For the U.S. Men’s National Team’s second home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, U.S. Soccer has selected Austin as the host of USA against Jamaica.
Kickoff on October 7 at Q2 Stadium for the first qualifier in the state of Texas will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision family of networks. The match against Jamaica is part of the ‘triple date’ in World Cup Qualifying during which the U.S. will play three matches in seven days. Following the game in Austin, the USMNT travels to face Panama on October 10 in Panama City. Three days later, the USA will host Costa Rica at a site to be determined.
Three World Cup qualifiers are being squeezed into FIFA international fixture windows designed for two matches because of the pandemic. Under the new qualifying format, eight teams will compete in the final round of qualifying instead of six, with the top three teams advancing to Qatar ’22. The fourth-place team will participate in an intercontinental playoff for the last spot. Sites for the other U.S. home matches will be announced at later dates.
Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, will be the host for the United States’ first home World Cup qualifier against Canada on September 5 as the men’s national team tries to return to the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2014. The venue for the match will follow the Americans’ CONCACAF Qualifying opener at El Salvador on September 2 and precede a September 8 match at Honduras.
The Americans are 4-2-1 in Nashville. Nissan Stadium is the temporary home for Major League Soccer’s Nashville SC before its own stadium opens next year. The Tennessee Titans, city of Nashville, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and Nashville SC worked together to secure the event.