Looking at the Long Weekend

The Memorial Day holiday is upon us and that includes a full slate of games on national television.  In addition to Major League Soccer, the USMNT will play a friendly versus Scotland at Everbank Filed in Jacksonville.  The Scotland match will be televised by NBC Sports Network and will feature the network’s lead soccer tandem of Arlo White and Kyle Martino.  As a result, NBCSN, which will also televise two MLS matches during the weekend, will need to bring some veteran soccer talent to the booth.  According to the always excellent Jonathan Tannenwald, J.P. DellaCamera and Brian Dunseth will man the booth for Houston vs. Los Angeles and Kansas City vs. San Jose.  Those games will bookend the Saturday night match.

The national television schedule concludes mid-week with an ESPN2 broadcast of the United States versus Brazil.  The game will be telecast live from FedEx Field in Maryland.

Enjoy the long weekend.  On Tuesday we will back with a long weekend version of the Monday After.

Most of the league is set to take an extended break following this weekend’s matches.