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USMNT to host Guatemala in Columbus for March World Cup qualifier


The U.S. Men’s National Team’s fourth game of World Cup qualifying will be held at a familiar location.

On Monday, U.S. Soccer announced that the USMNT will host Guatemala on March 29 in Columbus, Ohio. The team’s World Cup qualifying match, which will be televised on ESPN 2, follows contests against St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago that yielded four points for the U.S.

Columbus’ MAPFRE Stadium has proven to be a safe haven for the USMNT in recent years. In total, the team is 7-0-3 all-time at the stadium, including a 6-0-2 mark in eight World Cup qualifying matches at the venue.

The matchup will come just four days after the USMNT travels to Guatemala for the third game of the qualifying round, which is set to take place at Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

What do you think of the decision to play in Columbus? Where does MAPFRE Stadium rank among the USMNT’s most favorable venues?

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