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NBC Universal to Offer mun2 to All Distribution Partners for Free on August 12 to Increase Access to U.S.-Mexico World Cup Qualifier

  • DirectTV (Channel 410) and Dish Network (Channel 838) Will Unlock mun2 for All Subscribers
  • Fans Can Watch USA-Mexico Qualifier at U.S. Soccer Official Bars Around the Country

CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2009) – An increased number of U.S. Soccer fans around the country will have the opportunity to watch the U.S. Men's National Team's crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Aug. 12 in English after NBC Universal announced it is offering mun2 as a free preview that day to all distribution partners.

The match at Estadio Azetca in Mexico City is set to kickoff at 3 p.m. with Telemundo providing simultaneous live Spanish-language coverage. Fans can also follow the game live on's MatchTracker and at

DirecTV and Dish Network have already agreed to unlock mun2 on Aug. 12, providing greater access to the channel to watch the English-language broadcast of the match. Mun2 is currently listed as channel 410 on DirecTV and channel 838 on Dish Network. Fans should check their local listing to confirm channel listings as the above information is subject to change.

Phil Schoen will provide play-by-play and former U.S. Men's National Team defender Marcelo Balboa will handle the color commentary for mun2.

Fans can also head to an U.S. Soccer Official Bars located around the country as most will show the English-language broadcast of the match on mun2. For a list of all official U.S. Soccer bars, click here.

The U.S. travels to Mexico City to resume World Cup qualifying after a busy summer which saw Bob Bradley's team reach the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. last faced Mexico in Estadio Azteca in 2005.