US SoccerUS Soccer

Galavision to Broadcast FIFA U-17 World Championship


U.S. U-17 MNT Notes
August 8, 2003
Manchester, England


GALAVISION TO BROADCAST 2003 FIFA UNDER-17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

All three of the USA’s first round games during the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Finland will be televised on Galavision (see broadcast schedule below). The U.S., which is in Group D with South Korea, Sierra Leone and Spain, opens up the tournament against South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 14. The match will be broadcast same-day delay at 1 p.m. ET and PT. The USA’s other two matches against Sierra Leone and Spain will be televised live. Fans can also follow the action live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.

U.S. U-17 MNT GALAVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE IN FINLAND

Thursday, Aug. 14        USA-South Korea (delayed, 1 p.m. ET/PT)
Sun., Aug. 17                USA-Sierra Leone (live, 7:55 a.m. ET / live 6:55 a.m. CT / delay 7:55 a.m. PT)
Wed., Aug. 20               USA-Spain (live, 12:55 p.m. ET/ delay, 1 p.m. PT)

REMAINING GALAVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE OF FINLAND 2003

Aug. 13        Mexico-Colombia (live, 12:55 p.m. ET/PT)
Aug. 16        Finland-Mexico (live, 10:25 am ET / 7:25 am PT).
Aug. 16        Argentina-Costa Rica (delay, 12:30 p.m. ET / delay 9:30 am PT).
Aug. 19        Mexico-China (live, 10:25 a.m. ET / delay, 10:25 am PT)
Aug. 23        Quarterfinal: 1B-2A (live, 10:55 a.m. ET / delay, 11 a.m. PT)
Aug. 24        Quarterfinal: 1D-2C (live, 10:55 a.m. ET/ delay, 11 a.m. PT)
Aug. 27        Semifinal (delay, 12:55 p.m. ET/PT
Aug. 30        Final (live, 8:55 a.m. ET / delay, 8:55 a.m. PT)
        OR (live, 5:55 a.m. PT, if U.S., Mexico, Brazil or Argentina is in the final)

THE FINAL PREPARATION BEFORE FINLAND

The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will face Nigeria at Manchester United’s Carrington Training Center on Saturday (August 9) at 11 a.m. in its fourth and final World Championship preparation match in England. In the past week, the U.S. has won all three of its previous matches against Blackburn Rovers (4-2), Australia (1-0) and Manchester United (2-1). After the match against Nigeria, the U.S. will travel to Lahti, Finland on Sunday, August 10 to compete in the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Championship.

QUICK HITS
  •  14-year-old  Freddy Adu may not play in Saturday’s game against Nigeria due to a slight ankle sprain he suffered during the Manchester United game on Thursday. As a precaution he didn’t practice on Friday morning and is listed as day-to-day, but should be fine when the team arrives in Finland
  • Co-captain Corey Ashe is also a bit banged up with a right quadriceps strain and also sat out during practice on Friday.
  • Nigeria defeated an Everton FC youth team 3-0 on Wednesday.
  • Every field player saw action during the team’s 2-1 win over Manchester United on Thursday (August 7). The only two players to remain on the bench were goalkeepers Phil Marfuggi and Steve Sandbo.
  • The team took a trip to Manchester United’s stadium, Old Trafford, today after practice. The team got a tour of the stadium, which included the chance to see the players’ locker room and entrance tunnel.
  • The U.S. Under-17 MNT last faced Nigeria in the 2001 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Trinidad & Tobago, falling to the eventual runner-up of the tournament 2-0.
  • Nigeria is also competing in the World Championship and is in the Group B, considered the “Group of Death,” along with Argentina, Costa Rica and Australia.
  • Nigeria lost to Sierra Leone, the USA’s second opponent at the World Championship, 1-0 in the semi-finals of the African Junior Championship. Nigeria still qualified for Finland by taking winning the third place match over Egypt 3-1.

JULES ADDS ANOTHER ENTRY
Julian “Jules” Valentin has added the fourth entry into his journal as he continues to provide you with an inside look at the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team during their preparation matches in England, and as they compete in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. In this installment, Jules talks about the team’s trip to Old Trafford, their unbearable ice baths, how he got to meet Manchester United’s Tim Howard, assistant coach Peter Mellor’s “Play of the Day,” and gives the inside information on forward Jacob Peterson.

link: /articles/viewArticle.jsp_40866.html

×