Advance tickets for U.S. vs. Panama World Cup qualifying match on sale Tuesday
CHICAGO - Tickets for the U.S. men's national team's important FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Panama on October 13 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., go on sale nationally on Tuesday (Aug. 17) at 10 a.m. ET online at ussoccer.com, through all Washington-Baltimore Ticketmaster outlets (including Hecht's stores), and by phone (Washington 202-397-7328; Baltimore 410-547-7328; Northern Virginia 703-573-7328; out of state 1-800-551-7328). Group discounts are available through D.C. United at 202-587-5000.
Tickets for the match, which kicks off locally at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be aired nationally on tape delay on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET and on Telemundo at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, range in price from $30 to $75. The match at famed RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., is the fifth in the USA's six-game semifinal round group, and the second of three home games.
The USA opens their semifinal group action in Jamaica on Wednesday (live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker, presented by Philips), and will play their first semifinal home match against El Salvador on Sept. 4 in Foxboro, Mass. After road games on Sept. 8 in Panama and Oct. 9 in El Salvador, the U.S. will close with consecutive home games on Oct. 13 in D.C. against Panama and Nov. 17 against Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio.
RFK Stadium has a storied history for the United States - both in the stands and on the field. Since 1990, the U.S. has posted a 9-3-3 record at RFK Stadium, however, the team is just 2-1-1 all-time in World Cup qualifiers at the 43-year old venue. In their 15 all-time matches at RFK, the U.S. has averaged 33,450 fans per game, with crowds topping 40,000 on five occasions.
The U.S. advanced to the semifinal round of FIFA World Cup qualifying with a 6-2 aggregate victory over Grenada on June 13 and 20. Those triumphs are part of a seven-game unbeaten run for the U.S. in 2004, in which the team has compiled an overall record of 5-1-3 in nine matches.