U.S. Soccer

Match Guide

U.S. MNT vs. Costa Rica, Presented by Volpi Foods



10:00 AM – Box Office A (near Honda Gate) opens
2:30 PM – Parking Lots open, FanHQ Harrison opens
3:00 PM – Box Office B (near Gate B) opens
4:30 PM – Gates open (B, B1, C, C1, East VIP, D, Honda Gate and VIP Entrance)
6:30 PM – Kickoff

Fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 6:00 PM to ensure seeing opening kickoff and to be involved in a full-stadium card stunt. Included with the card stunt, each fan will receive a commemorative poster from U.S. Soccer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Artist Series.

  • Fans with tickets in Sections 130-133, 101-105, 201, and 233 can ONLY enter at EAST VIP GATE and GATE D.
  • Fans with tickets in any other section can enter at any gate other than EAST VIP GATE and GATE D.
  • Fans with tickets in Club 108-111 or Skybox tickets are encouraged to enter at VIP Entrance.


    FanHQ Harrison will be located outside Gate B starting at 2:30 PM on matchday.

    Contests, Displays & Giveaways:

  • Century 21: Stop by the CENTURY 21 Real Estate Backyard Pitch to test out your shooting accuracy for a chance to win a signed USMNT jersey!

  • Continental Tire: Make sure to stop by the Continental activation area for some fun soccer Skeeball, a photo opportunity and a chance to win a free scarf!

  • Johnson & Johnson: Before the match, make sure to stop by the Johnson & Johnson Care United™ Village. There, you can take pictures with Clint Dempsey in the BAND-AID® Stick With It™ Moments galley for a chance to win a signed jersey, test your soccer skills against the NEUTROGENA® SUN goalie and register for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® to take home body care products for you and your family. You are also invited to Donate a Photo with your friends and family for a good cause, and enter for a chance to win great prizes! Lastly, Choose Your Bold with LISTERINE® by getting ready for your big moment! Take a photo with the Starting XI backdrop showing off their new Bold style and share on social media using #BringOutTheBold to enter a raffle for a VIP pre-match on-field experience!

  • KT Tape: Come by the KT Tape booth in Fan HQ to learn how KT Tape helps athletes of all types to perform their best. Get KT Tape samples or try having it applied by our experts. KT Tape is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support. Train Longer, Finish Stronger with KT Tape!



    Join Jeff Agoos and Tab Ramos to rewatch the condensed broadcast from the U.S. MNT's historic 1-0 World Cup Qualifying win against Costa Rica in Portland in 1997 at Smithfield Hall. The event will be live streamed on U.S. Soccer’s Facebook page and include an audience Q&A portion about the broadcast and the MNT’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica

    • Smithfield Hall - 138 W 25th St.; New York, NY 10001
    • Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. (ahead of American Outlaws Night Before event at 7p.m.)


    Find the life-size player cutouts placed in and around Harrison, New Jersey and scan the Sip & Scan icon for your chance to instantly win a U.S. Soccer Jersey. Play up to five times per day to increase your chances of winning. The more you find, the more chances you have to win!


    Player Locations

    • Keansburg Amusement Park – 275 Beachway Ave; Keansburg, NJ
    • Seabras Supermarket – 85-87 Wilson Ave; Newark, NJ
    • SoFive Soccer Facility – 2 Palmer Terrace; Carlstadt, NJ
    • Crust Pizza – 429 N Broad St.; Elizabeth, NJ
    • Chelsea Piers – Field house62 Chelsea Piers; New York, New York
    • Turtleback
    • Zoo – 560 Northfield Ave.; West Orange, NJ


    U.S. Soccer joins forces with Jersey Cares, New York Red Bulls and Century21 in hosting a school supply drive to benefit local New Jersey schools leading up to the USA v. CRC match.   Donations can be dropped off at Century21 and Red Bull Arena. Fans are encouraged to write an inspirational note to students and place inside backpack. Click here for a list of items to donate.

    Collection Locations/Times:

    • Century 21
      • 761 Ridge Rd.; Lydnhurst, NJ
      • 211-213 Kearney Ave; Kearny, NJ
      • 217 Ferry St.; Newark, NJ
      • 460 Cape May St.; Cadwell, NJ
    • Red Bull Arena
      • FanHQ (Pete Higgins Road Across from Gate B)
      • Friday, Sept 1 (GAME DAY) 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Don’t have a ticket, don’t worry below is a list of places to watch the game in the local area.

