U.S. Soccer to Feature Match Access Coverage of U.S. MNT on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 Live on ussoccer.com
Match Access Provides Live Look at MNT Training on Jan. 31 and Exclusive Player Interviews; Game Day Experience Includes Behind-the-Scenes Coverage Pre- and Post-Game from StubHub Center
CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2014) – U.S. Soccer will provide an exclusive look at the U.S. Men’s National Team heading into its 2014 opener. Live on ussoccer.com, U.S. Soccer will feature Match Access coverage of the team on Friday, Jan. 31, and on Saturday, Feb. 1.
ussoccer.com will be on site at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif., on both days as the U.S. MNT prepares for Saturday’s match against the Korea Republic (2 p.m. PT; ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio and UniMas).
On Jan. 31, ussoccer.com’s Match Access coverage airs starting at 11:30 a.m. PT from StubHub Center. The day will feature a press conference with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and a player at 11:45 a.m., followed by mixed zone footage and interviews, and capped off by a live look at the U.S. MNT’s training at 12:30 p.m.
On Feb. 1, Match Access will be on site for the USA’s arrival to the stadium, capture footage of the team through a “tunnel cam” and conduct pre-game interviews. Following the USA-Korea Republic game, Match Access will feature live footage of Klinsmann’s post-game press conference and interview players in the mixed zone.
The live Match Access video stream will be available through the home page of ussoccer.com.
The U.S. MNT spent two weeks in Sao Paul, Brazil, as part of an opportunity to go through a “dry run” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The MNT returned to the United States this past Saturday and resumed training on Monday in Carson. Klinsmann named a 22-player roster for the final portion of camp, as this group prepares for its first match of 2014 against the Korea Republic.
StubHub Center is the site of the USA’s first game of the year for the seventh time since 2004, with the U.S. posting a 3-1-2 record in those previous games. The U.S. MNT is coming off a record-setting 2013 campaign, posting the most victories (16) and best winning percentage (.761) in team history. The USA has advanced to the FIFA World Cup for the seventh-straight occasion (10th time overall).