Canada Soccer Thursday announced that its men’s national team will host the United States in a World Cup qualifier at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario on Jan. 30.

The match comes in the middle of a three-game window this winter. The Americans host El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio on Jan. 27 and Honduras in St. Paul, Minn. on Feb. 2.

In contrast, Canada will play at Honduras Jan. 27 and then at El Salvador on Feb. 2.

Canada (4-0-4, 16 points), which played the USMNT (4-1-3, 15) to a 1-1 draw in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 5, leads the Concacaf Octagonal.

“We are excited to bring the men’s national team FIFA World Cup 1ualifiers match to Hamilton in January with the team riding a nation-wide wave of support at the top of the table and after an incredible display from Edmontonians in November,” Canada Soccer president Dr. Nick Bontis said in a statement. “We are looking forward to seeing a Sea of Red at Tim Hortons Field in January for the men’s national team’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers as we have throughout the Final Round with our fans continuing to push the men’s national team to new heights.”

The match will be the first time the Canadian men have played an international A match in Hamilton, Ontario. The women’s side last played in Hamilton against Germany in an international A friendly in 2018.

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