via press release:
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR THREE MLS CUP PLAYOFF CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL MATCHES THIS WEEKEND
NBCSN to Air Doubleheader Saturday Featuring New Englandv. Sporting Kansas City at 8 p.m. ET, Followed by Seattle or Colorado v. Portland at 10 p.m. ET
NBC to Air Eastern Conference Semifinal Game Sunday as the New York Red Bulls Face Houston or Montreal at 3:30 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – October 30, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents three MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinal matches this weekend. Conference Semifinals coverage begins Saturday on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET as the New Englandhost Sporting Kansas City in the first game of a two-game series, followed by the Portland Timbers traveling to face the winner of the Western Conference Knockout Round (Seattle Sounders FC or Colorado Rapids) at 10 p.m. ET. Coverage continues on NBC Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET when the New York Red Bulls take on the winner of the Eastern Conference Knockout Round (Houston Dynamo or Montreal Impact).
The Conference Semifinals are a two-game series with home-and-away games and an aggregate-goal format. The team that scores the most goals in the home-and-away series advances to the Conference Finals.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead soccer play-by-play announcer Arlo White will call NBCSN’s second match on Saturday and NBC’s match on Sunday. White will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and analyst Kyle Martino and host Russ Thaler.
For the New England-Sporting Kansas City match, NBCSN will simulcast the local feed from ComcastSportsNet New England, an NBC Sports Regional Network. The -Sporting KC game is subject to local blackouts.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MLS CUP PLAYOFF COVERAGE THIS WEEK:
|Date||Time (ET)||Home v. Away||Network|
|Wed., Oct. 30||10:30 p.m.||Seattle v. Colorado||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Oct. 31||8:30 p.m.||Houston v. Montreal||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 2||8 p.m.||New England v. Kansas City||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 2||10 p.m.||Seattle OR Colorado v. Portland||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 3||3:30 p.m.||Houston OR Montreal v. New York||NBC|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBCSN’s coverage of Seattle or Colorado v. Portland and NBC’s coverage of Houston or Montreal v. New York. NBCSN coverage will be available 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.
Coverage airing on NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN 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.