All we can say is “wow.” Toyota Stadium in Frisco hosted the U.S. Women’s National Team in February, and now the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will make an appearance in March! Needless to say, we’re psyched to be hosting two international soccer events in as many months.
The U23 USMNT is hosting Colombia on Tuesday, March 29 at 8:30pm for the second leg of its two-game, home-and-away playoff for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. The first game is being held in Barranquilla, Colombia four days prior.
The road to the playoff round has been marked with highs and lows. In October 2015, the team won all three of its first-round games in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship before Honduras took the win a semifinal match. Following the loss, the U23 team scored a win against Canada to earn a place in the playoff round.
If the USA is victorious in these matches against Colombia, they will be heading to the Olympics for the first time in eight years. The 2016 games are an opportunity for the USA to recover from the 2008 games, in which they posted a 1-1-1 record, but failed to advance from a group that included gold medalists Nigeria.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz was a member of the 2008 USMNT, and midfielder Kellyn Acotsa is among the 2016 Olympic hopefuls.
Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now for the March 29 match, and FC Dallas is offering a special two-match deal:
A ticket to the Olympic Qualifier + an east sideline seat for the match of your choice in April
Join us to cheer the USMNT to victory in Frisco!