Soccer on ESPN Platforms TV Schedule: U.S. Men’s National Team; 20 Euro 2012 Qualifying Matches – 16 on ESPN3

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October 7th, 2011

via press release:

Soccer on ESPN Platforms : U.S. Men’s National Team; 20 Euro 2012 Qualifying Matches – 16 on ESPN3

ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present a tripleheader of international soccer matches on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning with Germany vs. Belgium in a qualifying match for the UEFA European Football Championship 2012, live from Dusseldorf, Germany, at 12:55 p.m. ET (also on ESPN Deportes).  From Oct. 7 – 12, ESPN media platforms will feature 28 live matches, including 20 Euro 2012 qualifying matches – 16 on ESPN3, the company’s live multi-screen digital sports network currently available in 70 million homes.

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Tuesday, Oct. 11 12:55 p.m. Germany vs. BelgiumAdrian Healey and Tommy Smyth ESPN2 / ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes
7 p.m. USA vs. Ecuador (USA Men’s National Team) Ian Darke, John Harkes and Monica González

Studio: Max Bretos, Alexi Lalas and Jorge Ramos

9:30 p.m. Mexico vs. Brazil (Brazil’s World Soccer Tour)Ricardo Ortiz and Robbie Mustoe ESPN2 / ESPN3

Highlights of Soccer Tripleheader on Tuesday (Oct. 11):

  • New U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is entering his fourth (Saturday vs. Honduras) and fifth (Tuesday vs. Ecuador) matches at the helm.  Tuesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3, Klinsmann will continue his retooling of the U.S. men’s team vs. Ecuador;
  • Ian Darke and analyst John Harkes will call the USA vs. Ecuador match, joined by former Mexican Women’s National Team captain Monica González on the sidelines;
  • Germany vs. Belgium:  Adrian Healey (play-by-play) and ESPN International’s match analyst and studio pundit Tommy Smyth;
  • Mexico vs. Brazil: ESPN Deportes play-by-play commentator Ricardo Ortiz and analyst Robbie Mustoe;
  • ESPN Deportes Jorge Ramos, better known among soccer fans as “el relator de las Américas” (commentator of the Americas), returns to the English-language studio, joining co-analyst Alexi Lalas and host Max Bretos for studio commentaries during prematch, halftime and postmatch segments.

ESPN soccer schedule – Friday through Wednesday:

Date Time (ET) Match Networks
Friday, Oct. 7 12 p.m. Finland vs. Sweden ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
2 15 p.m. Slovakia vs. Russia ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Cyprus vs. Denmark ESPN3
2:30 p.m. Netherlands vs. Moldova ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Spain ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
2:45 p.m. Serbia vs. Italy ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Greece Vs. Croatia ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Wales vs. Switzerland ESPN3
3 p.m. Montenegro vs. England ESPN3
3 p.m. France vs. Albania ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Andorra vs. Ireland ESPN3
10 p.m. Costa Rica vs. Brazil (Brazil’s World Soccer Tour) ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
Saturday, Oct. 8 1:30 p.m. Liechtenstein vs. Scotland ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
5:55 p.m. Cruz Azul vs. Puebla FC (Mexican First Division) ESPN Deportes
Sunday, Oct. 9 2 p.m. South Carolina vs. Auburn (NCAA Women’s Soccer) ESPN3
3 p.m. Florida vs. Alabama (NCAA Women’s Soccer) ESPNU
Tuesday, Oct. 11 1 p.m. Georgia vs. Greece ESPN3
1:45 p.m. Ireland vs. Armenia ESPN3
2 p.m. Sweden vs. Netherlands ESPN3
2:05 p.m. Switzerland vs. Montenegro ESPN3
2:15 p.m. Denmark vs. Portugal ESPN3
2:45 p.m. Spain vs. Scotland ESPN3/ESPN Deportes
3 p.m. France vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina ESPN3
5 p.m. Princeton vs. Lafayette (NCAA Men’s Soccer) ESPNU
Wednesday, Oct. 12 8:25 p.m. Sporting Kansas City vs. CD Guadalajara (International Club Friendly) ESPN Deportes

*Note – All are qualifying matches for the UEFA European Football Championship 2012, unless stated otherwise.

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