CHICAGO (March 2, 2012) – Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Network are set to broadcast every U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team match during the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament.
Universal Sports Network will broadcast all three of the USA’s first round matches against Cuba, Canada and El Salvador in Group A from LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The USA’s first match at LP Field kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on March 22 against Cuba. The team then takes on Canada at 7 p.m. on March 24, with Group A play wrapping up at 9 p.m. on March 26 against El Salvador.
Should the U.S. advance, it will play the second of two semifinal matches on Saturday, March 31. The all-important match to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics will be played at 9 p.m. ET at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and will be televised live on NBC Sports Network. The match will re-air at 12 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 1, on Universal Sports Network.
The winner from each semifinal will face each other in the championship game, both having earned a berth to London. The tournament final will also be played in Kansas City and will air live on Universal Sports at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 2.
Every match during the qualifying tournament will also be streamed live on CONCACAF.com.
Group B consists of Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago and all matches will be played at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Doubleheader events involving these four teams will be held March 23, 25 and 27.