As Latin American population continues to grow and soccer maintains a low position on the US sports totem pole, the US Men’s National Team selected venues for their home matches with one factor in mind; maintaining home field advantage. Shying away from cities with big immigrant populations, Utah is the location for the June 18th match against Honduras. With more than two months before the match, Rio Tinto Stadium sold out two days after tickets went on sale. US soccer fans are excited about a rematch after beginning the final World Cup qualifying round with a 2 – 1 loss in San Pedro Sula. This is a crucial match for both nations, sitting at a three-way tie, along with Costa Rica, both teams are focused on tallying three points. With a capacity crowd of 20,000 awaiting, the Honduran National Team is prepared for a hostile environment.
The US has always proven to be a tough opponent, but we’ll be cheering for a series sweep to get us one step closer to the big stage.