CHICAGO – Get ready for a cold time for the U.S. men’s national team in late January and early February.

With results at home vital to qualifying for the World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that it has selected Columbus, Ohio and St. Paul, Minn. as the venues for the critical World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras. Field will be the site of USA-El Salvador on Jan. 27 (ESPN networks, Univision networks). Following the away match against Canada, the U.S. returns to face Honduras on Feb. 2 for the first World Cup qualifier at Allianz Field. (FS1, Univision networks). Kickoff times will be confirmed in the near future.

With demand far exceeding capacity for the last three qualifiers, U.S. Soccer again will utilize a weighted random draw for tickets.

With six matches remaining, the USMNT sits in second place in the Octagonal standings with 15 points and a 4-1-3 record. The top three teams in the group earn automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“As we have seen throughout the qualifying process so far, great stadiums and great atmospheres provide a huge advantage to our team,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement. “We’ve had fantastic experiences in Columbus and the Twin Cities and look forward to continuing our World Cup Qualifying campaign in front of our fans.”

In continuation of preparations for the January qualifiers, the USMNT will hold a training camp from Dec. 5-18 in Carson, Calif., concluding with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 18 at Dignity Health Sports Park (8 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMás and TUDN).