ST. PAUL (WCCO) – A critical World Cup qualifier will be hosted by Allianz Field in St. Paul during one of Minnesota’s colder months.
On Wednesday, Minnesota United and US Soccer announced that the site will host the United States Men’s National Soccer Team game against Honduras on February 2.
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This will cap off a series of three frosty games for the USMNT. On January 27, the USMNT will face El Salvador at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio and then play an away game against Canada. Next, the team heads to the open-air football stadium in St. Paul.
“World. Cup. Qualifying,” Minnesota United tweeted, announcing the news. “Yes, February 2 in Saint Paul.”
To get a feel for the cold, the average high temperature for February 2 in Minnesota is 24.6 degrees – and the average low temperature is 8 degrees.
𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘁.
United States vs. El Salvador
United States vs. Honduras
– American Football MNT (@USMNT) November 24, 2021
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“As we have seen throughout the qualifying process so far, the great stadiums and the right atmosphere provide a huge advantage for our team,” said USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter. “We have had fantastic experiences in Columbus and the Twin Cities and we look forward to continuing our World Cup qualifying campaign in front of our fans.”
Due to high demand, US Soccer will use a weighted random draw for tickets. Information about it is here.
Allianz Field has grown into a national football destination, recently hosting Carli Lloyd’s final home game for the United States Women’s National Team.
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