By Andrew D. Kramer and Brian Fung — March 14, 2020 10:01:06For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the U.S. Men’s National Team will host a World Cup match at its home stadium in St. Louis.
The U.K. won the match on March 10, 1972, to qualify for the finals in Russia.
The United States defeated Sweden 2-1 to advance to the final, but that result was not a fluke.
S., the defending champions, beat Mexico 1-0 to win the tournament in the U, and the U-23s defeated Canada 2-0.
“The United States has a great tradition of doing it,” U.B.C. head coach Nick Coughlan said.
“I think it’s an incredibly important match, not only for us but for all of soccer in the world.”
This is the first World Cup game played at St. Paul’s, the stadium owned and operated by the Minnesota Vikings.
The game was the first to be played at the Vikings’ new stadium in the Twin Cities, which opened in 2016.
It will be played on Sept. 25.