T.The United States will play its homeland World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, finishing a series of five straight lines in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Football Association announced Wednesday that the game will take place on November 12 at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-spectator venue that opened in May as the home of the city’s Major League Soccer team.
In 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013 the USA beat Mexico 2-0 in qualifying for the World Cup at Columbus Crew Stadium. The match against El Tri was nicknamed “Dos a Cero”.
Mexico defeated the USA 2-1 in a qualifier in Columbus in 2016 with a goal in the 89th Rafa Mrquez, a major home defeat in the opening game of the hexagon for 2018 qualifiers as the US streak of seven consecutive World Cups came to an end.
September the USA will play their first home game of the pandemic-delayed qualification for the 2022 World Cup against Canada. 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, three days after the opening in El Salvador and three days before the game in Honduras. The US hosts Jamaica on October 7th in Austin, Texas, before a game at Panama three days later and a home game against Costa Rica on October 13th.
The USSF planned to announce Thursday that the Costa Rica game will take place at Lower.com Field, the crew’s new 20,011-seat home that opened July 3. The game against Mexico will be followed by a qualifier Jamaica on November 17th.
The logistics of the first qualifying game were already made more difficult by the decision of the German television stations to postpone the games of Tyler Adams Leipzig and Josh Sargents Werder Bremen to Sunday, August 29th, which is delaying their transatlantic trip.