CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2016) – Jurgen Klinsmann will announce the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica with FOX Sports’ Rob Stone via an interactive live broadcast exclusively on Facebook on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Stone and Klinsmann will unveil the roster at halftime of the New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact MLS Playoff game (roughly 5:10 p.m. ET) on FOX Soccer’s Facebook page, which will be shared by U.S. Soccer and Klinsmann’s pages. Klinsmann will answer fans’ questions about the roster and upcoming matches throughout the broadcast.
The roster announcement marks the beginning of “Facebook Live Week”, which will include exclusive live video content on its official Facebook page to provide behind-the-scenes access to the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams as they prepare for their respective games later in the week. The program will include live player Q&As, coverage from training and access to relevant media availability on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page all week long.
“Facebook Live Week” will also feature a 60-minute Live Players’ Cut, in which Jeff Agoos, Josh Wolff and Stone will interact with fans during a condensed version of the USA’s 2-0 win against Mexico in World Cup Qualifying on Feb. 28, 2001. The Live Players’ Cut will air at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 11 from the fan hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
The MNT will kick off CONCACAF’s Final Round of World Cup Qualifying, also known as the Hex, for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia against Mexico, presented by AT&T, at 7:45 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 11 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus on FS1. The match marks the USA’s fifth consecutive home World Cup qualifier against Mexico to be played in Columbus. The past four have all ended in a 2-0 USA win.
The MNT will then travel to San Jose, Costa Rica for a World Cup qualifier against Los Ticos on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, which will air live on beIN SPORTS.
The WNT is set to host Romania in a pair of friendlies, first on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., which will be broadcast on ESPN2, and again on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. PT at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., which will air on FS1.