US To Rematch Sweden To Open 2008

US To Rematch Sweden To Open 2008

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 16, 2007

Oh how does the US National team know how to peak my interest in a soccer game. I love the emails I get from the USSF telling me when games are and today was just that sort of thing when my inbox read “US Men to Open 2008 with Sweden.”

Needless to say I am excited. The two soccer countries that I love and follow the most play once again next January on the 19th in the wonderful Home Depot Center (along with Crew Stadium the best venue to see a US National team game).

Here are the rest of the details from the release/email:

CHICAGO (October 15, 2007) Six months prior to the start of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team will play its first match of 2008 when they face Sweden on Saturday, Jan. 19, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., at 5:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets ranging in price levels from $18 to $55 and special edition U.S. Soccer on-field seats for $150 go on sale to the public on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. PT, however, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. PT, U.S. supporters groups, including members, will be able to purchase using the password FIRST [Buy now at].

U.S. Soccer welcomes you to pay with your Visa card.

Groups of 20 or more can obtain a group order form at or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (a special VIP package which includes a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. national team jersey with your name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits), are also available exclusively through

“The match against Sweden is a great way to kick off an important year for us,” said U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley. “As we have seen, Sweden is a quality team. It will pose a good test for our players as we continue the process of preparing for World Cup qualifying.”

The game will also be on FCS for those who want to set a TIVO reminder in advance.

Its hard for me to root for either club when they face one another but I guess this time around I will root for who ever wins (hard when I am both American with Swedish blood in my veins). Good opener to the 2008 schedule I think, plus the US needs to get back on track before World Cup qualifiers start.