April 3, 2013
Tickets for US-Honduras qualifier snapped up
SANDY, Utah- The U.S. Men's National Team will play the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras in front of a capacity crowd of 20,000 at Rio Tinto Stadium after tickets sold out on the second day of the public sale. Tickets went on sale Tuesday, April 2 just after 10 a.m. MT.
The U.S. takes on Honduras on June 18 at 7 p.m. MT (9 p.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, and UniMas. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
"We are really excited that Rio Tinto Stadium is sold out for the qualifier against Honduras," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "Our main priority in selecting the venues for these important games was to make sure we had great crowd support, and having the game sell out so quickly proves that the fans in Salt Lake are going to be there for us. The supporters in Denver were amazing, and we expect another fantastic atmosphere on June 18."
The MNT has played at Rio Tinto Stadium once before, collecting a 2-1 victory against El Salvador on Sept. 5, 2009, in the final round of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. holds a perfect 2-0-0 record in the state of Utah, with the other win coming in a 3-0 win rout of Costa Rica on June 4, 2005, at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The U.S. is part of the six-team Hexagonal along with Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The 10-game, round-robin format will be contested through Oct.15. The top three teams will automatically advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place team will compete in a two-leg playoff against the champion from the Oceania Confederation. The U.S. currently sits in a three-way tie for second place in the Hexagonal with Costa Rica and Honduras at four points apiece.