US World Cup Qualifying Venues Announced

US World Cup Qualifying Venues Announced

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 21, 2013
  • 2014 World Cup Qualifying, Features, USMNT

The remaining four home 2014 World Cup Qualifying games venues have been announced.

  • Seattle will host the June 11 qualifier against Panama
  • Salt Lake City will host the June 18 qualifier against Honduras
  • Columbus will host the September 10 qualifier against Mexico
  • Kansas City will host the October 11 qualifier against Jamaica

The announcement also included the confirmation of the Centennial Celebration Match between the Men’s National Team and Germany that will be played on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., as part of U.S. Soccer’s 100-year anniversary celebration.

The June 11 match against Panama at CenturyLink (Seattle) will be only the second World Cup Qualifying game in Seattle. The first was more than 35 years ago when the U.S. defeated Canada on Oct. 20, 1976. The last time the USA played at CenturyLink (formerly known as Qwest Field) was on July 4, 2009, during a 4-0 victory against Grenada in the opener of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The only previous U.S. MNT game at Rio Tinto (Salt Lake) was the team’s 2-1 victory against El Salvador on Sept. 5, 2009, in World Cup Qualifying.

The U.S. returns to Columbus Crew Stadium nearly one year after blanking Jamaica 1-0 in qualifying on Sept. 11, 2012, in front of 23,881 spectators. The Mexico game will be played at Crew Stadium for the fourth consecutive time in World Cup Qualifying. In the previous three matches, the USA has posted 2-0 victories. The USA is 6-0-3 all-time and 5-0-2 in World Cup Qualifying at the home of MLS side Columbus Crew.