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USA vs. Nigeria: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

ESPN will have you covered as the U.S. takes on Nigeria.


The United States' Send-Off Series comes to a close today in Jacksonville, FL, where the Americans will take on Nigeria. The U.S. has won both of their pre-World Cup friendlies so far -- 2-0 over Azerbaijan and 2-1 over Turkey -- and will fly to Brazil as soon as today's match is over.

As always, the ESPN family of networks will have coverage of the match, but this one it big time -- it's on ESPN. The full ESPN crew will not be on hand because much of the studio staff is already in Brazil preparing for the World Cup, which starts on Thursday, but Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman are in Jacksonville and will be on the call.

Once again, there will be little competition for the match, with MLB, college baseball and the X-Games the only other sports on TV during the match. The U.S. had the benefit of little competition last Sunday when they played Turkey and they got a solid 1.1 rating out of it.

This is the final time U.S. fans will get a look at the team before the World Cup. Once they go to Brazil, they will only have training and a closed-door scrimmage against Belgium, which we may not even get the score of, let alone the chance to watch.

Jacksonville is already approaching 50,000 tickets sold and should top that by kick-off so the crowd at Everbank Field will be great. It's going to be a fantastic setting -- if a very hot one -- as the U.S. gets the send-off to Brazil so tune in and see them for the last time before June 16 against Ghana.

Match time: 6 p.m. ET

Venue: Everbank Field, Jacksonville, FL

TV: ESPN, Unimas

Streaming: Watch ESPN