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USA-Honduras Available on Pay-Per-View on Wednesday


CHICAGO (Monday, March 26, 2001) - When the U.S. Men's National Team matches up against Honduras on Wednesday in San Pedro Sula, it will not only mark the first World Cup qualifying pay-per-view telecast in U.S. Soccer history, but is also just the fifth uninterrupted English-language broadcast of a road U.S. qualifier in the Federation's history. The match, which is the first of five road qualifiers for the U.S. in the final round of World Cup qualifying on the team's road to the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, will be shown live in the U.S. at 8:30 p.m. ET and is available for $19.95 through most cable pay-per-view providers, including iNDemand and TVN, as well as DirecTV and the DISH Network. Prior to qualifying for the 2002 World Cup began, only one U.S. road qualifier had ever been on English language TV without commercial interruption (the U.S. at Canada at the conclusion of 1998 qualifying).

With all three semifinal round road matches being broadcast, altogether 14 out of 16 U.S. 2002 World Cup qualifying matches are currently slated for English language TV on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, an impressive improvement over the 9 out of 16 qualifying matches which aired on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during 1998 qualifying.

Veteran soccer broadcasters Joe Tolleson and Seamus Malin will call the action when the U.S. Men match up against Honduras. The match is the first of five road qualifiers for the U.S. in the final round of World Cup qualifying on the team's road to the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan. The match will be shown live in the U.S. at 8:30 p.m. ET and is available for $19.95 through most cable pay-per-view providers, including iNDemand and TVN. Also available on DirecTV and the DISH Network, the pay-per-view telecast is being presented by Innovative Sports Marketing. For more information contact ISM at 201-610-0200 or ppvsports.com.

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