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Chicago Fire Hosts Sporting Kansas City Live Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 21, 2013 – NBCSN premieres a new episode of MLS Insider this Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by Chicago Fire hosting Sporting Kansas City at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The 8th episode of MLS Insider includes a look back at the 2010 friendly match in which the then-Kansas City Wizards defeated the Premier League’s Manchester United, 2-1; a profile of Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri; and a look at the impact of MLS players on the U.S. Men’s National Team. 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..

Live coverage of Chicago Fire (9-10-4, 31 points) vs. Sporting Kansas City (11-8-6, 39 points) kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the third and final match between the two squads this season. Sporting Kansas City currently sits at first place in the Eastern Conference, while Chicago looks to move into playoff contention with a win.

NBC Sports Group’s MLS team of play-by-play announcer John Strong, analyst Robbie Earle and host Russ Thaler will call the action from Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.


NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of Chicago-Kansas City 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 touch, 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.

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