CHICAGO (Aug. 25, 2023) – For the U.S. Men’s National Team’s critical 2023-24 Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinal home leg, the U.S. Soccer Federation has selected Austin as the host venue. Kickoff from Q2 Stadium is set for 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local), and the match will be broadcast live on TNT, Universo and Peacock. Live Spanish-language audio for the match will be available on Fútbol de Primera radio platforms.
The Quarterfinal Round of the CNL serves as qualification for the prestigious 2024 Copa America, South America’s preeminent international tournament, which will be hosted in the United States next summer. The 2024 addition of the event will include 10 CONMEBOL nations and six Concacaf guest nations, including defending World Cup and Copa America champion Argentina led by captain and Inter Miami attacker Lionel Messi.
Q2 Stadium has hosted USMNT matches in three different official competitions, with all three previous visits ending in shutout victories in front of sold-out crowds.
“With this game being critical to our objectives of advancing in the Concacaf Nations League and qualifying for the 2024 Copa America, we think in all ways that Austin is the perfect host,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Along with the world-class facilities, the fan support and the atmosphere in the stadium has been incredible every time we play there. We’re looking forward to coming back in November.”
The USMNT has won the first two editions of the Concacaf Nations League, beginning with a defeat of Mexico in a thrilling 3-2 extra-time victory in the inaugural championship in 2021. In June of this year, center back Chris Richards and forward Folarin Balogun became the first and second players to score their first international goals in a final with both first-half goals assisted by midfielder Gio Reyna as the USMNT claimed its third consecutive Concacaf tournament with a 2-0 defeat of Canada, adding to its 2021 Nations League and 2021 Gold Cup titles.
Source: US Soccer