via press release:
NBC SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS 6.5 HOURS OF SOCCER COVERAGE THIS WEEK
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 Aurélien Collin on Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 p.m. ET.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Olympic gold medalists Alex Morgan, Abby 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 Rogers and Philadelphia Union’s Sons of Ben supporters group. Produced by Hock Films, which is led by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, MLS 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 White, Kyle 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 Aurélien Collin.
NBC Sports Network’s soccer coverage this week (subject to change, all times ET):
|Thurs., June 20||7:30 p.m.||U.S. Women’s National Team vs. South Korea|
|10 p.m.||MLS 36: Brad Davis|
|Fri., June 21||7:30 p.m.||MLS Insider Premier Episode|
|Sun., June 23||7 p.m.||Colorado at Portland|
|9:30 p.m.||MLS 36: Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin|