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ESPN Deportes and ESPN360.com to Broadcast All 16 Games of Men's Olympic Qualifying Live


CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2008) -- The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team’s road through 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying will be broadcast live on ESPN Deportes, which will broadcast all 16 matches of the tournament as the exclusive Spanish-language rights holders. In addition, ESPN360.com will also show all 16 games live online, and will have a replay of each game available on demand for 48-hours following its completion. English-language broadcast information will be announced later this week.

The eight-team event, which includes national teams at the Under-23 age level, will be played as eight doubleheaders from March 11-23, 2008, and will send two finalists to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The U.S. will play its Group A games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. against Cuba on March 11 at 8 p.m. ET, Panama on March 13 at 8 p.m. ET and Honduras on March 15 at 7 p.m. ET.

Should the U.S. advance, it will move to Nashville, where both Semifinal matches will take place on March 20 at LP Field. ESPN Deportes will broadcast both semifinal games, and both the Third-place Game and Final on March 23.

Group A (Tampa, Florida; Raymond James Stadium)
Date            Home             Visitor                 Kickoff (local)
March 11    Panama         Honduras          5:30 p.m. ET
March 11    USA                Cuba                   8 p.m. ET

March 13    Honduras      Cuba                   5:30 p.m. ET
March 13    USA                 Panama             8 p.m. ET

March 15    Cuba              Panama             4:30 p.m. ET
March 15    USA                Honduras          7 p.m. ET

Group B (Carson, California; The Home Depot Center)
Date           Home              Visitor                 Kickoff (local)
March 12   Haiti                 Guatemala        5:30 p.m. PT
March 12   Canada           Mexico                8 p.m. PT

March 14  Canada            Haiti                    5:30 p.m. PT
March 14  Mexico              Guatemala        8 p.m. PT

March 16  Guatemala      Canada              3:30 p.m. PT
March 16  Mexico              Haiti                    6 p.m. PT

Final Stage (Nashville, Tennessee; LP Field)
Date              Matchup                       Kickoff (local)
March 20      Semifinal 1*                  5 p.m. CT
March 20      Semifinal 2 *                 8 p.m. CT

March 23      Third-Place Match       1 p.m. CT
March 23      Final                               4 p.m. CT

* Winner advances to 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing

 

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