October 02, 2009

The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. national team's vital World Cup qualifying game against Honduras on Oct. 10 will not be carried on national television and will be only be shown on 200 closed-circuit outlets nationwide.

After trying to sell the rights to the game to ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel, Spanish company Mediapro -- which bought the broadcast rights from the Honduran federation -- struck a deal with Integrated Sports Media to show the game on closed circuit.

The full list of bars and other outlets where the game can be viewed has not yet been released but the report indicates that only 20 to 30 venues will be showing the match in English with the rest of the outlets carrying the Spanish language version. --Goal.com

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