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How to watch USA vs Venezuela, international friendly: start time, TV schedule, and live stream

Dax McCarty will be hoping for significant minutes in this game.

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

It's not often that the US Men's National Team plays second fiddle to its U-20 counterparts, but this game is the opening act of double-header in which the U-20 World Cup quarterfinal between the USA and Venezuela is the main event. That game will kick off at 2:00 am, Eastern - shortly after chatter dies down about whatever happens in this friendly between the American and Venezuelan senior men's teams.

For the USA, this friendly is a chance to get tuned up for World Cup qualifiers to follow on June 8 (against Trinidad and Tobago in Colorado) and June 11 (against Mexico in Mexico City). Those games are significant to the USMNT's Russia 2018 qualification aspirations. This game against Venezuela is simply a chance for USA head coach Bruce Arena to get a little more time with some of the players he will be relying on for World Cup qualifying, and for some of those on the fringes of the coach's thoughts to advance a claim for a more substantial role moving forward.

Among those with something to gain from this game are a couple of former New York Red Bulls: defender Tim Ream, fresh off a solid season as a starter for Fulham, and midfielder Dax McCarty, who has been in conspicuously good form since being unexpectedly traded to Chicago Fire earlier this year.

At home against a rebuilding Venezuela missing some of its top players and prospects, the USA is expected to win - but this is a match that will be more significant for its effect on Arena's thinking about the competitive games ahead than for its result.

Per, here's where to find the game if watching from the USA:

USA vs Venezuela - international friendly

When: 10:00 pm, Eastern; Saturday, June 3, 2017

Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy Utah

TV: Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes

Online: Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO, Univision NOW,