The Men's National Team will be coming back to MAPFRE Stadium for a World Cup Qualifier. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced that they'll face Guatemala on Tuesday, March 29th in a fourth round group stage match. The game will air on ESPN2 and UniMas. Ticket information will be announced closer to matchday.
The game will be the fourth of six in the round before "The Hex". Currently the Men's team is tied for first after two rounds with four points. The top two teams of the four team group will advance to the final round.
This will be the ninth Men's National Team qualifier in Columbus and the 11th game overall. The USMNT has never lost in Columbus and is 7-0-3 all time. The team made two stops during the 2014 quailifcation cycle. They defeated Jamaica 1-0 during the third round in 2012 and beat Mexico by Dos a Cero in The Hex in 2013.
The announcement follows a great month for soccer in Columbus. Crew SC is making a deep run into the MLS Playoffs and attracting large crowds in the process. The team has averaged over 20,000 fans through two dates in the playoffs and has averaged nearly 17,000 over the course of the 2015 season.