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U.S. men to debut at PPL Park against Colombia
by Paul Kennedy, August 30th, 2010 3:20PM

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[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.



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  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.


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