By Paul Kennedy
NBCSN has added the Southampton-Sunderland match featuring the Black Cats' American star, Jozy Altidore, to its Saturday coverage of the English Premier League with the kickoff at 10 a.m. ET.
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Altidore made his Sunderland debut last Saturday in its 1-0 loss to Fulham.
NBCSN will air four other games over the weekend, and NBC will carry Saturday's Aston Villa-Liverpool game at noon ET. The four additional games in the Saturday 10 a.m. time slot will be available on Premier League Extra Time.
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MLS INSIDER PROFILES VALERI. A profile of Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri will be one of the segments on the eighth episode of MLS Insider that premieres Friday on NBCSN (7:30 p.m. ET). Other segments include a look back at the 2010 friendly match in which the then-Kansas City Wizards defeated Manchester United, 2-1, and the impact of MLS players on the U.S. men’s national team.
USL PRO PLAYOFFS STREAMED.USL PRO moves into the quarterfinals, and all four games will be streamed through the league’s free online streaming service, USLNation.com. Saturday's matches: Harrisburg-Charlotte 2 p.m. ET, Richmond-Dayton, Orlando-Pittsburgh, Charleston-Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. ET.
NAIA GAME OF THE WEEK.NAIA men's soccer will be in the spotlight this season with its own game of the week. The NSCAA has partnered with Tourbeau Sports Group for a 12-game package of live stream broadcasts on NSCAATV.com, beginning with nine-time champion Lindsey Wilson in action Thursday against Spring Arbor (kickoff: 7 pm ET).