U.S. World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on pay-per-view
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The United States' World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on June 12 will be shown on pay-per-view over the objection of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Traffic Sports USA purchased the rights from the Federacion Nacional de Futbol de Guatemala and announced an agreement Friday with Integrated Sports Media to distribute the match in the U.S.
It will have a suggested retail price of $29.95 and will be available on iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN.
FIFA gives home teams rights to World Cup qualifiers. The Americans' home qualifiers against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8 and Jamaica on Sept. 11 will be televised by ESPN2.
USSF spokesman Neil Buethe says "the pay-per-view route is definitely not our preference."
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