The US men's, women's and e-national teams are joining forces to represent the country in U.S. Soccer eSeries One, a four-team international EA Sports FIFA 20 tournament that will take place June 3-6 (streaming on Twitch and the ESPN app) and feature star names from both the soccer and pro FIFA worlds.
New York City FC and USMNT goalkeeper Sean Johnson, USWNT defender Allie Long and back-to-back eMLS League Series champion Fiddle of FC Cincinnati will comprise the US representation in the tournament, with the three other competitors — Mexico, Spain and Brazil — all sending a similar trio of men's, women's and pro gaming representatives.
MLS will be further represented by Inter Miami star Rodolfo Pizarro, who will be repping Mexico as the men's national team player, joining La Tri youth international Yanin Madrid and pro gamer VillaMore3. Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will play for Spain on the men's side alongside women's international forward Sheila Garcia and FIFA pro JRA. Finally, Brazil will be represented by three-time World Cup veteran Beatriz, as well as Everton Ribeiro — one of the stars of Flamengo's 2019 Copa Libertadores win — and pro gamer Resende.
Each team will play each other once in a round-robin style tournament, with the MNT, WNT and eNT players from each nation taking on their counterparts. The three scores will be aggregated to determine the winner of the match, and the two highest-placed teams will advance to contest the final on Saturday, June 6.
The tournament, which was recorded last week, will feature games in in '85 Overall' mode, meaning all players on the virtual teams will have the same 85 (out of 100) rating, rather than their assigned FIFA 20 rating. MNT and ENT players will play as their nation's in-game men's national team, while WNT players will play as their nation's in-game women's national team.
During the competition, viewers on Twitch will be able to donate to charities personally selected by the three US representatives.
Univision play-by-play announcer Ramses Sandoval and former US youth national team midfielder Jordan Angeli will serve as hosts for the broadcasts.
U.S. Soccer eSeries 1 schedule
Wednesday, June 3
- 7 pm ET: Brazil vs. Spain
- 8:10 pm ET: USA vs. Mexico
Thursday, June 4
- 7 pm ET: USA vs. Brazil
- 8:10 pm ET: Mexico vs. Spain
Friday, June 5
- 7 pm ET: USA vs. Spain
- 8:10 pm ET: Mexico vs. Brazil
Saturday, June 6
- 7 pm ET: Final