For the first time ever ESPN’s SportsNation will originate at a soccer match. Co-host Michelle Beadle and guest host Taylor Twellman will lead a 4 p.m. ET live broadcast prior to Wednesday night’s men’s match at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia between the United States and Mexico. The match starts at 9 p.m. and marks the debut of new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who replaced the recently fired Bob Bradley.
Twellman is a former MLS striker and U.S. National Team player.
Alexi Lalas, who competed against Klinsmann as a player, says fans are eager to see what changes in philosophy he brings to the U.S. team.
“This is the start of a new era. He (Klinsmann) wants to show that he is building on the past and doing new things going forward. There is a lot of curiosity and some mystery surrounding Jurgen Klinsmann with what he is going to do for and with the U.S. national men’s team program.
“Whatever he does, it all kicks off with a match against USA’s biggest rival – Mexico. I want to see how the Klinsmann era starts off on and off the field.”