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U.S. Soccer Coaching Symposium to Be Held May 29-30 in Conjunction With U.S. MNT Match Against Five-Time FIFA World Cup Champion Brazil in Landover, Md.


“A” Licensed Coaches Can Earn Two CEUs; Coaches Will Attend a U.S. MNT Training Session and the Match on May 30 Against Brazil

CHICAGO (Feb. 10, 2012) – U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department will host a Coaching Symposium on May 29-30 in conjunction with the U.S. Men's National Team's match against Brazil in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Men's National Team continues its competition against the world's top teams when they host five-time World Cup champions Brazil on Wednesday, May 30 in Landover, Md. Kickoff for the USA's first ever match at FedExField is set for 8 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision. Fans can also follow the match live online via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.

Registration for the symposium includes two days of educational presentations and discussions, an opportunity to observe a U.S. MNT training session, a match ticket, a pre-game reception, pre-game field access and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet scouting and training notebook. Cost for the symposium is $250 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $260 for non-members. Registration is open to all U.S. Soccer-licensed coaches.

The high-profile friendly takes place before the U.S. begins 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8.

"This symposium will give coaches a unique opportunity to examine the USA's final preparations prior to a major international competition," said U.S. Soccer Director of Coaching Education Dave Chesler.

U.S. Soccer "A" licensed coaches will earn two "Continuing Education Units" for attending this symposium and completing a written technical component related to this match.

U.S. MNT vs. Brazil Coaching Symposium Tentative Schedule

Date Time (ET) Event
May 29 2-2:45 p.m. Registration
May 29 3-4:45 p.m. Presentation
May 29 5 p.m. Training
May 29 7 p.m. Presentation
May 30 3:30-6:15 p.m. Presentation
May 30 6:30 p.m. Pre-game Reception
May 30 7 p.m. Observe on-field warm-ups
May 30 8 p.m. U.S. Men's National Team vs. Brazil
May 30 10:30 p.m. Post-game Match Analysis

Schedule is subject to change. Times may be adjusted to accommodate changes in training schedule and coaching staff. More information will be available in due course.

Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to Bryan Koch in the U.S. Soccer Coaching Department at bkoch@ussoccer.org or 312-528-1219.


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