BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, March 21, 2013
US Soccer today announced the venues for the four remaining future World Cup qualifying dates and all locations will be in MLS stadiums.
CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Sounders, will host the qualifier between the US national team and Panama on June 11. It will only be the second time the US has ever played a World Cup qualifier in Seattle. The first came in 1976 when the US defeated Canada in an unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
Just one week later on June 18, the US team will host Honduras and that game will be held at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. At that game the American team will be looking to avenge their 2-1 loss to the Hondurans in the opening game of the Hexagonal round. It will be the second time the US team has played at Rio Tinto. The first was on September 5, 2009 when the US defeated El Salvador 2-1 in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.
The most high profile game will come on September 10, when the US will host archrival Mexico in the fourth straight cycle at Columbus Crew Stadium. All three previous games have ended in a 2-0 scoreline in favor of the US team.
The US team's final home qualifier will come on October 11 at Kansas City's Sporting Park. The US team concluded their previous round of qualifying at the same venue where the Americans cruised to a 4-1 win over Guatemala.