NBC Sports to Air MLS Doubleheader, Today
NBCSN's Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features a doubleheader Friday, July 4th, when the Houston Dynamo host the New York Red Bulls at 8:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers at 11 p.m. ET.
The New York Red Bulls face the Houston Dynamo with forward and current MLS-leading goal scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips (12 goals in 15 games this season).
The Galaxy are led by midfielder Landon Donovan, MLS' all-time leading goal scorer with 137 career goals, while the Timbers will look to midfielder Diego Valeri, the joint league-leader in assists this season with 8, to help them to a road victory.
COMMENTATORS: Steve Cangialosi, announcer for the New York Red Bulls on the MSG Network, handles play-by-play for Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls joined by former Houston Dynamo player Eddie Robinson and CSN Houston reporter Sebastian Salazar.
NBC Sports Group's lead MLS play-by-play announcer John Strong calls LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers and is joined by former English footballer Robbie Mustoe and host Russ Thaler.
Strong on Friday's matches: "This is a really fun Fourth of July doubleheader we have in store, showcasing a lot of the world-class talent that MLS has to offer. Australia's Tim Cahill and Boniek Garcia of Honduras return from the World Cup for New York and Houston, respectively. Thierry Henry and the league's leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips lead the Red Bulls against a Dynamo team that are always tough to beat at home."
"As night sets in and the fireworks get going, two all-time leading scorers for their countries, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, try to keep the Galaxy rolling against a Timbers team that has consistently provided late drama in their games this season. The games will provide the perfect backdrop for everyone's holiday celebrations."
MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBCSN's coverage of Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers 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.
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 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, DC 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.