TeleFutura and ESPN3.com to Broadcast USA-Chile Match Live on Jan. 22 from The Home Depot Center
Kickoff Time Moved to 7 p.m. PT; Tickets Now on Sale for USA’s First Match of 2011
Jan. 10, 2011
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CHICAGO (Jan. 10, 2011) – TeleFutura and ESPN3.com will broadcast the U.S. Men’s National Team’s first match of 2011 when they face Chile on Saturday, Jan. 22, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (tickets). The kickoff time has been moved to 7 p.m. PT. Fans can also follow the match live via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
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The team began training Jan. 5 at The HDC, with U.S. head coach Bob Bradley calling a total of 25 players into camp. This is the first January camp of the new World Cup cycle. In the lead up to the USA’s dramatic run in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 10 players from January camps went on to represent the United States in South Africa. For the latest information from Carson, visit the MNT Blog.
The U.S. and Chile have met eight times in their history, beginning with a 5-2 victory for Chile in the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. has won the last three contests, including a 2-1 win in their opening match of the 1995 Copa America in which the United States finished fourth. With a victory in January, the U.S. would level the life-time series which now sits at 3-4-1 overall.
Chile finished second in Group H at the 2010 FIFA World Cup behind eventual champions Spain based on goal differential, having earned six points from two victories. The dynamic Chileans were bested by Brazil in the Round of 16. The team finished second in CONMEBOL qualifying for the World Cup, just one point behind Brazil and five points ahead of Argentina. Impressively, nearly half of their points in qualifying came from results on the road.
The U.S. Men's National Team has a nearly unblemished record at The Home Depot Center, compiling an 8-1-1 record since playing its first game in Carson in 2004. In fact, since opening with a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Jan. 18, 2004, the USA had won eight matches in a row, with 27 goals scored and only four surrendered until the 3-1 loss to Honduras this past January. Seven of the games at the HDC have been international friendlies, while two games (both in 2007) have been part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In the lone World Cup qualifier at The Home Depot Center, the USA posted a record-tying 8-0 victory against Barbados on June 15, 2008.
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