Major League Soccer and the NBC Sports Group have agreed to a three-year media rights agreement that begins at the start of the 2012 MLS season.
The deal calls for 45 MLS games and four U.S. men's national team contests to be televised live on both NBC and NBC Sports Network each season. NBC Sports Network is the newly named cable channel that will be rebranded from Versus on Jan. 2, 2012.
Each season NBC will broadcast two regular-season MLS games, two playoff games, and two appearances by the U.S. men's national team. The NBC Sports Network will televise 38 regular-season games, three playoff games, and two U.S. men's national team matches.