Photo: Copa Oro Matches
The Legendary Hugo Sanchez, Fernando Fiore, Pablo Ramirez, Jorge Perez Navarro, Jesus Bracamontes, Diego Balado and Marcelo Balboa are Joined by Jackie Guerrido and Ernesto Laguardia Bringing Unique Perspectives and Minute-to-Minute Excitement.
First Matches Costa Rica vs. Cuba and México vs. El Salvador on Univision Kickoff the Exhilarating Tournament on Sunday, June 5.
Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced the schedule for its exclusive Spanish-language coverage of all matches to be played during the 2011 Copa Oro, the biennial tournament and premiere event for FIFA’s North American, Central American and Caribbean confederation. Soccer fans will have access to their favorite sport, live across platforms on the Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision Networks and online at www.UnivisionDeportes.com.
The excitement of the Copa Oro will kickoff Sunday, June 5, with Costa Rica vs. Cuba, followed by Mexico vs. El Salvador, telecast on the Univision Network with the renowned Mexican fútbol coach and former striker Hugo Sanchez and FIFA World Cup sportscaster Fernando Fiore hosting live from Dallas.
Joining Sanchez and Fiore as the play-by-play announcers are celebrated sportscasters Pablo Ramirez and Jorge Perez Navarro, with Jesus “El Profe” Bracamontes and Diego Balado as color commentators. Marcelo Balboa, former captain of the U.S. national soccer team will join as a guest analyst. Univision personality Jackie Guerrido and actor/host Ernesto Laguardia will also join this first broadcast of the tournament and “Republica Deportiva’s” (Sports Nation) special telecast on June 5.
Each day of the tournament will feature the pre-game special “Antesala a la Copa Oro” (Prelude to the Gold Cup) with unique guests offering their analysis of the games. The action continues throughout the month with the final match of Copa Oro airing on Univision Network on Saturday, June 25 live from Pasadena, Calif.
Live online streaming of all 2011 Copa Oro matches will also be available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico at http://deportes.univision.com, and will feature a Facebook plug-in with real-time commentary from fans. Live mobile streaming of Copa Oro matches will be provided exclusively for Sprint customers. The online and mobile site will also provide in-depth coverage as the tournament unfolds, including online video game highlights, daily stats and standings, the latest news, calendars and more. Soccer fans can also access real-time updates, scores, and stats on these popular tournaments by downloading the Univision Deportes-Fútbol (Sports-Soccer) App and the Univision Marcador (Scoreboard) App on their Smartphones.
For a schedule of Copa Oro live streams online, visit:http://futbol.univision.com/copa-oro/calendar
Established in 1991, Copa Oro has become the region’s most popular soccer event, routinely drawing capacity crowds and millions of viewers across the nation. Throughout the years the Copa Oro finals have grown into a 12-nation championship with countries qualifying from the three regions of CONCACAF - North America, Central America (UNCAF) and the Caribbean (Caribbean Football Union). The tournament features the best players from the region, with México and the United States holding the most Copa Oro titles. Held throughout the country, the 12 teams that will face off in the 2011 tournament are: Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Panama and USA.