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STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2014 – NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues Friday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET when FC Dallas host Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Western Conference powerhouse Real Salt Lake, unbeaten in their last six games, are led by U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Beckerman. FC Dallas, third in the Western Conference, come into the contest off of a 5-0 away win against the San Jose Earthquakes this past Saturday, and feature a rising star in rookie Tesho Akindele.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake and will be joined by joined by Bolton Wanderers (U.K.’s Football League Championship) midfielder Stuart Holden and host Russ Thaler.

Strong on FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: “This is a fun-looking clash at the top of the Western Conference standings. Real Salt Lake showed last Saturday that they deserve to be in first, as returning World Cup star Kyle Beckerman once again led the charge. FC Dallas doesn’t get much of the spotlight, but new coach Oscar Pareja has led them on a remarkable charge this summer, and Tesho Akindele has bolstered his Rookie of the Year candidacy with a hat trick in their last game.”

NBCSN’s coverage of FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake 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 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.

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 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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