ESPN has announced its upcoming coverage of U.S. World Cup Qualifiers, which will include USA and Mexico being televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

ESPN2 and ESPN+ will combine to present the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup qualifying match against Jamaica on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from the new Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. Thursday’s match is the first of three straight pivotal World Cup-qualifying matches for the USMNT on ESPN2. The three matches will also be simulcast live on ESPN+, marking the first USMNT games on ESPN+, the industry-leading sports streaming service.

Commentators

Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman will provide match commentary while global sports correspondent Sam Borden – following his month-long EURO 2020 assignment this summer – makes his reporter debut covering the USMNT. Former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Jermaine Jones will also make his ESPN television debut as a studio analyst, alongside Kasey Keller and host Sebastian Salazar, for pregame, halftime and postgame segments. Studio coverage for the next two USMNT home World Cup qualifying matches will originate from site – Oct. 7 (Austin) and Oct. 13 (Columbus, Ohio).

Countdown Live: USA-Jamaica Pregame Special (Thursday, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Countdown Live – the digital live soccer pregame series available on ESPN Social platforms – will preview its first U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup qualifying match on Thursday, with host Sebastian Salazar and analysts Kasey Keller and Jermaine Jones. Countdown Live: USA-Jamaica Pregame Special from Q2 Stadium is the first of four pregame shows leading into upcoming World Cup qualifying matches on ESPN platforms. The shows are available on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and the ESPN App. The ESPN Countdown Live soccer pregame series features matchup previews from ESPN analysts, player interviews, up-to-the-minute team news, special guests and more. Previous editions have included live shows from the 2019 FA Cup Final in Wembley Stadium; 2019 MLS Cup in Seattle; several El Trafico – LAFC vs. LA Galaxy – matches; and other marquee MLS rivalry contests.

All times Eastern USA

FIFA World Cup Qualifying – CONCACAF

Thursday, October 7

07:30 pm EDT
United States vs. Jamaica

ESPN2, Univision, TUDN, fubo TV, Sling Orange, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo, ESPN+

08:05 pm EDT
Honduras vs. Costa Rica

Paramount+

09:40 pm EDT
Mexico vs. Canada

Paramount+, Univision, TUDN, fubo TV

10:05 pm EDT
El Salvador vs. Panama

Paramount+

Sunday, October 10

06:00 pm EDT
Jamaica vs. Canada

Paramount+

06:00 pm EDT
Costa Rica vs. El Salvador

Paramount+

06:05 pm EDT
Panama vs. United States

Paramount+

07:00 pm EDT
Mexico vs. Honduras

Paramount+, Univision, TUDN, fubo TV

Wednesday, October 13

07:00 pm EDT
United States vs. Costa Rica

ESPN2, UniMás, TUDN, fubo TV, Sling Orange, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo, ESPN+

07:30 pm EDT
Canada vs. Panama

Paramount+

08:05 pm EDT
Honduras vs. Jamaica

Paramount+

10:05 pm EDT
El Salvador vs. Mexico

CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV

Friday, November 12

07:05 pm EST
Honduras vs. El Salvador

Paramount+

08:05 pm EST
Canada vs. Costa Rica

Paramount+

08:10 pm EST
United States vs. Mexico

ESPN2, Univision, TUDN, fubo TV, Sling Orange, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo, ESPN+

09:00 pm EST
El Salvador vs. Jamaica

Paramount+

Tuesday, November 16

07:05 pm EST
Costa Rica vs. Honduras

Paramount+

08:05 pm EST
Canada vs. Mexico

Paramount+

08:05 pm EST
Panama vs. El Salvador

Paramount+

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