CHICAGO (June 15, 2007) – Quite literally the busiest month in U.S. Soccer history, is in full swing as the non-stop summer schedules for the U.S. Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams begin to ratchet up this weekend with games, training camps and a World Cup roster release.
On Saturday, the U.S. Men’s National Team will continue its quest to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup title when they face off against Panama in the tournament quarterfinals just three hours before the U.S. Women’s National Team faces China in Cleveland as they officially kick-off their Send-Off Series in advance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team is also active this week, with head coach Thomas Rongen announcing his final FIFA U-20 World Cup roster on Friday as the team assembles in New Jersey for the final preparation camp in advance of Canada 2007.
Follow U.S. Soccer's Hectic Schedule:
-U.S. Men in Gold Cup Quarterfinals
-WNT Begin Send off Series in Cleveland
-Latest MNT News on the Summer Blog
-Studio 90 Summer Tour Covering it All
-U.S. Under-20 Prepping for Canada 2007
-Copa America on the Horizon for MNT
Covering all of these events and more is ussoccer.com’s popular Studio 90: Summer Tour, starting with a unique video presentation of Rongen’s 21-player roster for the FIFA U-20 World Cup (watch here). The video roster release is in the June 14 episode of Studio 90 and provided fans with a sneak peak at the roster being formally announced later on Friday.
On Saturday, fans are in for a rare doubleheader treat with the MNT and WNT playing on the same day, just hours apart. The MNT will kick things off with their Gold Cup quarterfinal match against Panama at 4 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., live on Fox Soccer Channel and Univision. Directly after the MNT match, fans can get online and go to ussoccer.com to catch the MatchACCESS broadcast of the WNT’s match against China at 7 p.m. ET at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Fans can also follow both games on-line via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
Leading up to both games, fans can check out Studio 90’s video features on the MNT and WNT, and the MNT Summer Blog, which provides all the behind-the-scenes activities as the Men bounce all around the United States in their quest for the Gold Cup.
Studio 90’s Summer Tour will also continue through the MNT’s participation in the upcoming Copa America in Venezuela and throughout the U.S. Under-20 MNT’s appearance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.