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U.S. Soccer selects final three cities for World Cup qualifiers

February 11, 2009 |  5:30 pm

A fan of the Mexican national team awaits the kick-off against the U.S. team on Wednesday night at Crew Stadium in Columbus.

As the U.S. men's national team was getting ready for tonight's game with Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Soccer revealed the sites of the final three qualifying matches that it will stage this year.

After playing Trinidad and Tobago in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1, the U.S. will play Honduras on June 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago, El Salvador in Salt Lake City on Sept. 5 and Costa Rica at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14.

The U.S. away games against its five final-round opponents in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa are on March 28 in El Salvador, June 3 in Costa Rica, Aug. 12 in Mexico, Sept. 9 in Trinidad and Tobago and Oct. 10 in Honduras.

-- Grahame L. Jones in Columbus, Ohio

Photo: A fan of the Mexican national team awaits the kickoff against the U.S. team tonight at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Matthew Emmons / US Presswire

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