NBC Sports Group Releases Television Schedule for 2014 MLS Regular Season

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November 25th, 2013

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NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES MLS COVERAGE PLANS FOR 2014 REGULAR-SEASON

 

41-Match Regular-Season Slate Includes 38 Games on NBCSN & 3 on NBC

 

NBCSN Kicks Off Season on March 8 Featuring Seattle Sounders FC v. Sporting Kansas City

 

Stamford, Conn. – November 25, 2013 – NBC Sports Group, in its third season of its partnership with Major League Soccer, will air 41 regular-season games across NBC and NBCSN in the 2014 season. NBC will present three regular-season games, and NBCSN will air 38. The 2014 MLS season kicks off March 8 on NBCSN with a matchup of 2013 MLS Playoff teams as the Seattle Sounders host the 2013 Eastern Conference Champion Sporting Kansas City.

 

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s 2014 MLS coverage include (full schedule below):

 

  • Classic rivalry matches on NBCSN including the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC on April 5 and the California Clásico featuring the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy on June 28;

 

  • Doubleheader action on the 4th of July as the Houston Dynamo host the New York Red Bulls; and the LA Galaxy host the Portland Timbers on NBCSN;

 

  • The San Jose Earthquakes will host the first-ever event in the new Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, when they face the Seattle Sounders FC in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 2 on NBCSN;

 

  • In addition, NBCSN will showcase all the action from around the MLS on August 2 and September 20 with MLS Breakaway, the special “whip-around” show featuring multiple live look-ins to regional broadcasts of matches.

 

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s Major League Soccer announce team is comprised of lead play-by-play announcer John Strong, former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and analyst Kyle Martino, former English footballer and analyst Robbie Mustoe, former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle, and host Russ  Thaler. Arlo White, NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer for its Premier League coverage, will continue to work on select MLS regular-season and postseason games.

 

NBC Sports Group’s 2014 MLS Coverage (all times ET, subject to change):

 

Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., Mar. 8 3 p.m.* Seattle Sounders FC v. Sporting Kansas City NBCSN
Sat., Mar. 15 4 p.m.* New York  Red Bulls v. Colorado Rapids NBCSN
Sat., Mar. 22 4 p.m.* Real Salt Lake v. LA Galaxy NBCSN
Sat., Mar. 29 4 p.m.* D.C. United v. Chicago Fire NBCSN
Sat., Apr. 5 3 p.m.* Portland Timbers v. Seattle Sounders FC NBCSN
Sat., Apr. 12 2:30 p.m.* D.C. United v. New York Red Bulls NBCSN
Sat., Apr. 19 4 p.m.* Chicago Fire v. New England Revolution NBCSN
Sun., May 4 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City v. Columbus Crew NBCSN
Sun., May 11 2:30 p.m.* Portland Timbers v. LA Galaxy NBCSN
Fri., June 27 11 p.m. Portland Timbers v. Sporting Kansas City NBCSN
Sat., June 28 TBD San Jose Earthquakes v. LA Galaxy NBCSN
Fri., July 4 8:30 p.m. Houston Dynamo v. New York Red Bulls NBCSN
Fri., July 4 11 p.m. LA Galaxy v. Portland Timbers NBCSN
Fri., July 11 11 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes v. D.C. United NBCSN
Fri., July 18 11 p.m. Portland Timbers v. Colorado Rapids NBCSN
Wed., July 23 11 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes v. Chicago Fire NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 1 8 p.m. Sporting Kansas City v. Philadelphia Union NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 2 2:30 p.m.* Portland Timbers v. LA Galaxy NBC
Sat., Aug. 2 TBA MLS Breakaway NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 2 10:30 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes v. Seattle Sounders FC NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 8 10:30 p.m. LA Galaxy v. San Jose Earthquakes NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 15 9 p.m. Houston Dynamo v. Philadelphia Union NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 16 2:30 p.m.* Real Salt Lake v. Seattle Sounders FC NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 22 9 p.m. FC Dallas v. Real Salt Lake NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 29 8 p.m. Sporting Kansas City v. Houston Dynamo NBCSN
Sun., Aug. 31 2:30 p.m.* D.C. United v. New York Red Bulls NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 5 10:30 p.m. LA Galaxy v. Colorado Rapids NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 12 10:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v. Real Salt Lake NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 13 3 p.m.* Philadelphia Union v. New York Red Bulls NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 19 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 20 2:30 p.m.* New York Red Bulls v. Seattle Sounders FC NBC
Sat., Sept. 20 TBA MLS Breakaway NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 20 5 p.m. Portland Timbers v. Vancouver Whitecaps NBCSN
Fri., Sept. 26 8 p.m. Sporting Kansas City v. New England Revolution NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 27 3 p.m.* D.C. United v. Philadelphia Union NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 3 8 p.m. D.C. United v. Sporting Kansas City NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 4 6 p.m. New York Red Bulls v. Houston Dynamo NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 10 10 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 17 10 p.m. Portland Timbers v. Real Salt Lake NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 18 3 p.m.* Colorado Rapids v. FC Dallas NBCSN
Fri., Oct. 24 8 p.m. Chicago Fire v. Houston Dynamo NBCSN
Sat., Oct. 25 2:30 p.m.* Seattle Sounders FC v. LA Galaxy NBC
TBD TBD TBD v. TBD NBCSN

 

*Indicates tentative

 

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