and D.C. United-New York 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 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, 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 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 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 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.