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The Friday night 7 PM match between the two Western Conference rivals will be nationally televised - with Seattle's announcers.
Just like the last match between the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake on NBC Sports Net the first leg of the Western Conference Semis will be voiced by Ross Fletcher and Kasey Keller. It will also be available locally (Seattle DMA) on KONG and regionally (Eastern WA, AK, OR, ID & MT) on ROOT Sports.
From November first through the fourth NBC stations are carrying four matches (LA v Van, SSFC v RSL, RBNY v DCU, Chi/Hou v Sporks). The network clearly needs to expand its soccer voices as in 10 months it will be carrying the EPL and MLS.
Here's the release from the team;
Sounders FC Announce Playoff Broadcast Information
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, November 2
RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that their Western Conference Semifinal match versus Real Salt Lake on Friday, November 2 will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), regionally on ROOT Sports and locally on KONG 6/16. The pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. PT and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.
The match will be carried live exclusively on KONG 6/16 in the Seattle DMA and ROOT Sports in Eastern Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. NBCSN will air the Emmy® Award winning Sounders FC broadcast featuring Ross Fletcher and Kasey Keller across the remainder of the country.
The match can also be heard live on 97.3 KIRO FM and in Spanish on La Gran D 99.3 FM.
Sounders FC will travel to Sandy, Utah for the second leg of series on Thursday, November 8 with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT.
Tickets are available by visiting www.SoundersFC.com or by calling 800-745-3000. All playoff tickets will be distributed via Ticketmaster's TicketFast print at home service. The Sounders FC Western Conference Semifinals are presented by Samsung Mobile.
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