By, Kyle Gibson
If you count Monday night’s game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, there are 5 nationally televised MLS games in total this week! One match this week is even making it to broadcast TV, with NBC picking up a game.
I know this can probably be viewed as a negative, the networks remembering that they have MLS as an option as they await football season, but I refuse to see it that way! I don’t have MLS Live, so I take pretty much any chance I can to see the American Premier League. Plus, this is a good chance for all the new soccer fans from the World Cup to catch on to such a fun league.
Monday featured a shock match, with the Galaxy taking a 3-0 win over the Sounders at home. Landon Donovan had a trademark game and Gyasi Zardes continues to show his promise.
Let’s take a quick look at the other games on national TV this week and weekend, starting Wednesday night.
Real Salt Lake vs New York Red Bulls
9:00 PM: ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sporting Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union
8:00 NBCSN, Live Extra
LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
2:30 PM NBC
San Jose Earthquakes vs Seattle Sounders
10:30 PM NBCSN
I’ll be tweeting for just about every one of these games on either @kyleisgibson or @kickingit10