January 15, 2013
USA-Costa Rica qualifier March 22 at Dickís Sporting Goods Park
CHICAGO - The U.S. Men will host Costa Rica in the first home match of the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying on Friday, March 22 at Dickís Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET.
|Herculez Gomez and the US Menís National Team will face Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup qualifying Match March 22 at Dickís Sporting Goods Park.
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The match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and on the Univision family of networks.
"We are really excited to play our first home qualifying match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "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."
This is the second World Cup qualifier hosted at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. In 2008, the U.S. gave six players their first cap in qualifying while cruising to a 2-0 win over Guatemala to secure the top spot in its group in the Semifinal Round.
The U.S. opens the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Feb. 6 against Honduras in San Pedro Sula. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT.
Along with Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico, the U.S. is joined by Jamaica and Panama as the final six teams set to compete in the 10-game round-robin format from Feb. 6-Oct. 15. The top three teams in the Hexagonal automatically advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place finisher will contest a two-game playoff against the winner of the Oceania region.