Sup America? The day we've all been anticipating/dreading is here. The United States plays their World Cup opener against Ghana at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN, and it's super important and stuff. If the U.S. lose this game, they're going to have very little chance of advancing to the knockout stage, and a draw won't be much help either.
As most of you probably know, the U.S. have been knocked out of the last two World Cups by Ghana. Even though those were do-or-die games, a loss in this one would probably be more painful for me. We've spent 7 months thinking about Ghana -- they're not a team we looked past or just learned we're playing a few days ago.
If you don't have access to a TV or would just like to go to a watch party with some American fans, we recommend finding your local AO chapter's bar. It'll be a good time. If you've never gone before, make this your first game with them.
Match Date/Time: 7 p.m. local, 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Arena das Dunas, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), BBC One (U.K.), CBC (Canada), SuperSport 3 Africa (Ghana)
United States announcers: Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman
Online: WatchESPN (U.S.), BBC iPlayer (U.K.)