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Tickets For FIFA World Cup Qualifier Against Cuba on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C., To Go On Sale Sept. 4


CHICAGO (August 28, 2008) — Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cuba on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C., will go on sale beginning Sept. 4. Kickoff at RFK Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Fans can also follow along live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

Tickets ranging in price levels from $28 to $95 are available starting next Thursday (Sept. 4) at 10 a.m. ET online at ussoccer.com, through all Washington-Baltimore Ticketmaster outlets (including Macy’s stores), and by phone (Washington 202-397-SEAT (7328); Baltimore 410-547-SEAT (7328); Northern Virginia 703-573-SEAT (7328); out of state 1-800-551-SEAT (7328). Groups of 20 or more can obtain a group order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (a special VIP package which includes a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. national team jersey with your name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. Visa® is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer.

As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 8 a.m. ET until Thursday, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.

RFK Stadium is no stranger to the U.S. National Team, having hosted 17 matches since 1977. The U.S. has collected a 10-3-4 record in the nation’s capital, including a 3-1-1 record in World Cup qualifying. With an average attendance of over 30,000, Washington, D.C., has witnessed several memorable matches, including a 4-0 victory against Mexico in 1995 and a 1-0 win against Argentina in 1999. RFK last hosted the U.S. men on Oct. 13, 2004, when an Eddie Johnson hat trick paced the United States to a 6-0 victory against Panama to close out the semifinal phase of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The U.S. has only faced Cuba once before in World Cup qualifying, dating back to a two-game series in 1949 that was played in Mexico City, Mexico. The U.S. tied Cuba, 1-1, in their first meeting and then won, 5-2, during a three-team group that also included Mexico. Overall, the U.S. holds a 5-1-1 record against Cuba with 21 goals for and nine goals against.

The U.S. currently sits in second place of Group A behind Trinidad & Tobago after one match. The U.S. collected their first ever World Cup qualifying victory on Guatemalan soil with a 1-0 win on Aug. 20 in Guatemala City to open the semifinal round. Next up, the U.S. will first complete an historic visit to Cuba on Sept. 6 (8 p.m. ET - ESPN Classic, Galavision), making their first appearance on the island since 1947. Four days later, the U.S. welcomes Trinidad & Tobago to Chicago for the team’s debut in Bridgeview, Ill. (tickets). During this round, there are three groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group will advance to the final round of qualifying that will be held in 2009.

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