A sold-out crowd will pack Columbus Crew Stadium on Tuesday night, which has proved to be a fortress for the U.S. Men’s National Team. The United States has posted an unbeaten 5-0-3 record there since 2000, including a 4-0-2 record in World Cup qualifying. Even more remarkably, U.S. attackers have scored 12 goals in eight matches while the defense has surrendered only one.
Such has been the amazing support of the fans in Columbus that the U.S. has elected to host the last three World Cup qualifying encounters against regional rivals Mexico in the 24,000 seat stadium, and each time both the team and fans have risen to the occasion. While the conditions have varied – think snow in 2001 and the rain-swept conditions in 2009 – the results have remained precisely the same: 2-0 victories for the United States.
With a huge three points on the line, the U.S. couldn't have picked a better spot for this important World Cup qualifier. Let's get the stadium rocking!