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Orlando to host US final home World Cup qualifier in March

MLS Orlando City Toronto FC Soccer
Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-20 08:17:50-05

CHICAGO, Ill. — The United States will play its final home World Cup qualifier at Orlando, Florida, on March 27 against Panama.

The U.S. Soccer Federation scheduled the match at Exploria Stadium, where the Americans beat Panama 4-0 on Oct. 6, 2017, also their next-to-last qualifier.

Needing only a draw in their finale to qualify, the U.S. lost 2-1 four days later at Trinidad and Tobago, and the Americans’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances was stopped.

The U.S. is 4-0 at Exploria, which has a capacity of 25,500 and opened in 2014.