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Tickets for U.S. FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Washington, D.C., Go on Sale to The Public on Sept. 10

  • Visa Cardholders Get Presale Access to Tickets on Sept. 9

CHICAGO (Sept. 2, 2009) — Tickets for the U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Oct. 14 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 10, after a presale for Visa cardholders.

The USA’s final home qualifying match, which will close out the 10-game final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, will be televised on ESPN2 and Galavision. Kickoff for the match will be determined at a later date, as all of the CONCACAF qualifying matches that day must kick off at the same time. In the teams’ first meeting during the final round of qualifying, the U.S. fell 3-1 to Costa Rica on June 3 at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa.

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium has hosted the national team 18 times, and has been the site of 12 U.S. wins - more than any stadium in the world. Overall, the U.S. is 12-3-4 on East Capitol Street. The most recent victory came in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a 2-0 win against Honduras on July 8 in Group B, with goals from Santino Quaranta and Brian Ching.

Advance tickets starting at $35 are available beginning next Thursday (Sept. 10) at 12 p.m. ET online at, 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 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 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. 9, at 10 a.m. ET until Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. ET at 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.

The U.S. is in the midst of the final round of qualifying and will face El Salvador at 6 p.m. MT on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, live on ESPN Classic and TeleFutura. The team will then travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad, where the U.S. will face Trinidad & Tobago at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. ESPN Classic will air a pregame show beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow both matches live online via’s MatchTracker, and at U.S. Soccer’s Twitter feed:

Prior to hosting Costa Rica at RFK Stadium, the U.S. will begin the double fixture date away to Honduras, where they will face the Catrachos in San Pedro Sula on Saturday, Oct. 10.