    New York

    • Harlem Tavern - 301 W 116 St.; NY, NY
    • Inwood Bar & Grill - 4957 Broadway Ave; NY, NY
    • Coogan's - 4015 Broadway; NY, NY
    • Corner Social - 321 Lenox Ave; NY, NY
    • Grill On The Hill - 1624 Amsterdam Ave; NY, NY
    • Tryon Public House - 4740 Broadway; NY, NY
    • Dive 75 - 101 W 75th St; NY, NY
    • Dive Bar - 732 Amsterdam Ave; NY, NY
    • Broadway Dive Bar- 2662 Broadway; NY, NY
    • Tubby Hook - 4946 Broadway; NY, NY
    • Legends- 6 - West 33rd St; NY, NY
    • Jack Dempsey's - 36 West 33rd St; NY, NY
    • O'Brien's - 134 W 46th St; NY, NY
    • The Three Monkeys - 236 W 54th St; NY, NY
    • Smithfield Hall - 138 W 25th St; NY, NY
    • Carragher's - 228 W 39th St; NY, NY
    • Astoria Tavern - 33-16 23rd Ave; NY, NY

    New Jersey

    • Willie Mc Bride - 616 Grand St.; Hoboken, NJ
    • Mulligan’s - 159 First St.; Hoboken, NJ
    • Dubliner - 96 River St.; Hoboken, NJ
    • Boi na Brasa - 1 Merchant St.; Newark, NJ


    Red Bull Arena Parking Map
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    The cost of parking is $30.

    Red Bull Arena Directions: Click Here


    Tailgating is not allowed in Red Bull Arena parking lots.


    Red Bull Arena Map
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    Mobile Tickets

    Tickets will be issued only as mobile tickets and delivered to the purchaser’s mobile device. No paper tickets, PDF files or print-at-home tickets will be available. U.S. Soccer is not responsible for ticket purchases, printing tickets, or resolving issues for any tickets purchased from a third party/scalper. Fans needing to pick up their tickets from will call should visit the Ticket Office (near Gate A), which opens at 9:00 AM. A valid photo-ID will be required to pick up the tickets. Additional ticket information can be found here.

    QR codes (mobile barcode) will be available for download on Aug. 28, 2017.
    Transfer A Ticket
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    Mobile Ticketing FAQ

  • Fans with tickets in Sections 130-133, 101-105, 201, and 233 can ONLY enter at EAST VIP GATE and GATE D.
  • Fans with tickets in any other section can enter at any gate other than EAST VIP GATE and GATE D.
  • Fans with tickets in Club 108-111 or Skybox tickets are encouraged to enter at VIP Entrance.


    Are you interested in making this an even more memorable match?
    Click here to see what fan upgrades are available.


  • No Backpacks, Camera Bags or Laptop Bags of any size permitted.
  • No other bags larger than 14”x14”x6” permitted.


    Prohibited Items

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    The following items are not allowed in Red Bull Arena:

  • Large Purses
  • Coolers
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Weapons
  • Bottles, cans, coolers, containers
  • Noisemakers, plastic horns, air horns, whistles, drums, musical instruments of any kind
  • Fireworks, flares, smoke bombs or any similar type item
  • Pets or animals of any kind with the exception of certified service animals
  • Selfie sticks, professional camera equipment, tripods, laser pointers, etc.
  • Water guns, toy/replica type weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Soccer balls, Beach balls, frisbees, balloons, skateboards, hover boards, rollerblades, skates, etc.
  • Streamers, confetti
  • Face masks or face coverings


  • Boulevard Outside Shop
  • Street Level Bull Shop
  • Concourse Level Bull Shop
  • Gate B, C, 126, 132, 103, 101, 226
  • To purchase gear before or after the game, please visit ussoccerstore.com


    U.S. Roster by Position: Detailed Roster


    600 Cape May Street
    Harrison, NJ 07029


    If you’re coming to the USA vs. Costa Rica World Cup Qualifier, then make sure to check out the nycgo.com World Cup Qualifier NYC Visitor Guide for official NYC information to help you plan your trip! The guide is a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink, and play in New York City.


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