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USMNT to begin CONCACAF Nations League play at Audi Field

The home opener takes place October 11th against Cuba.

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The United States Men’s National Team will return to the nation’s capital. U.S. Soccer announced today that the team will open up CONCACAF Nations League play October 11th at Audi Field in Washington, DC against Cuba.

An announcement that has been rumored for a few weeks, Audi Field will host its second match in just a few months. The D.C. United home, which holds 20,000, hosted the USMNT’s match against Jamaica on June 5th, a 1-0 loss for the home team. They will hope to do much better this time around against Cuba in the beginning of the confederation’s newest competition. Cuba has played the USMNT in DC in a competitive match before, the two teams last facing each other in the nation’s capital back in October 2008 for a World Cup qualifier at RFK Stadium. The USMNT won that one 6-1. The two teams most recently met in a friendly in Havana in October 2016, the USMNT winning 2-0. Head coach Gregg Berhalter will hope to get League A group play off to a great start at Audi Field in October after two friendlies next month against Mexico and Uruguay.

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