Just days after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ crowns its champion on FOX, FOX Sports’ Summer of Soccer continues as attention turns to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s quest to win the crucial CONCACAF Gold Cup, with FOX Sports play-by-play announcer John Strong serving as the tournament’s lead play-by-play voice.
The U.S. team enters the region’s biennial championship coming off huge away wins over European powerhouse Netherlands and World Champion Germany, and FOX Sports televises every match. Competition begins Tuesday, July 7, and runs through the final on Sunday, July 26, which airs in primetime (8:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1 live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
If the U.S. wins the Gold Cup, the team earns a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup, a high-profile tournament that would give coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s team the luxury of an important tune-up in Russia, host of the following year’s FIFA World Cup.
A play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports’ FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™ coverage, Strong calls all U.S. Gold Cup matches as well as the championship game. Former U.S. and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel joins Strong as the match analyst for USA-Honduras on Tuesday, July 7 (9:30 PM ET) and USA-Haiti on Friday, July 10 (8:30 PM ET). National Soccer Hall of Famer Alexi Lalas works alongside Strong for Panama-USA on Monday, July 13 (9:30 PM ET). Julie Stewart-Binks reports from the sidelines for all three matches, televised on FOX Sports 1.
FOX Sports 1 is home to 11 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup matches, including two quarterfinals, a semifinal and the final. One quarterfinal, Sunday, July 18 (8:00 PM ET,) is scheduled for FOX broadcast network, should the USA qualify, and the remaining matches are carried on FOX Sports 2. All matches feature dedicated studio programming.
In addition to Strong, Steve Cangialosi, Keith Costigan, Glenn Davis, JP Dellacamera and Mark Rogondino also call game action for FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Joining Friedel and Lalas as analysts are Warren Barton, Brian Dunseth, Stu Holden, Cobi Jones and Janusz Michallik.
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