The United States is ready to get 2015 underway. After two weeks of training camp in California, they finally get to play in the team's first match of the year, and it's not an easy one as they've had to go all the way to South America for a clash against Chile for it.
It's not exactly a first choice lineup for either team because the match does not fall on a FIFA international date. As a result, clubs do not have to release players for it and both teams are leaning heavily on domestic talent for the match, which means a bunch of MLS players for the U.S.
The match will mark the return of the national team on Fox Sports, as Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the Americans for the first time as part of their new contract with U.S. Soccer and MLS. They have shown Gold Cup matches since losing the U.S. rights in 2011, but that was through a contract with CONCACAF. Now they have the U.S. rights again and are not just responsible for showing the match, but the entire broadcast and production.
Fox announced the hiring of John Strong a week ago, a move that drew praise from most American fans, but he will not be on the call for this match. Instead, Glen Davis gets the nod, with Brian Dunseth expected to join him.
The action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET. In addition to Fox Sports 1's coverage, UniMas will have the action in Spanish. For those of you looking to watch online on your desktop, tablet or phone, you can do so on Fox Sports Go.
Match date/time: Wednesday; 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile
TV: Fox Sports 1 (English), UniMas (Spanish)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go