In what could possibly be the least surprising news of the weekend, reports are coming out that Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH, will be the host of the US-Mexico game later this fall.
That report comes from ESPN’s John Sutcliffe, who tweeted out the news on Saturday. Crew Stadium has been the frontrunner since day one for hosting this game. The US Men’s National team is 6-0-3 there all-time, with most of those games coming in vital qualifying rounds.
The stadium has hosted the US team’s home qualifier against Mexico in the final round for the last three consecutive World Cup qualifying cycles, with the United States collecting identical 2-0 scorelines in 2001, 2005 and 2009.
I am told that the Mexico @ USA World Cup qualifier on September 10th…will be played as usual in Columbus Ohio. #ElTRIONESPN
— John Sutcliffe (@espnsutcliffe) February 9, 2013