As part of the continuing effort to connect with the fans, the U.S. Men’s National Team will host a public training session on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. CT at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Admission and parking for the event are free.
Fans who pre-register on ussoccer.com will be entered to have a chance to meet U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann at the stadium prior to the training session.
At the session, fans will get a first-hand look at how the National Team prepares for an important match and hear exclusive interviews with Klinsmann and select players. With limited tickets available for the decisive USA-Guatemala match two days later, the event gives more supporters a chance to see the team in action.
U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will have field-level access during the training session. If you are not yet a member, U.S. Soccer SC memberships are available to purchase.
The public training session comes two days before the USA faces Guatemala on the final matchday of the Semifinal Round in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Kickoff at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is set for 6 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and the Univision family. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
Remaining tickets are available through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, all Kansas City area Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Hen House Markets) and the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park ticket office (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
The U.S. is currently even with Guatemala at the top of Group A with seven points and matching totals in both goal differential and goals scored. Jamaica also has seven points but sit in third place due to a lower goal differential. This scenario means that no team will be able to secure a place in the final round prior to the Oct. 16 matches. Semifinal Round action resumes Oct. 12, with the United States facing Antigua & Barbuda at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, while Guatemala hosts Jamaica.