Networks prepare for week of USA-Mexico soccer
El Paso, TX — Tuesday, September 10, the U.S. Men's National Team's will host a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Mexico, presented by AT&T, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Across their multiple platforms, ESPN will showcase the intense rivalry between the two countries and bring fans closer than ever before.
• From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ESPN Classic will air the last three U.S. Men's National Team home World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico in Columbus, all 2-0 victories (Feb. 28, 2001; Sept. 4, 2005, and Feb. 11, 2009). The marathon will also include the 0-0 draw earned by the U.S. against Mexico at Estadio Azteca on March 26, 2013.
• SportsCenter will conduct on-site interviews throughout the day starting at 9 a.m. and will continue through post-match segments on ESPN's flagship program hosted by Bob Ley.
• ESPN will kick off their match coverage with a special 90-minute preview by ESPN FC, livefrom the stadium at 5:30 ET on ESPN 2. The preview show will mark the first time ESPN FC will be on site for pre-match coverage. Immediately following the match, ESPN 3 will carry an ESPN FC Boot Room Extra and ESPN FC will air a 30-minute program recapping the match on ESPN2 at 2 a.m.
• During the match, viewers will have a unique opportunity to watch the rivalry like never before on ESPN3. Fans will be able to watch three different feeds each focusing on a different camera view. The "Goal Line Cam" is a robotic camera with a unique view of fans and action around the goal, the "Star Player Cam" is a manned camera that will follow key U.S. players throughout the match, and the "End Zone Cam" that has a wide-angle view of the entire field.