The U.S. men’s mational team will host 16th-ranked Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Oct. 11.
The 7:30 p.m. ET game will be shown on FS1, UniMas and UDN.
Colombia will be the fifth team in the Top 20 of the FIFA rankings to face the MNT in the Kickoff Series, joining Brazil, England, Italy and Mexico. The six-match set will provide the young U.S. side with top-level competition at the start of their four-year journey toward the 2022 World Cup. The remaining opponent for October will be finalized in the near future.
The match falls on an international fixture date, which makes all players available for selection.
“As we continue to build into the next cycle, this will be another important experience for the development of this group,” U.S. national team head coach Dave Sarachan said. “When you talk about exciting, technical and experienced opponents, Colombia ticks all the boxes. With players at some of the top clubs around the world, they are fast, physical and skillful. Tampa has been a great host to our national teams, and I know they will come out and show their support in October.”
Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not sold at Raymond James Stadium except on the day of the event.
U.S. MNT 2018 KICKOFF SERIES SCHEDULE
|Date||Game||Venue, Location||Time (ET)||TV|
|Sept. 7||USA vs. Brazil,
presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance
East Rutherford, N.J.
|7:30 p.m.||FS1, UniMas, UDN|
|Sept. 11||USA vs. Mexico, presented by AT&T||Nissan Stadium;
|8:30 p.m.||ESPN, UniMas, UDN|
|Oct. 11||USA vs. Colombia||Raymond James Stadium; Tampa||7:30 p.m.||FS1, UniMas, UDN|
|Nov. 15||England vs. USA||Wembley Stadium;
|3 p.m.||ESPN2, UniMas, UDN|
|Nov. 20||Italy vs. USA||TBD||3 p.m.||FS1, UniMas, UDN|
– ussoccer.com –