Live Coverage Information: USA-Mexico
This article includes the latest information on how to watch or follow the U.S.-Mexico game on TV, radio and the internet. All times listed are for Wednesday, Aug. 12, unless otherwise indicated.
Aug. 11, 2009
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mun2 and Telemundo, 3 p.m. CT
The skinny: The match will be televised nationally in the U.S. in English on mun2 and in Spanish on Telemundo. NBC Universal has announced that it will be offering mun2 as a free preview on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to all distribution partners. DirecTV and Dish Network have already agreed to unlock mun2 on Aug. 12 (mun2 is currently listed as channel 410 on DirecTV [UPDATE: DirecTV's free preview of mun2 during the game will be 203. 410 is the regular programming channel for subscribers who already receive mun2] and channel 838 on Dish Network). It has been reported that AT&T U-verse TV, Charter, Comcast and Time Warner Cable will be picking up mun2 for the day. Fans should check local listings to confirm availability. If you’ve found mun2 and Telemundo in your local listings, feel free to post the channel information below in the comments.
Pregame Television Coverage:
ESPN SportsCenter 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Special, 2:30 p.m. CT
The skinny: Despite not having the rights to broadcast the game, ESPN is providing extensive coverage. For the first time ever, ESPN will air a live remote pre-match show for a soccer event that it is not televising. Starting with the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter on Tuesday, Aug. 11, there will be live reports by Bob Ley, Alexi Lalas and Pedro Gomez from outside of Estadio Azteca.
ESPN Deportes Futbol Picante, 2 p.m. CT
The skinny: ESPN’s Spanish-language network in the U.S., will feature up to eight hours of live news and information programming around the match led by three live hours of Futbol Picante (one-hour match preview at 2 p.m. CT and a two-hour post-match edition at 5 p.m. CT). ESPN Deportes programs will originate from three locations in Mexico City with three sets of soccer hosts and analysts.
terra.com and futbolestelar.tv
The skinny: terra.com will be streaming the Telemundo feed of the game in the United States.
The skinny: USA-Mexico will mark the debut of the new ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. Get the lineups, statistics and live text updates via MatchTracker after browsing pre-game coverage from Official Site of the U.S. Soccer Federation including the MNT Blog and Studio 90.
The skinny: U.S. Soccer’s official twitter feed will provide updates. Visit www.twitter.com/ussoccer to follow the action and get regular updates on the national teams in short form.
Futbol de Primera Radio Network
The skinny: The largest Hispanic radio network in the U.S. has more than 95 affiliate stations across the U.S. Check the radio dial in your area or visit fdpradio.com for a list of cities with affiliates for this Spanish-language presentation of the game.
At the Bar:
Official U.S. Soccer Bars
The skinny: Whether it’s Pour House in Washington, D.C. (the August 2009 Bar of the Month) or any of the other more than 25 bars nationwide that are Official Bars of U.S. Soccer, the game will be on. Get out from behind the desk or off the couch for a few hours to enjoy the game with fellow U.S. Soccer fans as passionate as you.
Where and how will you be watching? Let us know in the comments.