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USMNT friendly vs. Chile will be televised on Fox Sports 1

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The United States' friendly against Chile on January 28 has a venue and a TV network. U.S. Soccer announced that the match will be played at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua, which is a venue for Copa America 2015. They also said that the match will kick off at 5 p.m. ET and be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

This will be the first U.S. match that Fox has televised in years. They get half of the rights to national team matches (along with ESPN) beginning this year, and they have nabbed the first match of the year. It is still unclear who their announcers will be for the match, as they have not yet announced a No. 1 play-by-play man or analyst. It's also unclear whether they will produce this match, with their own crews in Chile, or if they will take the local feed. Whether their announcers are on-site in Chile calling the match or working off of a monitor from their LA studio is also up in the air.

This friendly is hardly a marquee one. Because the match is not on a FIFA date, clubs do not have to release their players for the match. That means the U.S. team will be made up primarily of players who are out of season and it will likely be nearly all MLS-based players. Chile have the same restrictions, with no European-based players coming in, but their domestic league is not out-of-season in late January so it will be interesting to see which players La Roja have available to them.

Chile is a very good team and, because they are hosting this year's Copa America, this is an extremely important year for them. They will give the U.S. a test, even without their best players.

The match will come after a couple weeks of training at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. After the match in Chile, the U.S. will return to the StubHub Center for a friendly against Panama on February 8, which will mark the end of training camp.