The U.S. men's national team will conclude its winter camp with its first visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a match against Jamaica on Feb. 3. The game at 20,000-seat at Finley Stadium will be
played on artificial turf, the first U.S. men's home match on artificial turf since the 2013 Gold Cup.
FC Chattanooga set a record for attendance at a non-college amateur game in the
United States when a crowd of 18,277 watched the reached the 2015 NPSL final at Finley Stadium.
Playing friendly games on artificial turf was one of the major beefs of the U.S. women's
national team, culminating in the cancellation of a match in Honolulu in December 2015 because of poor field conditions. U.S. Soccer has no records, but the last time the U.S. men played a home
friendly on turf is believed to be in January 1994 when they played Russia in Seattle's Kingdome.
The USA will open camp under returning national team coach Bruce Arena
Tuesday in Carson, California, and play Serbia Jan. 29 at the StubHub Center.
The squad, expected to consist entirely or almost entirely of MLS players, will be named later this week. The
full team will assemble for the first time days before the next Hexagonal match against Honduras on March 24.
The USA holds a 13-2-8 record in its series with Jamaica dating back to 1988.
The Reggae Boyz failed to qualify for the Hexagonal. They are preparing for the Gold Cup, where they were the runners-up in 2015.