ESPN and Univision to Provide Extensive Coverage for USA-Mexico, Presented by AT&T
ESPN to Air Four Previous Games on ESPN Classic; Fans Can Watch Three Unique Camera Views on ESPN3 During Match; Univision to Air ‘USA vs. Mexico: Eterna Rivalidad’ Special
ESPN to Air Four Previous Games on ESPN Classic; Fans Can Watch Three Unique Camera Views on ESPN3 During Match; Univision to Air â€˜USA vs. Mexico: Eterna Rivalidadâ€™ Special
CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2013) â€“ ESPN and Univision will be providing unprecedented coverage leading up to, and during, the U.S. Menâ€™s National Teamâ€™s 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Mexico, presented by AT&T, on Sept. 10 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Across their multiple platforms, the two networks will showcase the intense rivalry between the two countries and bring fans closer than ever before.
- From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ESPN Classic will air the last three U.S. Menâ€™s National Team home World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico in Columbus, all 2-0 victories (Feb. 28, 2001; Sept. 4, 2005, and Feb. 11, 2009). The marathon will also include the 0-0 draw earned by the U.S. against Mexico at Estadio Azteca on March 26, 2013.
- SportsCenter will conduct on-site interviews throughout the day starting at 9 a.m. and will continue through post-match segments on ESPNâ€™s flagship program hosted by Bob Ley.
- ESPN will kick off their match coverage with a special 90-minute preview by ESPN FC, livefrom the stadium at 5:30 ET on ESPN 2. The preview show will mark the first time ESPN FC will be on site for pre-match coverage. Immediately following the match, ESPN 3 will carry an ESPN FC Boot Room Extra and ESPN FCwill air a 30-minute program recapping the match on ESPN2 at 2 a.m.
- During the match, viewers will have a unique opportunity to watch the rivalry like never before on ESPN3. Fans will be able to watch three different feeds each focusing on a different camera view. The â€œGoal Line Camâ€ is a robotic camera with a unique view of fans and action around the goal, the â€œStar Player Camâ€ is a manned camera that will follow key U.S. players throughout the match, and the â€œEnd Zone Camâ€ that has a wide-angle view of the entire field.
- Click here for more information on ESPNâ€™s full coverage.
- On Sunday, Sept. 8, Univision Deportes Network will air a special program focusing on the long-standing competition between the two countries called â€œUSA vs. Mexico: Eterna Rivalidad (Eternal Rivalry)â€ at 8 p.m. ET.
- Univision Deportes will air prior USA-Mexico matches each day up to Tuesday, Sept. 10. Check local listings for specific game information and broadcast times.
- On Monday, Sept. 10, Camino a al Copa (Road to the World Cup) on Univision Deportes at 8 p.m. ET will focus on USA-Mexico, and Contacto Deportivo at 11 p.m. ET will have live coverage from Columbus, Ohio.
- On match day, coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Univision Deportes Futbol Club, which will be live with coverage from Columbus. UniMas and Univision Deportes Network will both air the live pre-game show Futbol Central.
- Along with airing on UniMas and Univision Deportes Network, the match will also be streamed live on Univisiondeportes.com.
The night before the match on Sept. 9, fans are invited to a U.S. Soccer Happy Hour and Pep Rally at the Bluestone in downtown Columbus. The happy hour will start at 5 p.m. and feature food and drink specials, as well as DJ Paul Devro playing for fans.
The Pep Rally will feature U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and select members of the team who will be on hand to interact with supporters. The event will also include appearances by World Cup veterans and former Columbus Crew standouts Frankie Hejduk and Brian McBride.