Barring an injury Tyler Adams is expected to be called into the U.S.-Colombia match. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
CHICAGO – More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the next stop of the U.S. men’s national team’s Kickoff Series when the Americans host 14th-ranked Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Oct. 11.
FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The game would be played a year and a day after the USMNT dropped a 2-1 decision to Trinidad & Tobago and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years.
The Oct. 11 match could set an attendance record for a USMNT visit to Tampa. A crowd of 31,547 witnessed a Landon Donovan hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Ecuador March 25, 2007 in the same venue. The U.S. is coming off a 1-0 win over archrival Mexico Sept. 11 in Nashville, with Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams scoring his first international goal.
The match falls on an international fixture date, which makes all players available for selection.
Colombia is one of six teams in the top 25 of the FIFA world rankings facing the U.S. in the Kickoff Series, joining Brazil (3), England (6), Italy (20), Mexico (15) and Peru (21). The six-match set will provide the young U.S. side with top-level competition at the start of its four-year journey toward the 2022 World Cup.
U.S. MNT 2018 KICKOFF SERIES SCHEDULE
|Sept. 7||USA vs. Brazil,
presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance
East Rutherford, N.J.
|0-2 L||FS1, Univision, UDN|
|Sept. 11||USA vs. Mexico, presented by AT&T||Nissan Stadium;
|1-0 W||ESPN, Univision|
|Oct. 11||USA vs. Colombia||Raymond James Stadium; Tampa||7:30 p.m.||FS1, UniMas, UDN|
|Oct. 16||USA vs. Peru||Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.||7:30 p.m.||ESPN2, 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|