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Portland Timbers to Host LA Galaxy on NBC Sports, 5/11

May 8
2:21 2014
Portland Timbers to Host LA Galaxy on NBC Sports, 5/11

NBCSN's Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features the Portland Timbers hosting the LA Galaxy on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN's coverage of Premier League "Championship Sunday."

Sunday is the first meeting between Portland and Los Angeles this season. The Galaxy are led by U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Landon Donovan, who looks to become MLS' all-time leading goal scorer (his 134 career goals is tied for the record with Jeff Cunningham), while the Timbers forward Gastón Fernández (4 goals this season) will be instrumental in a Timbers victory at home.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group's lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by former MLS midfielder Brian Dunseth and host Russ Thaler.

Strong on Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy: "This is just about as good a matchup as you could hope to not only come out of Premier League 'Championship Sunday,' but also to lead into the World Cup break. Landon Donovan continues to be one goal away from the all-time MLS record, and with speculation about whether or not he'll even be in Brazil with the U.S., all eyes will be on how he plays in his final game before USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announces the 30-man preliminary squad. The Portland Timbers finally broke through with their first win of the season last weekend, and with the Timbers Army at Providence Park in full voice behind them, they look to kick-start a run back up the standings."

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN's coverage of Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy 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 (http://stream.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 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 (http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/) 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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