The USA will be missing some key pieces and trying to fill out the final spots for next year's World Cup traveling roster. Jamaica will be trying to save some face in an otherwise dismal final round of CONCACAF's Hexagonal. What's not to love?
World Cup Watch Party at Farmers Gastropub by James Radke
In addition to the US Men's team World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday there are a number of additional games of interest available from around the world. It's a FIFA date ensuring availability of key Club players so you'll be able to see all your favorites.
The U.S. Men's National Team's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Jamaica on Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, has sold out. Nearly 24,000 spectators will
be on hand to watch the U.S. at the home of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, marking the fifth
sellout for MNT matches played at the stadium.
The U.S. Men's National Team wraps up preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against
Jamaica. The U.S. first faces the Reggae Boyz on Sept. 7 in Kingston. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT,
and the match will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT.
Will Parchman of No Short Corners offers Top 5 things to watch for against Jamaica By the way,
he's not a Zusi fan although it seems
Zusi Rising in the Ranks
FOX Sports has sub-licensed the Europa League Spanish-language rights to ESPN Deportes this season, which means that soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch Europa League action on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com in addition to English language broadcasts on FOX Sports and FOX Soccer 2Go.
It's USA vs Mexico on Tuesday. Late start on ESPN, 9:15 pm broadcast. For those not worrying about school night responsibilities, the American Outlaw Chapter in Springfield is holding a watch party at RyMac's downtown. There's a free keg of beer to start in celebration of their recently becoming an official chapter.
The Major League Soccer Combine got underway over the weekend, with college players from around the country meeting in Florida to showcase their wares to coaches, agents, general mangers and more in advance of the upcoming MLS SuperDraft. There are also a handful of foreign players invited to the event.
Below are television listings for all the international friendlies on September 7, 2012.
Brazil v South Africa, 2:45 PM
Gol TV (USA/Canada), Digi Sport (Romania/Hungary), Sport 1 (Israel),
Arena Sport (Serbia), Sport 1 (Israel), Arena Sport (Serbia)
Spain v Saudi Arabia, 4:00 PM
ESPN3 (USA), ESPN (Australia/South America), TVE La Primera (Spain),
SuperSport (Africa), Sport 2 (Israel/Hungary/Slovakia/Czech Republic),
C+ (France), Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East), Sport TV3 (Portugal),
TV2 Sport (Norway),
Sunday'sÂ Liverpool-Arsenal match at Anfield is the marquee matchup of the weekend, but there
are a bunch of games worth checking in on if you're looking for something to watch. Â Especially if
any of the transfer activity shows up on the pitch.
Here are our picks a few games each from the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A (plus one from
Saturday, Sept 1
10:00am Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City Fox Soccer Channel,Â Fox Deportes
12:30pm Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers Fox Soccer Channel,Â Fox Deportes
2:45pm Bologna vs Milan beIN Sport 1 USA,Â RAI Interna.
The second Clasico in as many weeks takes place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid
will attempt to overturn a 3-2 deficit to bitter rival Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish
SuperCopa (4:30 p.m., ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes).
Barcelona battled back for the opening-leg win after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the
second half last Thursday, getting an equalizer from Pedro a minute later that was followed by
consecutive goals from Lionel Messi and Xavi.
Some quality Club soccer available on ESPN3 Sunday. The Disney Showcase is wrapping up for the boys today with only the Championship games remaining on Sunday.
7:00 AM CST Disney Soccer Showcase U18/19 Boys Showcase Black Championship 2SV Sports International (Brazil) vs Concorde Fire Elite (GA) The international visitor faces off against a USYSA National League squad that advanced on goal differential
9:15 AM CST Disney Soccer Showcase U18/19 Boys USSF Developmental Academy Championship Dallas Texans vs Concorde Fire (GA)
11:30 AM CST Disney Soccer Showcase U17 Boys Showcase Red Championship FC DALLAS YOUTH 96 PREMIER vs OBGC SOCCER RANGERS (MD) A return to the final for OBGC who won the U16 title in 2011 over Concorde Fire.
Brad Guzan tests his mettle against Chelsea this weekend Activity has tapered off in Europe as many leagues head into a brief winter respite, but there's still action to be seen from several U.S. players abroad, including some head-to-head matchups and a couple games against the big boys of Europe.
There is plenty of TV action this week including an ACC matchup that features #1 Florida State vs #2 Duke on Thursday evening. On Sunday you can see #13 Mizzou as they travel to South Carolina for an SEC Conference game.
From Seminole Soccer Top-ranked Florida State (6-0-0) begins the defense of its conference championship this week as the Seminoles open ACC play welcoming No.
The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team and Germany meet in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Final in a clash of two-time champions on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Tokyo National Stadium in Japan.
Live coverage of the match starts at 5:10 a.m. CT on ESPNU and ESPN3. The USA
advanced past Nigeria 2-0 in Tuesday's semifinal while Germany posted a 3-0 shutout against host
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Union, MLS, and
U.S. National team related news and notes...
United States Lineup Projection: Anyone's Guess With Donovan Out [Kevin McCauley, Stars and
Stripes FC] - "Projecting a first choice starting XI for the United States when everyone is healthy
isn't too tough, but when two key players are missing?
