Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Sites announced for CONCACAF semifinal round
by Ridge Mahoney, May 15th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] Two new venues and an old standby are destined to host the three U.S. home matches in the semifinal phase of 2010 World Cup qualifying.

Assuming the USA gets by Barbados in its two-leg preliminary series next month, it will play at Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Ill.) on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., RFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., and Dick's Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colo.) Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. (all times local).

In order, the opponents for the three games will be the winners of these preliminary series, which has unofficially been designated as the Ampersand Sub-Group; Trinidad & Tobago-Bermuda; Cuba-Antigua & Barbuda; and Guatemala-St. Lucia.

All of the home games will be broadcast in English on either ESPN2 or ESPN Classic, and in Spanish by Galavision. The semifinal round kicks off Aug. 20 with the first of three away games. The top two teams in the four-team group advance to the six-team final round, the Hexagonal, to be played in 2009.

The USA has played 17 matches at RFK, the most games it has played in any venue, but will be making its debut at the homes of the Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids, respectively, in the other two matches. It is 10-3-4 overall at RFK and 3-1-1 in World Cup qualifying.

It has played eight games in Chicago at Soldier Field (4-2-2), but this is the first qualifier played in the home city of U.S. Soccer. The Nov. 19 match is the first qualifier to be staged in the state of Colorado, where the USA is 2-1-0 in friendlies.

Head coach Bob Bradley will name his roster early next week for matches against England May 28 in London, Spain Sept. 4 in Santander, and Argentina June 8 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.. More than 45,000 tickets have been sold for the Argentina game.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying results    
West Virginia University's Ashley Lawrence scored three goals and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had the other two ...
CCL Countdown: MLS's four clubs face daunting tasks    
MLS's four representatives in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals -- the LA Galaxy, Seattle, Real Salt ...
WCQ Countdown: Guatemala wins in Claveri's debut    
Guatemala warmed up for its make-or-break World Cup 2018 qualifying series against the USA in March ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"How are you then going to earn the respect of the entire world and players across ...
What They're Saying: David Villa    
"Right now it's better for me, it is important for me. As captain of the team, ...
Making a List: MLS All-Stars vs. EPL Teams    
The MLS All-Stars will face Arsenal in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29 ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 11)    
In need of help in central midfield following the knee injury to Designated Player summer signing ...
Video Pick: How MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal came about     
The best promotional video ever gets underway with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez, features ...
Making a List: MLS players on move to NASL    
Brazilian defender Adailton became the latest former MLS player to sign with an NASL team when ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 10)    
The Philadelphia Union signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract. He led the Union with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives