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ussoccer.com's DrawTracker to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of 2006 FIFA World Cup Final Draw


Behind-the-Scenes “Journey to Germany” DVD Chronicling the USA’s
2006 World Cup Qualifying Campaign Available Now at ussoccer.com

CHICAGO (December 8, 2005) — Continuing the performance of delivering the most exclusive, extensive  coverage of the important events in U.S. Soccer, ussoccer.com’s DrawTracker will provide blanket coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final Draw being held Friday, Dec. 9 in Leipzig, Germany. Fans will be able to follow DrawTracker beginning at 3 p.m. ET that afternoon, with team selection scheduled to begin at 3:20 p.m. ET.

In addition to real-time posting of all selections, DrawTracker provides comprehensive coverage including:

• Live text commentary on the USA’s opponents from MNT assistant coach Glenn Myernick
• Video of Bruce Arena’s reactions to the Final Draw
• Detailed background information on all 32 teams
• A complete schedule
• Access to pre-draw video, podcasts and photos

Also, ussoccer.com has launched the U.S. Soccer Travel Center, a valuable resource accessible through DrawTracker for all fans planning to head to Germany next summer. From venue information and city guides, to all the information you need on passports, visas and traveling in Germany, the ussoccer.com World Cup Travel Resource Center has it all. The Travel Center and DrawTracker will also offer a wealth of information on the city of Hamburg, the site of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s base camp during the FIFA World Cup.
 
FIFA announced Tuesday the eight seeded teams that will be placed atop the eight groups, as well as the pots containing the balance of the 32 team field. The U.S. was placed in Pot 4 alongside fellow CONCACAF countries Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the four Asian qualifiers (Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea). With Mexico being placed as one of eight seeds in Pot 1, the U.S. will be placed in a group with one of the other seeded teams: Germany, Brazil, Argentina, England, France, Italy or Spain. The remaining two U.S. opponents will come one each from Pot 2 (Australia, Africa and South American) and Pot 3 (Europe).

“Journey to Germany” Chronicles U.S. World Cup Qualifying Success

“Journey to Germany” - the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. Men's National Team in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying – is now available at ussoccer.com. For the first time anywhere, U.S. Soccer brings you a collection of behind-the-scenes all_access videos telling the story of 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying with the U.S. Men's National Team. This compilation features all_access videos produced throughout the team's run to Germany, as well as new footage that tells the complete story of qualifying. This is the behind-the-scenes access you can't get anywhere else.

Watch the Trailer!

"Journey To Germany" DVD features more than 60 minutes of extra time bonus features, including:

• Highlights and goals from throughout qualifying
• CONCACAF Gold Cup behind-the-scenes recap
• USA vs. England behind-the-scenes recap
• Exclusive qualifying breakdown interview with Bruce Arena
• Hidden all_access exclusives

--Order "Journey to Germany" DVD,
available exclusively at ussoccerstore.com--

For more information on the FIFA World Cup Final Draw and “Journey to Germany” log on to ussoccer.com.

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