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What the new MLS schedule means for you, the NBC/NBCSN viewer

Jan 9, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT


Along with the full schedule, Major League Soccer’s given us the lowdown on which games will be on national television. Us being part of the NBC Sports Group, we thought we’d take a moment to highlight what NBC and NBC Sports Network have in store for 2013.

This season, NBC will have another 41 regular season games (three NBC, 38 NBCSN) brought to you by the same team: Arlo White will be back as the play-by-play man; Kyle Martino will be between the benches; while Ross Thaler will return as your host.

The broadcast season begins opening night on NBCSN with a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final – Houston Dynamo hosting D.C. United on March 2.

The first NBC broadcast will kickoff Rivalry Week when the New York Red Bulls welcome D.C. United to Red Bull Arena on March 16, the first three MLS matches the NBC network will broadcast that Saturday. Sporting KC-Chicago and Seattle-Portland follow on NBCSN.

The entire NBC/NBCSN schedule is attached, though you may want to bookmark this page. That gives you all the details.


Date Away Home Times ET Network

Sat. Mar. 2 D.C. United Houston 8 PM NBCSN

Sun. Mar. 9 New England Chicago 7:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Mar. 16 D.C. United New York 12:30 PM NBC

Sat. Mar. 16 Chicago Kansas City 3 PM NBCSN

Sat. Mar. 16 Portland Seattle TBD NBCSN

Sat. Mar. 23 Columbus D.C. United 3:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Mar. 30 Philadelphia New York 3:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Apr. 6 Real Salt Lake Colorado 3:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Apr. 13 LA Galaxy Dallas 3:30 PM NBCSN

Sun. Apr. 14 San Jose Portland 10:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Apr. 20 Kansas City LA Galaxy 10:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. Apr. 27 Chicago Montreal 4 PM NBCSN

Sat. May 4 New York Columbus 4 PM NBCSN

Sat. May 11 Philadelphia Chicago 1:30 PM NBCSN

Sun. May 26 Houston Kansas City 3:30 PM NBCSN

Sun. June 2 LA Galaxy New England 4 PM NBCSN

Sun. June 23 Colorado Portland 7 PM NBCSN

Sat. June 29 Dallas Philadelphia 5:30 PM NBCSN

Sat. July 6 Seattle Vancouver 11 PM NBCSN

Sat. July 13 LA Galaxy Portland 11 PM NBCSN

Sat. July 20 Colorado Seattle 11 PM NBCSN

Sat. July 27 Chicago Houston 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Aug. 3 New York Kansas City 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Aug. 10 D.C. United Philadelphia 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Aug. 17 Philadelphia New York 8 PM NBCSN

Fri. Aug. 23 Kansas City Chicago 8:30 PM NBCSN

Fri. Aug. 30 Portland Real Salt Lake 10 PM NBCSN

Sat. Aug. 31 D.C. United New York 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Sept. 7 Chicago Seattle 10 PM NBCSN

Fri. Sept. 13 Real Salt Lake Seattle 10 PM NBCSN

Fri. Sept. 20 Colorado Portland 10 PM NBCSN

Sat. Sept. 21 Seattle LA Galaxy 10:30 PM NBCSN

Fri. Sept. 27 Philadelphia Kansas City 8 PM NBCSN

Sun. Sept. 29 LA Galaxy Portland 3:30 PM NBC

Fri. Oct. 4 Chicago D.C. United 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Oct. 5 Seattle Colorado 10 PM NBCSN

Fri. Oct. 18 D.C. United Kansas City 8 PM NBCSN

Sat. Oct. 19 Seattle Dallas 4 PM NBCSN

Sat. Oct. 26 Kansas City Philadelphia 3 PM NBCSN

Sat. Oct. 26 Dallas San Jose 5:30 PM NBCSN

Sun. Oct. 27 Houston D.C. United 1:30 PM NBC

  1. mvktr2 - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Please NBC, start doing a weekly MLS show!

    • danielofthedale - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      I second this so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      An hour long weekly review/preview show would be a great way to get more people involved in the league. It would help show off the stars the league, which will help with ratings when people can hear Chris Pontious or Brad Davis or Matt Belser talk about whats going on in a real sit down interview situation.

  2. pensfan603 - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Ill be honest the NBC Nation games dont make the most sense to me, I like the rivalry day game its definatly an improvement and i think it will be a great match up. but also the dates could be better, 4th of July or MLS Kickoff would get more ratings. ALso at the end of the year there is first college football and second the fact that these teams might not even be competitive. Last what is the point of LA Portland obviously LA is a big team i get that and they are trying to market Darlington Nagbe as a star, but LA only have one dp right now and could come back as a not so great team and might again not be that good, and have no big names on the team. Also When you look at DC Houston, DC has so much unknown if yuo are going to pick a team to play at this point i think NY, or Kansas CIty vs Houston would make more sense. And for houston what players can you market, they trade so many away i doubt that oscar boniek garcia will be staying to much longer, and will bruin i guess you could try to market with cailen carr but it would be hard. My point isnt that these are terrible chooses or are worst then last years, because they arent im just saying the could choose better all around. Obviously i don’t know everything about nbc, what other sports they broadcast and all the other things that go into it but i just think it could be better.

    • valiantdraws - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      Yeah, I guess a team might lose or, maybe they’ll win, but it’s not guaranteed so why bother showing soccer at all. Dude, shut the fuck up.

  3. charliej11 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    NBC has done such a great job of bringing these games…made ESPN look pathetic while Fox did the exact opposite. Can’t wait, I wish they would get more of the playoffs.

    I would have to think that the EPL lovers would think the same thing, when that starts.

  4. iamjimmyjack - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Wow only 5 galaxy games? Uh aren’t they the reigning 2 time champs? Isn’t NBC sports a new network trying to build a fan base? What am I missing here?

  5. jerichowhiskey - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    What about the possibility of going along the lines of WatchESPN and bring streaming and replay to the fans? Encore times on television sucks.

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