KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Next Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at Livestrong Sporting Park is a big deal for a reason you may not realize.
If all goes well, Livestrong Sporting Park has a chance to become the preferred home for all of the U.S. National Team’s top qualifiers. Team USA previously called Crew Stadium in Columbus its preferred home for those matches. But Livestrong Sporting Park has a chance to change that with its newer, upscale $200 million stadium.
Sporting KC owner Robb Heineman knows next Tuesday is a big opportunity for Livestrong Sporting Park.
“I think this is really an audition for us to host a bunch of these games going forward,” Heineman said. “Livestrong Sporting Park is the right venue for the U.S. to play, and I hope we do a great job.”
The U.S. will face Guatemala on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Livestrong Sporting Park. It’s the Semifinal Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match is sold out. Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi has made the U.S. National Team roster and could play in the match.
The public is welcome to attend team USA’s free training session on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Livestrong Sporting Park.
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