Following four straight matches against top-ranked teams from Europe and South America, the U.S. Men's National Team will take on a different challenge against a top tier regional rival when it hosts Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
The event time will be announced at a later date, but the game is set to be televised on FS1 and Univision Networks. Fans will be able to follow the match via Facebook, Twitter @ussoccer_MNT and Instagram @ussoccer_MNT.
Slated as the second of two games that are part of the MNT’s annual January Camp, the friendly vs. Costa Rica is part of a series of tests the USA faces in advance of the 2019 Gold Cup, the first official competition in the 2022 World Cup cycle. The first 2019 January Camp friendly will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the match in the Northern California go on sale to the public Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. PT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Avaya Stadium except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
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The MNT returns to Avaya Stadium for the second time, having routed Honduras 6-0 in a World Cup Qualifier on March 24, 2017. Overall, the USA holds an unbeaten 3-0-2 record in San Jose.This will be the 38th meeting between the United States and Costa Rica, with the MNT slipping behind in the all-time series with an overall record of 14-17-6. The match will come on the 16-year anniversary of the USA’s 2-0 victory against Costa Rica in the 2002 Concacaf Gold Cup Final.