January 28, 2010
IT'S AS EASY AS ABC
U.S.-England on the big network
CHICAGO -- The United States' highly anticipated match against England in their opening game of the World Cup will be broadcast live on ABC HD from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, South Africa Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. ET.
|Jozy Altidore and the U.S. National Team will take on England on ABC on June 12.
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Details of the Spanish language broadcast schedule will be available in the near future.
The schedule continues with U.S.-Slovenia from Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria June 18, with the U.S. closing out Group C action against Algeria from Ellis Park in Johannesburg June 23. Both matches will be broadcast live on ESPN/ESPN360.com at 9:30 a.m. ET.
ESPN will present comprehensive coverage of the World Cup June 11-July 11 from 10 stadiums in nine cities. All 64 matches will be aired live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC and extensive coverage on ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV. World Cup studio programs, including pre-match, halftime and post-match segments also will be presented in high definition.
ESPN will air 44 World Cup matches from South Africa – the most ever for the network in one tournament. ABC will broadcast 10, concluding with the title match Sunday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. ET from Soccer City in Johannesburg.
The United States will face El Salvador in Tampa, Fla., in their second match of the year on Feb. 24. Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and TeleFutura.
The U.S. will travel to face the third-ranked Netherlands in Amsterdam March 3. Kickoff at the Amsterdam ArenA is set for 8:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura. The match falls on the only international fixture date before the start of the tournament in South Africa, and will be the U.S.’s final game before naming the World Cup roster in early May.