The United States will take on the Czech Republic in their first match since the World Cup today. It will not be the most high quality of matches the U.S. has ever played -- they had a short camp and are missing many of their top players -- but there is one good reason to tune in: the kids.
Klinsmann has called in six players who have never been capped before. There are several more youngsters, and even a few who have been out of the national team set-up for a while. This match marks the start of a new World Cup cycle and that means a lot of new players, beginning today.
It's still just a friendly, so there is no great importance to this match. It will not make or break a thing, but if you want to see the future, today is a good place to start.
The match will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NBCSN, with Arlo White on the call. Normally, he would be paired with Kyle Martino, but Martino is home with his newborn child so Jim Beglin will be White's color man. Coverage will begin 15 minutes before kickoff with Russ Thaler and Robbie Mustoe on the pregame show.
As always, there will also be a Spanish broadcast of the match. That can be found on UniMas.
Date/time: Wednesday, September 3; 2:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
TV: NBCSN (English), UniMas (Spanish)
Streaming: NBC Live Extra