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May 18, 2012

GUATEMALA VS USA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER TO BE PRESENTED LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW




Hoboken, NJ. --Integrated Sports Media, the leader in international Pay Per View events, in association with Traffic Sports USA, will be delivering the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup qualifier against Guatemala in Guatemala City on Tuesday, June 12, live on Pay-per view, at 10:00 pm EST/7:00 pm PST.

Guatemala v USA distributed in the USA by Integrated Sports Media and Traffic Sports USA is live on both cable and satellite pay-per-view on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT. The match will be available via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. The game will be available with both English and Spanish commentary. Guatemala v USA will also be available via on-line PPV on Ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv.

"We look forward to being able to offer this important World Cup Qualifying game to U.S. Soccer fans live in their homes," said Doug Jacobs President of Integrated Sports Media.
This match is the second match for the United States as they open World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF on June 8th against Antigua & Barbuda. The last time the two sides met was in World Cup qualifying in 2008, ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The United States won both those matchups, taking the first 1-0 in Guatemala City and then the return leg 2-0 in Commerce City, Colorado.

The two sides have met 21 times all together, with the U.S. holding a 12-4-5 edge. The road to the World Cup for the United States has seemingly always led through some intense matchups with the Chapines, with the sides meeting before the 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups.
When the two sides last met in Guatemala City, on August 20, 2008, the U.S. managed to do what it had never done before, win on the Chapines home turf. In a tough battle, that saw two ejections, a goal by U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra sealed the U.S. win. The U.S. captain scored the game winning goal in the 69th minute with both sides playing a man down. DaMarcus Beasley, who had just entered the game, sent a corner kick from the left side into the penalty area, Bocanegra managed to get open advancing toward the ball, and nodded a header into the inside netting at the far post.

For more information about the events aforementioned and for Integrated's latest news, go to www.integratedsportsnet.com. Follow Integrated Sports Media on Twitter @IntegratedPPV.

Integrated Sports Media: North America’s leading distributor of International Pay-Per-View and Closed Circuit sports events has presented numerous international soccer matches featuring club teams such as Real Madrid and Club America of Mexico and the National Teams of Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Costa Rica and the USA, as well as World Championship and world-class boxing and mixed martial arts events. For more information on upcoming Integrated Sports events visit www.integratedsportsnet.com.

About Traffic Sports
Traffic Sports is one of the leading sports event and management companies in the world with its primary focus being soccer. Traffic Sports was founded in São Paulo, Brazil 30 years ago and continues to be headquartered there. Traffic has regional offices in Miami (Traffic Sports USA) and Lisbon, Portugal. Over the past three decades, Traffic has organized and/or commercialized most of the official international soccer events in the Americas including for example: Copa America (since 1987), Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Gold Cup, CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying and the FIFA Club World Championship 2000. In 2005 Traffic established its team, academy and player division which currently includes the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (Member of the new North American Soccer League - NASL), Desportivo Brasil (Team and Academy located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil; Affiliated with Manchester United) and Estoril (Team is located in Portugal and currently plays in "Liga Vitalis"). Traffic Sports is part of the Traffic Group, a sports and entertainment group of companies including Rede Globo affiliates in Brazil, a network of newspapers in Brazil (Bom Dia), a television production facility (TV7), a stadium management company (Traffic Arenas), a digital solutions company (M Traffic) and a music event company (Plan Music). For more information, visit www.trafficsports.com