June 28, 2012
U.S. WC qualifying tickets on sale in July
Tickets for U.S. National Team World Cup qualifiers in Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Kan., will go on sale to the public in July.
The Americans take on Jamaica on September 11 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET and concludes the CONCACAF semifinal round facing Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET.
For the Columbus encounter, tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all central Ohio Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Kroger stores) and the Crew Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
For the Kansas City match, tickets go on sale to the general public the following Tuesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Kansas City area (including Hen House Markets) and the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
The U.S. leads Group A with four points, ahead of Jamaica based on goal differential. Semifinal round action resumes Sept. 7, with the United States facing Jamaica at "The Office" in Kingston.
The U.S. holds an unbeaten 5-0-3 record lifetime at Columbus Crew Stadium dating back to 2000. Columbus Crew Stadium has hosted qualifiers, with the U.S. recording a 4-0-2 record. The Americans have surrendered only one goal in eight matches in Columbus, outscoring opponents 12-1.
Columbus was the site of the last U.S.-Jamaica qualifier, a 1-1 draw on Nov. 17, 2004, in the final match of the semifinal phase.
The Americans will make their second appearance in the state of Kansas and second at porting Park. They played the first international in the newly minted stadium during the 2011 Gold Cup,with the U.S. winning 1-0 against Guadeloupe on June 14, 2011.
The U.S. has played once in Kansas City, Mo. - a World Cup qualifying win against Costa Ricaon April 25, 2001, when Josh Wolff scored the lone goal before a crowd of 37,319 fans.