Attention, class: KICKTV and Jimmy Conrad bring you "Hexagonal 101"

Are you a US national team fan? Are you getting more and more amped as the hours tick down towards the next round of  World Cup qualifiers on Friday night?

Jimmy Conrad the the rest of the crew over at KICKTV are right there with you. They've just dropped the latest episode of “The Hex,” KICKTV's video series on the final round of CONCACAF qualifying.

“Hexagonal 101” delivers a fast-paced refresher course on the long, global road to the World Cup, the structure of the competition and the many challenges that the USMNT and their five regional counterparts must overcome in order to book a place in Brazil 2014.

Sporting the USA's brand-new centennial jersey, which the Yanks will debut against Costa Rica at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., on Friday, Conrad reminds us how difficult the two-and-a-half-year-long process can be, a lesson he's learned through firsthand experience.

This is a great way to start the final countdown to the big games – and an excellent primer if you've got friends or family who could use a bit of Hex background.

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