The United States men’s national soccer team returns to familiar territory as it prepares for battle.
Team USA will play New Zealand on Tuesday at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. in an exhibition game that marks the end of warm-ups and the start of the sprint toward the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
USA-New Zealand represents the last chance some American players will have to impress coach Jurgen Klinsmann, as they look to earn spots on the roster for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica. Those games will be Team USA’s last outings in 2016.
USA has played New Zealand twice before, winning 2-1 at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 and in an exhibition game in 2003.
RFK Stadium has staged 23 U.S. men’s national team games, more than any other venue. Fans are hoping there truly is no place like home.
Here’s how to watch USA vs. New Zealand online.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
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