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USA vs. Honduras World Cup qualifier to be played in San Jose

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Edit: It’s now official. Kick off is at 10:30 ET and will be shown on FS1.

Bruce Arena’s first attempt to get the USMNT off of zero points in the CONCACAF Hexagonal will come in San Jose according to a report from ESPNFC.

Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will apparently be the host site for the United States’ next qualifier against Honduras on Friday, March 24.

The U.S. is scheduled to play two non-FIFA date friendlies in January as they do every calendar year. It was confirmed on Wednesday that the first opponent will be Serbia with the second to be announced later.

Avaya seats 18,000 people. It seems that the USSF are going the safe route in hopes that the event will sell out. They’ve had problems this year getting a full capacity crowd against less desirable opponents. While this is a World Cup qualifier, Honduras aren’t the biggest of draws in CONCACAF.

Following this qualifier, the U.S. will travel to Panama for a vital match the following Tuesday. At some point the team will have to begin picking up points on the road and this match will be one of the ones they hope to get that accomplished.

The Road to Russia for the Bruce Arena-led USMNT begins in San Jose, ironic because that’s the same city (just a different country) where Klinsmann’s road ended.