U.S. Soccer Celebrating #DrawWeek in Build-Up to 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw on Friday
Features, Mock Draw, National Team Player Commentary Among Activities as USA Nears Announcement of its Group for 2014 Tournament; Coverage of Dec. 6 Draw on ESPN2, WatchESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes
CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s National Team will know its World Cup group following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw on Friday, Dec. 6 (ESPN2, WatchESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes).
As the draw nears, U.S. Soccer is building up #DrawWeek with an assortment of feature stories, historical and statistical pieces and frequent social media elements to provide the utmost perspective and interaction with supporters.
On Thursday, Dec. 5, the day before the actual draw, U.S. Soccer is conducting a Mock Draw at U.S. Soccer House. Following FIFA’s draw regulations, the Mock Draw process will be captured on video and posted on ussoccer.com.
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw on Friday, U.S. MNT midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard will take to Twitter to provide their commentary and expertise on the process as the USA’s group is defined for Brazil. Bradley will take control of U.S. Soccer’s account @ussoccer and Howard will tweet from ESPN’s handle @espn. To follow, interact with and react toward this MNT play-by-play, use the #MB4 hashtag for Bradley and the #TimmyTakeover hashtag for Howard.
Immediately after Friday’s draw, U.S. Soccer will have reaction from USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and many National Team players.
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Draw takes place at Costa do Sauipe in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The actual draw takes place at approximately 11:45 a.m. ET, but outlets will cover the event at various times. ESPN2 will air a live two-hour special beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET that features coverage from Brazil and in-studio analysis. WatchESPN will air the event starting at 11 a.m. ET. Univision and Univision Deportes Network will also feature coverage before and during the World Cup Draw, starting at 11 a.m. ET.