Nashville Gets WC Qualifer

Nashville Gets WC Qualifer

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 3, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • Trinidad and Tobago, World Cup qualifying

A very interesting piece of news this morning. The US national team will take on Trinidad & Tobago in its second home World Cup qualifier on April 1st in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville?

Hmm…big stadium (68,798). A bit far and way out of the way for any away supporters for T&T. A mid-week game to boot. I’m already guessing the under/over for attendance for this one will be right around 15,000 and I will take the under.

Interesting location for this game but it should work.

Predictions for where the other home games will be:
June 7: vs. Honduras in Salt Lake City
Sept. 5: vs. El Salvador in Chicago
Oct. 14: vs. Costa Rica in Washington

6 Comments

www.americansoccertr
  • Feb 3 2009
Why Nashville?<br /> Three factors: <br /> Weather: Decent weather in April; played the Olympic qualifiers in March here last year. <br /> Fan demographics: T/T will not be a strong opponent, so throw out fan demographics. It&rsquo;s not like the U.S. is playing Mexico in Houston, where the stadium would be filled with opposing fans. T/T does not have a huge following anywhere in the U.S., so USSF probably felt that it could host this match anywhere without concern for the opposing team&rsquo;s fans taking over the stadium. <br /> Venue: Modern stadium with great people to work with. <br /> &bull; Four-hour drive from half the world. <br /> &bull; Southwest flies into and out of Nashville 1,000 times per day.
www.americansoccertr
  • Feb 3 2009
Qualifying Trivia<br /> What country did the U.S. beat in the final match of qualifying to reach the 1990 World Cup?<br /> T/T, to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1950.<br /> <br /> How many straight World Cups has the U.S. reached?<br /> Five: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006<br /> <br /> Why was the U.S. exempt from qualifying for the 1994 World Cup?<br /> The U.S. was the host country
www.americansoccertrivia.com
  • Feb 3 2009
Why Nashville? Three factors: Weather: Decent weather in April; played the Olympic qualifiers in March here last year. Fan demographics: T/T will not be a strong opponent, so throw out fan demographics. Itís not like the U.S. is playing Mexico in Houston, where the stadium would be filled with opposing fans. T/T does not have a huge following anywhere in the U.S., so USSF probably felt that it could host this match anywhere without concern for the opposing teamís fans taking over the stadium. Venue: Modern stadium with great people to work with. ē Four-hour drive from half the world. ē Southwest flies into and out of Nashville 1,000 times per day.
www.americansoccertrivia.com
  • Feb 3 2009
Qualifying Trivia What country did the U.S. beat in the final match of qualifying to reach the 1990 World Cup? T/T, to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1950. How many straight World Cups has the U.S. reached? Five: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 Why was the U.S. exempt from qualifying for the 1994 World Cup? The U.S. was the host country
joel es latest socce
  • Feb 5 2009
I wish Florida could host a game.
joel es latest soccer news
  • Feb 5 2009
I wish Florida could host a game.