This U.S. U-20 WNT held its last training together today and now only a good night's sleep and a
few meals remain before the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final against Germany at Tokyo National
It's has been quite a journey for this young U.S. team, one they have enjoyed tremendously and one
which has seen them grow as people and players across the entire cycle leading into this
The USA celebrates Morgan Brian's opening goal in the semifinal
The U.S. U-20 WNT put on another excellent performance to down Nigeria 2-0 in the semifinal of the
2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. It was the USA's second consecutive victory over a team that had
won its first round group and now a much-anticpated World Cup Final against Germany awaits.
The U.S. Under-20 women's national team will get a chance to make up for its one major blemish
at this year's World Cup on the biggest possible stage.
Goals from Morgan Brian and Keaila Ohai lifted the U.S. U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in
the semifinals at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Tuesday, putting them in position capture a
third U-20 World Cup title.
The U.S. had its pre-match training today at the Tokyo National Stadium, which will host both
semifinal matches, and it certainly met with their approval. The 48,000-seat venue was built for
the 1964 Summer Olympics and is in remarkably good shape for such an old venue.
The field is in fantastic condition and big crowds are expected for both matches with the bigger of
course filing in to watch the Japan-Germany game at 7:30 p.
As the sun goes down in Tokyo, the USA hits the field for training
The U.S. U-20 WNT arrived in Tokyo on Sept. 1 and hit the training field in the afternoon. The
cooler evening temperatures with a nice breeze were much appreciated by the U.S. team that had been
training and playing in hot, muggy weather this entire trip.
The U.S. U-20 WNT held its final practice today before the quarterfinal clash with North Korea on
Aug. 31 (coverage starts at 6:20 a.m. ET on ESPNU and ESPN3) and it was the hottest day of numerous
hot days the U.S. team has experienced in Japan.
With temps hitting 95 on the field and the heat index climbing to 11o, the players went through
their paces during a short training that did not lack intensity, despite the heat.
Julie Johnston and Becca Wann try to set their heading record
FIFA has given the USA its one pre-game in-venue training two days before the game a few times in
this tournament and it was the same here in Saitama so the Americans did a very light session that
was more regeneration than soccer on a beautiful and warm night in this city that sits just
northwest of Tokyo.
Via US Soccer Despite dropping its final Group D match in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Germany, the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team advanced to the
quarterfinals of the tournament. Video highlights can be seen below.
In Monday's other Group D match, China PR defeated Ghana 1-0 to finish the group stage with four
points alongside the USA.
Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying
The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica
Friday night, where the U.S. can claim sole possession of first place in its qualifying group with
The U.S. WNT has touched down in Frankfurt, Germany to prepare for its April 5 clash with Germany at Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium in Offenbach. The match will kick-off at 6:15 p.m. local / 12:15 p.m. ET and fans can watch the match -- presented by ESPNW -- streamed live on ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPNW.
The USA trained for the first time in Frankfurt on the afternoon of March 30 in what the weather app said was 41 degrees, but it felt more like 31, maybe even 21.
The MLS Superdraft 2013 will be this Thursday at 11am. The First overall selections will be on ESPN Sportscenter. To continue watching the draft, you can turn to ESPN3, ESPNFC, MLSsoccer.com, MLS club websites and YouTube.
On Friday, Major League Soccer announced that the SuperDraft, presented by adidas, will be beamed around the globe via an innovative distribution method featuring ESPN SportsCenter and a number of online streaming partners including ESPN3, ESPNFC, MLSsoccer.
Aw, poor kids. Back we go to calling French Fries "Freedom" Fries.
Well, Team U.S.A., despite the approved length of their shorts, are likely already back in class at their respective high schools and colleges (friggin' overachievers), with a tie against North Korea this past Saturday not quite enough to move on in the tournament.
Now, my queue of matches to watch on ESPN3 is growing by the day, but let me comment anyway on things I have yet to see. Mexico scores first for North America, and so happy to see that, since I sorta predicted they would, because--hey--not every team attends a World Cup tournament just to sing and dance.
CHARLOTTESVILLE â€“ The No. 5 Virginia women's soccer team concludes a four-game homestand on Sunday with a top-10 showdown with No. 6 North Carolina at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. Game time is 2 p.m., and the game will be available to watch online through Cavaliers Live (subscription required).
The new USMNT roster has just been announced only minutes ago. Sean Johnson has again been
called up, which is great news for Fire and USMNT fans. He has earned his spot on the team with his
hard works and goal play, and Jurgen is rewarding him for it. This squad will be facing Jamaica,
not once, but twice back to back for World Cup Qualifying.
U.S. WNT KICKS OFF FAN TRIBUTE TOUR AGAINST COSTA RICA: The U.S. Women's National
Team begins its Fan Tribute Tour on Saturday, Sept. 1, as the gold medal winners host Costa Rica at
2:30 p.m. ET at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., the hometown of star striker Abby Wambach. The
match will be broadcast live on NBC.
Image:Â Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe. Via a tip from reader, Carolina: "Very sad news
for us USA Kickettes that don't have satellite service.Â ESPN3 did stream the Spanish Super Cup,
but not sure if they will show other Liga matches." American Kickettes, what do you make of this