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Austin’s Q2 Stadium to host USMNT-Grenada Nations League match

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Austin, Texas, continues to quickly emerge as a favorite venue for the U.S. men’s national team, with two shutout wins in two matches played.

Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium in Austin is set to host the USMNT again for the Concacaf Nations League. The USMNT will face Grenada on June 10 in the opening group stage game of the second-ever Nations League tournament.

A road match against El Salvador follows four days later to complete the group stage.

The USMNT will face Grenada for the first time since 2009. Grenada played in the 2021 Gold Cup, but lost all three group-stage games and scored two goals after qualifying for the competition for the first time since 2011.

Some memorable moments have already happened in Austin for the USMNT. Texas native Ricardo Pepi scored two goals in a World Cup Qualifying match in October 2021 to announce his arrival on the national team stage. Before that, Gyasi Zardes scored a late winner to beat Qatar 1-0 in the 2021 Gold Cup in July 2021. Both USMNT matches at Q2 Stadium have been sellouts with 20,500 fans.

The USMNT won the 2021 Nations League with a 3-2 extra-time win over Mexico that came to define a successful summer for the team, with two wins over Mexico and two trophies in the Nations League and Gold Cup.

Q2 Stadium first opened in June 2021 and has hosted four international matches. In addition to the USMNT’s two competitive fixtures, it also hosted a Mexico-Chile friendly and a United States women’s national team friendly against Nigeria.

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  1. I understand for this travel is a consideration for these matches but Minneapolis deserves a summer match for hosting in The Winter.

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