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Your American Soccer Weekend (Sept 22-23)

Get your American soccer fix this weekend! All the satellite, online, local, and national TV listings so you can spread the free beer love.

Graphic Credit: MLSSoccer.com

Get MLS LIVE for all the great out-of-market MLS Action.

Additionally, the North American Soccer League finishes its regular season this weekend. Watch all of the action for free.

Tags: Major League Soccer, Media, News, North American Soccer League

Your American Soccer Weekend (April 28) And Wednesday (May 5), Too

Get your American soccer fix this weekend! All the satellite, online, local, and national TV listings so you can spread the free beer love.

Don't forget your lower-division teams as well. NASL streams games live and free here and USL games live and free here.

SATURDAY

Home

Away

Time (CT)

TV

   

1:00pm 

TVA Sports (MTL)/KPDX (POR)/ Direct Kick. MLS LIVE


 

2:30pm

NBC Sports Network


 

6:00pm

Comcast Sportsnet (PHI)/Comcast Sportsnet (SJ)/ Direct Kick/ MLS LIVE


 

6:30pm

Comcast Sportsnet (DC)/ KPRC-2 (HOU) / Direct Kick / MLS LIVE


 

6:30pm Fox Sports Ohio (CLB)/ Sportsnet Pacific (VAN) / Direct Kick / MLS LIVE

 

 

7:30pm

NBC5.2 (CHI)/ KONG (SEA) / Direct Kick/ MLS LIVE


 

8:00pm Altitude (COL)/ FS West/KWHY (CHV) / Direct Kick / MLS LIVE

 

8:00pm KUCW-30 (RSL)/ GolTV (TOR) / Direct Kick / MLS LIVE

 

9:30pm KDOC/KWHY (LA)/ Fox Sports SW Plus (DAL)/ Direct Kick / MLS LIVE

WEDNESDAY

7:00pm  

 

9:00pm  

 

9:30pm  

 

Tags: Major League Soccer, Media

Your American Soccer Weekend (April 21-22)

Get your American soccer fix this weekend! All the satellite, online, local, and national TV listings so you can spread the free beer love.

SATURDAY

Home

Away

Time (CT)

TV

2:30pm 

TSN/ NBC Sports Network

6:30pm

Direct Kick/Fox Sports Ohio (CLB)/ KPRC-2 (HOU)/ MLS LIVE

8:00pm

Direck Kick/ ALTITUDE (COL)/KDOC/KWHY (LA) / MLS LIVE

9:00pm

Direct Kick/ Fox Sports Net Pacific (VAN) /KTXA-21 (DAL)/ MLS LIVE

9:30pm Direct Kick/Comcast Sportsnet (SJ)/ KUCW-30 (RSL) / MLS LIVE

 

9:30pm

Direct Kick/ PRIME TICKET/KWHY (LA)/ TCN (PHI))/ MLS LIVE

9:30pm Direct Kick/ROOT Sports (POR)/ KSMO (KC) / MLS LIVE

SUNDAY

Home

Away

Time (CT)

TV

 

5:00pm

ESPN

 

Tags: Media

VIDEO - Another Sweet NBC Sports Network MLS Promo



Another promo from NBC Sports Network for their Major League Soccer coverage

All rise.

Is there anything more to be said?


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Tags: Media, Video

Your American Soccer Weekend (March 23-25)


Get your American soccer fix this weekend! All the satellite, online, local, and national TV listings so you can spread the free beer love.



FRIDAY

Home Away Time (CT) TV
    9:00 NBC Sports Network

SATURDAY

Home Away Time (CT) TV
12pm  TSN/RDS/Comcast (SJ) /MLS Live
3pm Direct Kick/Comcast Sportsnet (NE)/ROOT Sports (POR)
/ MLS LIVE
7:30pm Direck Kick/Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus)/ TVA Sports (Montreal) / MLS LIVE
7:30pm Direct Kick/ Comcast Sportsnet (Chicago)/ The Comcast Network (Philly)/ MLS LIVE
8pm Direct Kick/ Prime Ticket (LA)/ KUCW-30 (Salt Lake City)/ MLS Live
9pm Direct Kick/Comcast Sportsnet (DC)/ SNET Pacific (Vancouver)/ MLS LIVE

SUNDAY

Home Away Time (CT) TV
3pm ESPN
6pm Galavision/ MSMO (KC) / Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas)

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Tags: Major League Soccer, Media, News

Your American Soccer Weekend (March 17-18)

Get your American soccer fix this weekend! All the satellite, online, local, and national TV listings so you can spread the free beer love.

 

SATURDAY

Home

Away

Time (CT)

TV

1pm 

TSN/Comcast (CHI) /MLS Live

4pm

Direct Kick/Comcast (SJ)/Fox Sports Houston Plus

/ Multimedios (HOU)/ MLS LIVE

7:30pm

Direck Kick/ MSMO (KC)/Comcast Sportsnet Plus (NE)/ MLS LIVE

7:30pm

Direct Kick/ Fox Sports SW (Dallas)/ ROOT Sports (Portland)/ MLS LIVE

9pm

Direct Kick/ KTVX-ABC 4 (SLC)/ MSG Plus (NY)/ MLS Live

9pm

Direct Kick/ KONG (Seattle)/ Sports Net One (Toronto)/ MLS LIVE

9:30pm

Direct Kick/ KDOC (LA)/ Sports Net Pacific (Van.)/ MLS LIVE

SUNDAY

Home

Away

Time (CT)

TV

3pm

NBC Sports Network

6pm

Galavision/ KDOC (LA)

 

Tags: Media, Soccer on TV

VIDEO - NBC Sports MLS Promo “Stand”

Like it? We made it. NBC... call us!



The new NBC Sports Network just keeps cranking out the fantastic Major League Soccer promos for the upcoming 17th season. Whoever is behind them in the NBC marketing department is nailing it.

Each of the ads we've seen now have really touched a chord with us and the greater American soccer community. The dedication in tapping into the core elements of what makes this sport great is on display with each of their spots. And it all started with a tiny, 20 second promo during a National Football League game to really get American soccer fans thinking that maybe, this time, a sports network would be good to us. Because we've been hurt before.
 
Then came the "warm up" commercial featuring a few of the lesser-known members of the Los Angeles Galaxy (basically anyone not named Donovan, Beckham, or Keane) which touched a hopeful, yet down-to-earth approach. Signalling that NBC was, perhaps, going to spend good time building the narrative of the players of this league (a good thing for newbies to American soccer).
 
The last ad we saw from NBC Sports was, of course, the "dangling piece of meat" spot focusing on the momentary, yet massive battle for time and space that is a corner kick. A video that appealed both to the veteran fan for its poetic nature of the event and the newbie that could explain how what seems to the untrained-eye as an inconsequential event it actually one of great importance.
 
By the time their fourth advertisement hit today it was pretty much a given that the camera would be turned from the field to the stands. Much like the corner kick ad, the appeal in NBC's approach is a powerful narrative that can move both novice and passionate supporter at the same time. A tough balance to strike to engage someone who knows less about soccer or American soccer and the died-hard, but the evolution of these ads proves that it can be done.
 
Check it out (if it doesn't play:... try directly on the MLS website)
 

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Tags: Major League Soccer, Media, Video