Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager
(719) 866-4365, ameunier@usafieldhockey.com 
July 30, 2012

LONDON - The U.S. will compete in their second preliminary match of Pool B against No. 2 world ranked Argentina on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:00 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on MSNBC at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The recent history between Argentina and the U.S. further intensifies tomorrow’s match on the infamous blue and pink turf at Riverbank Arena. 

Rewinding back to last October, the then No. 13 world ranked U.S. upset the previously world ranked No. 1 Argentinians in a 4-2 battle at the Pan American Games. Prior to the 2011 Pan American Games, Argentina had never lost a game in the tournament since its induction in 1987. The monumental victory over Argentina automatically qualified the U.S. for the London Olympics - capturing the attention of the hockey world and once again proving their selves as an international threat. 

In June the two teams met again for a four game series in Virginia Beach, Va. The tournament concluded with a draw. Argentina and the U.S. each secured a single win and shared two ties. 

Argentina left their first London Olympic performance on Sunday with a win of 7-1 over South Africa. 

The U.S. has proven numerous times to be fierce competition for Argentina and is confident a win is within reach in their second Olympic match. 

Other preliminary competitions tomorrow: 

Netherlands vs. Japan
Pool A 8:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. ET)

South Africa vs. New Zealand
Pool B 10:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m. ET)

Belgium vs. China
Pool A 1:45 p.m. (9:45 a.m. ET)

Great Britain vs. Korea
Pool A 4:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. ET)

Argentina vs. United States **
Pool B 7:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. ET) on MSNBC 

Germany vs. Australia 
Pool B 9:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. ET)

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