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The Hexagonal

U.S. Soccer Names Four Remaining Game Venues

Seattle, Salt Lake City, Columbus, and Kansas City will host the final four World Cup qualifying matches on American soil. Columbus wins the big prize: the September 10 match against Mexico.
BY John Godfrey Posted
March 21, 2013
4:29 PM
The new venues are here! The new venues are here!

No surprises, really. (Our man currently in Colorado, Jon Arnold, made some educated guesses late last year.) But it's good to have the details so folks can start making plans. Here is the key information:

June 11—Panama at CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)
June 18—Honduras at Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, Utah)
Sept. 10—Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)
Oct. 11—Jamaica at Sporting Park (Kansas City, Kan.)

And here's the official—and officially canned—Jurgen Klinsmann quote, in case you were interested:

“We are really excited about the venues we have selected for our home World Cup qualifiers,” said Klinsmann. “Winning your games at home is crucial, and we know that at each of these stadiums we will get amazing support from the fans. There are so many great facilities in this country, and to be able to play in this many soccer specific stadiums in MLS cities shows how far this sport has come.”

Thoughts? Happy? Sad? Going to attend any of these?

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