USMNT to hold Costa Rica qualifier at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

USMNT to hold Costa Rica qualifier at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

World Cup Qualifying

USMNT to hold Costa Rica qualifier at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

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The decision so many U.S. Men’s National Team fans have been anxiously waiting for has finally been made.

The U.S. will play their first home game of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on March 22, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday. The match comes four days before the Americans take on arch-rivals Mexico at Estadio Azteca, and the altitude in Commerce City is believed to benefit the U.S. before they head to Mexico City and its infamously high altitude.

“We are really excited to play our first home qualifying match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park,” U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a released statement. “Winning games at home in World Cup qualifying is crucial, and we really are expecting the fans in Colorado to bring us a huge home-field advantage.”

The Americans last played at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in 2008, beating Guatemala, 2-0, courtesy of goals from Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu in their last World Cup qualifier of the semifinal round.

What do you think of the Americans hosting the Costa Rica home qualifier at Dicks Sporting Goods Park? Wishing it would have been in Kansas City? Preferred somewhere else?

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