America males’s nationwide staff introduced on Thursday that the Oct. 7 World Cup qualifier towards Jamaica will happen at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The match will happen within the second window of World Cup qualifiers, following the beginning of the “Octagonal” in September. The window can also be a triple date by which the U.S. will play three matches in seven days. As a result of anticipated excessive demand, U.S. Soccer will make the most of a weighted random draw for tickets.
Q2 Stadium, the house of MLS facet Austin FC, opened on June 16, when the U.S. girls’s nationwide staff performed a pleasant towards Nigeria and prevailed 2-0. Austin FC performed its first match there three days later, drawing 0-0 with the San Jose Earthquakes.
“What’s been occurring in Austin the final couple years is extraordinary,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter mentioned. “It is superb the way in which town has embraced the game, the world-class services they’ve developed, and most significantly for us the ambiance the followers create within the stadium. That is exactly the kind of atmosphere we’d like for our house World Cup Qualifiers, and I do know it is one thing our gamers worth and recognize.”
Following the sport in Austin, the USMNT travels to face Panama on Oct. 10 in Panama Metropolis. Three days later, the People will host Costa Rica at a web site to be decided.
The September window will see the U.S. open away to El Salvador on Sept. 2, host Canada at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium three days later, adopted by a match at Honduras on Sept. 8.
The eight-team remaining spherical of qualifying is a rise from earlier cycles, which noticed six groups participate. The highest three groups will advance to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fourth-place staff will take part in an Intercontinental playoff for the final spot. The ten matches within the remaining spherical had sometimes been performed throughout the course of 18 months. Attributable to schedule adjustments associated to the COVID pandemic and the brand new format, every staff will play 14 matches in a seven-month interval.
The U.S. has a 7-1-6 report all-time towards the Reggae Boyz in World Cup qualifying, and a report of 17-3-8 general. The 2 sides are squaring off within the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The October assembly falls on the twentieth anniversary of the historic win towards the Reggae Boyz that despatched the USA to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, by which they reached the quarterfinals. Taking part in on Oct. 7, 2001, and because the first staff to signify the USA following the September 11 assaults, the U.S. received 2-1 on a pair of targets by Joe-Max Moore.