U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM VS CZECH REPUBLIC & TWO MLS GAMES HIGHLIGHT NBCSN'S SOCCER COVERAGE THIS WEEK
USMNT vs Czech Republic Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids This Fri., Sept. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs Sporting Kansas City This Sat., Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. - September 2, 2014 - NBCSN's soccer coverage this week kicks off tomorrow when the U.S. Men's National Team faces the Czech Republic, marking the first match for the United States following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The international friendly features USMNT and Sunderland forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeepers Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
Coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET with host Russ Thaler and former Premier League footballer and analyst Robbie Mustoe in the studio at NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. NBC Sports Group's Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin for the call on-site from Generali Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
Coverage continues this Friday, September 5, at 10:30 p.m. ET when the LA Galaxy host the Colorado Rapids. The Galaxy are led by forwards Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who are currently tied for most assists in the league this season with 12 each in 23 appearances, and come into the match riding a four-game winning streak.
NBC Sports Group's lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., joined by Thaler and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle.
This Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET, the New York Red Bulls and current MLS-leading goal scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips (20 goals in 24 appearances) host Sporting Kansas City, second in the Eastern Conference, led by midfielder Graham Zusi and defender Matt Besler, along with forward Dom Dwyer.
Steve Cangialosi, announcer for the New York Red Bulls on the MSG Network, handles play-by-play from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., joined by Thaler and Mustoe.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN's soccer coverage this week will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD 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.
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 air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. In addition, NBC Sports Regional Networks provide exclusive live coverage of five MLS teams, including the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo and San Jose Earthquakes. 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.