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Tickets On Sale for U.S. World Cup Qualifier at Foxboro Stadium on June 20


CHICAGO (Thursday, April 12, 2001) - Tickets for the U.S. Men's National Team's World Cup qualifying showdown with Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday, June 20 go on sale at Foxboro Stadium this Saturday evening as the New England Revolution host the Miami Fusion in their Major League Soccer home opener at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the general public will be available on Monday morning (April 16) at 10 a.m. ET at all New England area Ticketmaster outlets (including Filene's, Tower Records and HMV Record Stores) and the Foxboro Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Fans can also purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com beginning on Monday. For general ticket information and group ticket discounts fans can call 877-GET-REVS or visit www.us-soccer.com.

Individual game tickets for the second World Cup qualifier being played at historic Foxboro Stadium on October 7 against Jamaica will go on sale at a later date.

The June 20 match against Trinidad & Tobago will be the USA's fifth match in the final round of qualifying and will mark the halfway point of the World Cup qualification process. The match comes just four days after the Americans face Jamaica in Kingston on June 16, and will be followed by the Revolution hosting the Colorado Rapids as part of an MLS doubleheader. USA-Trinidad & Tobago is being presented to U.S. Soccer fans by Havoline and kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Telemundo.

The U.S. Men have never lost at Foxboro Stadium, posting a 5-0-3 all-time record in the Boston borough. The United States previously played two important final round qualifying matches at Foxboro Stadium on their march to the 1998 World Cup, drawing 2-2 with Mexico in front of a sold-out crowd of 57,407 on April 20, 1997, and topping El Salvador 4-2 on November 16, 1997, in a match attended by 53,193. In their most recent match at Foxboro, the Americans recorded a huge 7-0 win against Barbados in semifinal World Cup qualifying play on August 16, 2000.

The U.S. is off to their best start ever in World Cup qualifying final round play, winning their first two matches and taking a maximum six points. The U.S. opened qualifying on Feb. 28 with an important 2-0 win over Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio and then earned a critical 2-1 victory on March 28 in Honduras. The road victory against the high-scoring Hondurans was just the third-ever World Cup qualifying victory for the U.S. in Central America. The top three teams from the six-team, 30-game CONCACAF final round, which concludes on Nov. 11, will advance to 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan.


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