January 18, 2012
Women's Olympic Qualifying will be shown
LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network will offer exclusive English-language telecasts of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying soccer tournament with coverage beginning Friday, January 20.
|All of the U.S. Women's National Team Olympic Qualifying games will be shown on Universal Sports Network
The network’s coverage includes of all United States matches including a semi-final from the tournament, as well as a re-air of NBC Sports Network’s finals match. The network will provide tournament coverage of five matches both on-air and through free online streaming at UniversalSports.com. The tournament will take place January 19-29 from Vancouver, Canada.
Calling the network’s tournament coverage will be Glenn Davis, voice of two World Cups and part of NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain.
The U.S. women’s team, currently ranked first in the FIFA World Rankings are the defending Olympic champions, and will make its first major tournament appearance since the FIFA World Cup last summer, where the Americans placed second after losing on penalty kicks to Japan. The United States will play Mexico, who upset the Americans in the semifinals of last year’s CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying, as well as Guatemala and the Dominican Republic in the group play of the tournament.
Universal Sports Network will also have exclusive English-language telecasts of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, which takes places March 22-April 2. The opening rounds will be played in Carson, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn., with the semifinals and final taking place at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language television coverage of tournament in the U.S.
Universal Sports Network/UniversalSports.com Schedule
Date Match Time (ET)
January 20 USA vs. Dominican Republic 10:30 p.m. LIVE
January 22 USA vs. Guatemala 7:30 p.m. LIVE
January 24 USA vs. Mexico 10:30 p.m. LIVE
January 27 Semifinal TBD LIVE
January 29 Final (NBCSN) 8:00 p.m.
January 29 Final(NBCSN re-air) 11:00 p.m.