The U.S. Men’s National Team will play their last three final round home FIFA World Cup qualifying matches in Chicago, Salt Lake and Washington, D.C. The U.S. will host Honduras on June 6 at Soldier Field, and then face El Salvador at Rio Tinto Stadium on Sept. 5 in Salt Lake. The team closes out the final round of qualifying against Costa Rica on Oct. 14 at historic RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
“We are excited to be heading back to three great venues for soccer in this country,” said U.S. head coach Bob Bradley. “We have very special memories of playing in Chicago, and we expect a terrific atmosphere with the enthusiastic fans in the Chicagoland area. Salt Lake has demonstrated both passion and commitment to the U.S. team and the sport as a whole, and we believe Rio Tinto Stadium will be a fine host for a World Cup qualifier. RFK Stadium has a tremendous history and tradition hosting the national team, and we always appreciate the knowledge and energy that supporters in D.C. bring to the stadium.”
Despite years of soccer history, Chicago’s Soldier Field will be hosting a World Cup qualifier for the first time, with the match against Honduras kicking off at 7 p.m. CT. The U.S. team is making its first trip to newly minted Rio Tinto Stadium, facing off against El Salvador at 5:30 p.m. MT while Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium has hosted the national team 18 times, and has been the site of 11 U.S. wins – more than any stadium in the world.