BREAKING: Cincinnati to host USMNT in Gold Cup tune up on June 9


It's confirmed.

Cincinnati will host the United States Men's National Team. At the historic Nippert Stadium, which will have its turf covered with grass, the USMNT will take on Venezuela in one of their last tune-ups prior to the domestically-played Gold Cup.

This should be a thrilling game for Cincinnatians. Venezuela is currently ranked No. 29 by Fifa and the USMNT is just a few spots ahead at No. 24.

The USMNT just recently tied Chile, the 15th ranked team. That said, things are trending up for the USMNT as they've scored seven and given up just one over their last six performances.

This game comes just 21 months after the USMNT took down New Zealand at Nippert Stadium. Cincinnati has been thriving as a soccer city behind the surging fanbase of FC Cincinnati and the USSF is noticing the immense and unique fandom.

FCC's Kenny Saief and Greg Garza, who was part of the USMNT prior to his quad injury, have made appearances for the red, white and blue, so it'll be interesting if there is any chance they get called up for the game in front of their home crowd.

Per the Enquirer's Patrick Brennan, the installation of the grass overtop of the stadium's turf would come at a lofty price, oftentimes topping $200,000.

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