USMNT CONTINUES NATIONS LEAGUE TITLE DEFENSE AT THE “FORTRESS” OF EXPLORIA STADIUM; COVERAGE ON TNT, UNIVERSO, AND PEACOCK BEGINS AT 7 P.M. ET
CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2023) – The U.S. Soccer Federation has selected Orlando to host the U.S. Men’s National Team’s climactic match of the 2023 Nation’s League Group D against El Salvador on March 27 at Exploria Stadium.
USA-El Salvador will be broadcast live on TNT and Universo and streamed on Peacock. Coverage begins at 7 p.m., with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the USMNT on Twitter (@USMNT), Instagram (@USMNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.
After a thrilling 3-2 defeat of Mexico in extra time of the inaugural championship match in 2021, the USMNT continues its title defense with two matches to close out Group D. Currently in second place with four points and one behind El Salvador, the USA opens the window away to Grenada on March 24 at Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Saint George (8 p.m. ET; WBD Sports, Universo, Peacock). In their first meeting, a four-goal bonanza from Jesús Ferreira propelled the United States to a 5-0 shutout win on June 10 in Austin.
Victories in both remaining matches would guarantee the USA a place in the Final Four, which will be held in June.
Presales for the match will begin Monday, Feb. 13, with the public sale beginning on Monday, Feb. 20.
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EXCLUSIVE PRESALES FOR U.S. SOCCER INSIDERS
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Presale Schedule for MNT vs. El Salvador
|Sales Schedule||Presale Date & Start Time|
|Circle Insiders Presale (Circle Insiders)||Monday, Feb. 13 | 10 a.m. ET|
|VIP Insiders Presale (VIP Insiders)||Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 10 a.m. ET|
|Premium Insiders Presale (Premium & Premium Family Insiders)||Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 10 a.m. ET|
|Standard Insiders Presale (Standard Insiders)||Friday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. ET|
|Orlando Season Ticket Holders||Friday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. ET|
|Visa Presale (Visa cardholders only)||Sunday, Feb. 19 | 10 a.m. ET|
|Public Sale||Monday, Feb. 20 | 10 a.m. ET|
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BACK TO THE LIONS DEN
Exploria Stadium has been a venerable fortress for the USMNT, with the USA posting an unblemished 5-0-0 record at the venue. In addition to World Cup Qualifiers, the stadium previously hosted a Concacaf Nations League group match. In 2019, the USMNT unloaded on Canada in a 4-1 win in League A play. Gyasi Zardes grabbed a brace, Jordan Morris tallied a goal and an assist while Aaron Long also scored in the victory that made Gregg Berhalter the second-fastest coach in team history to reach 10 wins.
LAST TIME VS. EL SALVADOR
The U.S. Men’s National Team came from behind to tie El Salvador 1-1 in a Concacaf Nations League group stage match played on a rain-soaked, mud-patched field at Estadio Cuscatlán. After El Salvador’s Alexander Larin put the home side up 10 minutes before the half, second half substitutes Luca de la Torre and Jordan Morris combined to bring the USA level in second half stoppage time, with Morris heading in de la Torre’s cross for the tying goal.
WHAT IS THE NATIONS LEAGUE
Created to maximize the quality, quantity and frequency of competitive matches for all of Concacaf’s 41 Member Associations, the 2022/23 CNL Group Stage will continue to be played in a three League format (A, B, C), with home and away round robin play on the FIFA Match Windows of June 2022 (double window) and March 2023. The Group Stage will be followed by the Concacaf Nations League Finals in June 2023 and will consist of semifinals, third place match, and final.
All 41 Concacaf Member Associations have been allocated in a League pot based on their Concacaf Ranking following the conclusion of the FIFA Men’s International Window of March 2022.
|2022-23 Concacaf Nations League A Draw|
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
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