NBCSN to Air Two Major League Soccer Games this Weekened
NBCSN presents two Major League Soccer games this weekend beginning Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET, when the Houston Dynamo host the Philadelphia Union, and continuing this Saturday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET with Real Salt Lake hosting the Seattle Sounders.
The Dynamo, featuring recently acquired USMNT veteran DaMarcus Beasley, face Philadelphia. Saturday is a match between the top two Western Conference teams when second-place Real Salt Lake host first-place Seattle Sounders and USMNT captain Clint Dempsey.
COMMENTATORS: Philadelphia Union's lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera calls Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union joined by former Dynamo defender Eddie Robinson and Sebastian Salazar from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
NBC Sports Group's lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders joined by former MLS player Brian Dunseth and host Russ Thaler.
Strong on the weekend's games: "We're into the business end of the MLS season now, and both Philadelphia with Carlos Valdes, and Houston with DaMarcus Beasley, have new high-profile players to help chase down a playoff spot. Saturday's game is very exciting: the top two teams in the West, as many as four members of the USA's World Cup team on the field, a sold-out crowd in Salt Lake City, and all coming out of the exciting opening day of the Premier League season. The clash between Clint Dempseyand Kyle Beckerman, in particular, will be great fun to watch."