Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
U.S. men to debut at PPL Park against Colombia
by Paul Kennedy, August 30th, 2010 3:20PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] The U.S. men’s national team will play its first match at the new PPL Park in Chester, Pa., when it hosts Colombia on Oct. 12 (TV: ESPN2, Galavision, 8 pm ET).

The U.S. men will return to Philadelphia -- one of 18 cities included in the USA's bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022 -- for the second time this year but only the third time in their history

Most recently, the USA beat Turkey, 2-1,  before more than 55,000 fans at the Lincoln Financial Field in the final match before the team departed for South Africa and the 2010 World Cup.

It also played at the old Franklin Field in 1989 against Dnepr of Ukraine.

"One of the important parts of developing the program is to expose the team to different experiences, and Colombia presents a difficult challenge,” said U.S. coach Bob Bradley.  “We are thrilled to be heading back to Philadelphia where we received such a great sendoff prior to the World Cup.  The new PPL Park is a fantastic facility, and we are happy to have the opportunity to play in another of the growing number of soccer specific stadiums in the United States.”
 
COLOMBIA. The U.S. holds a 3-9-3 all-time record against Colombia.

Their most famous meeting took place at the 1994 World Cup, where the USA earned a 2-1 victory that helped propel the hosts into the knockout phase and eliminate Colombia, a pre-tournament favorite.

In their last meeting, Colombia won, 1-0, at the 2007 Copa America.



0 comments
  1. David Huff
    commented on: August 31, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.
    Why bother watching unless you want to see the debut of reappointed MLS Bob as USMNT coach for the next 4 long years? I'm out until after WC 2014, in the meantime there is plenty of club soccer to enjoy instead.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Leonardo Santiago    
"We have the MLS rights throughout central and north Florida, so any discussion of another franchise ...
MLS Cup Countdown: 'Amazing night' expected    
Saturday's MLS Cup shapes up as one of the best in league history with arguably the ...
Coaching: New NSCAA course on LGBT Inclusion     
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has launched a free online course to help ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"If you could wave a magic wand and not have to address things like: What do ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps re-sign Hurtado, renew 11 options     
A day after announcing it had declined the option on midfielder Pedro Morales, Vancouver finalized its ...
TV: Fox Sports will air MLS Cup in VR    
For the first time since its launch in 1996, MLS will not air its final on ...
Video Pick: Bundesliga goalkeeper bloopers    
As part of its annual advent calendar series, Bundesliga YouTube presents the Top 10 most "catastrophic" ...
U.S. Abroad: Bob Bradley to critics: 'Hit the road'    
With just one win and five points in seven games as Swansea City's manager, Bob Bradley ...
Soccer in December in Toronto -- who'd have thought?    
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. ...
Tab Ramos names U-20 roster for Costa Rica friendlies     
Coach Tab Ramos' 20-player U.S. U-20 national team roster for friendlies at Costa Rica Dec. 17 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives