MNT Weekend TV Schedule: Race for the World Cup Roster
Feb. 7, 2014
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The countdown clock continues to tick as the May deadline for FIFA World Cup-bound nations to submit their preliminary 30-man tournament rosters draws ever closer. U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann stating that, “The door remains open till the very last day,” for U.S. players in leagues all over the world, so the pressure to put in eye-catching performances increases with each match.
While, MLS-based players are gearing up for the domestic season, players abroad find themselves beginning their club campaigns in Mexico or cutting through the meat of seasons across Europe. With games taking place all over the globe from Friday night to Monday afternoon, Klinsmann and his staff will fan out across Europe to take in a couple games in person.
On Saturday, some of the coaches will pay a visit to Nurnberg to watch defender Timmy Chandler lace up his boots for a go-round with visiting Bayern Munich. GolTV will air the match live at 9:30 a.m. ET in the United States.
A second group will set up shop at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England, to check out Geoff Cameron and visiting Stoke City battle the Saints. The match will be available live on NBC Sports Live Extra at 10 a.m. ET.
Fans who wish to do some scouting of their own can check out the following list of games that will be broadcast in the United States this weekend, featuring up to 13 U.S. MNT players who will be looking to impress as the competition for a World Cup roster spot continues to heat up:
U.S. Men’s National Team on TV (all times ET) :
TIJUANA-MONTERREY (live) 10:30 p.m. (Liga MX)
Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez
NÜRNBERG-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 9:30 a.m. (Bundesliga)
NBC Sports Live Extra
SOUTHAMPTON-STOKE CITY (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
ASTON VILLA-WEST HAM (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
SUNDERLAND-HULL CITY (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
TOTTENHAM-EVERTON (live) 8:30 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
USA NETWORK, mun2
MANCHESTER UNITED-FULHAM (live) 11 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
PUEBLA-CHIVAS (live) 1 p.m. (Liga MX)
DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Orozco
SCHALKE-HANNOVER (live) 11:30 p.m. (Bundesliga)
NANTES-LYON (delay) 12:30 p.m. (League1)