United States Birmingham Tickets
The United States is fast becoming a hub for international soccer and more and more teams are traveling to the US to play competitive games and friendlies. One such game to look forward to is the international friendly between the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) and the Australian National Soccer Team at the Legion Field Stadium in September this year. With World Cup qualifiers just around the corner in October, this friendly give both team’s ample game time and a chance to refine tactics and strategies. To catch the game live, get United States Birmingham tickets now.
Soccer Fever Grips the US
Following the United States good showing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the game’s profile has risen in the country. Apart from international teams, some of the world’s top soccer clubs have held their preseason camps in the country as well. Even the MLS is witnessing an influx of international stars including former Champion League winners, Ricardo Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa.
So expect a huge crowd at the stadium when the US National team faces Australia’s socceroos at the Legion Field Stadium this September.
Recent Exploits of the USMNT
The US National team is currently ranked 29th in the world (as of August 6th 2015) and their recent exploits have captured the imagination of the nation.
During the 2014 World Cup, the team progressed from a very tricky group featuring Germany, Portugal and Ghana. They defeated Ghana, drew against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and lost a close game against eventual champions Germany. In the round of 16 the team went the distance against Belgium, but lost 2-1 in extra time, despite goal keeper Tim Howard making a World Cup record fifteen saves in the game.
The team’s next major tournament was the CONCACAF Gold Cup on home soil in 2015. Despite huge expectations, the team lost to eventual finalists Jamaica and finished fourth in the tournament.
With the World Cup qualifiers around the corner, Jurger Klinsmann’s men will need all the game time they can get to make up for a disappointing Gold Cup. The Socceroos should test them, so expect a fiercely contested game, despite it being a friendly.