U.S. Stars Donovan, Dempsey Duel in MLS Western Conference Championship Series Beginning Sunday on ESPN

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U.S. Stars Donovan, Dempsey Duel in MLS Western Conference Championship Series Beginning Sunday on ESPN

ESPN will continue its live presentation of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs with the first leg in Western Conference Championship, the Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m. on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio. The match between the league’s top two teams in the standings at season’s end includes two of the three finalists for the league’s most valuable player award – Robbie Keane (Los Angeles) and Obafemi Martins (Seattle).

With Keane and former U.S. men’s National Team star Landon Donovan in Los Angeles, as well as Martins and current U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey playing for Seattle, the two teams in this matchup rank among the league’s top-three in terms of the professional soccer experience and accomplishments of their strikers.  Highlights:

  • Adrian Healey (PxP), analyst Taylor Twellman and sideline reporter Monica Gonzalez will provide English-language commentary. Alexi Lalas will be on-site for studio segments.
  • Play-by-play announcer Richard Mendez and analyst Giovanni Savarese will call the action on ESPN Deportes.
  • Sunday’s Western Conference Championship match will begin Landon Donovan’s last two, possibly three if the Galaxy advance, straight matches as a professional soccer player on ESPN networks.
Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Fri, Nov 21 8:25 p.m. Liga MX – Morelia vs. Chivas ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio
  10:25 p.m. Liga MX – Xolos de Tijuana vs. Leon ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio
Sat, Nov 22 3 p.m. Central American and Caribbean Games – Mexico vs. Jamaica ESPN Deportes
  5:50 p.m. Liga MX – Puebla FC vs. Santos de Torreon ESPN Deportes
9 p.m. Liga MX – Pachuca vs. Veracruz ESPN Deportes
Sun, Nov 23 5 p.m. MLS Western Conference Championship ( 1st Leg) – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders ESPN / WatchESPN / ESPN Deportes / ESPN Deportes Radio

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Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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