LIVESTRONG Sporting Park left such an impression on the US national team on Tuesday that there is now a movement to make it the official national stadium of the USMNT.
And USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan is leading the charge.
“I was saying in the locker room that tonight you saw a really pro-American crowd,” midfielder Sacha Kljestan told the Kansas City Star. “That’s the most American flags I’ve seen in a stadium, so I hope we’ll have more games here. Maybe it will become the new national stadium.”
Several national teams around the world have adopted a national stadium as their home field for most every official match. England have Wembley Stadium, Mexico have Azteca Stadium, Scotland have Hampden Park, Jamaica have “The Office” and Costa Rica had the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium until the recent opening of their new stadium.
But don’t expect the US to have a national stadium any time soon. According to the US Soccer Federation, that set-up doesn’t work in this country.
“As the national team, we believe it’s important to play matches across the United States,” a US Soccer Federation spokesman told MLSsoccer.com on Wednesday. “By playing in various locations, we feel we’re able give more people the opportunity to attend a game.”
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