After a week of rumors, it's official: U.S. Soccer has selected Crew Stadium to host the U.S. Men’s National Team's rival Mexico on Feb. 11.
The match in Columbus is the first of five final round qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. team has enjoyed success at Crew Stadium in the past, winning qualifiers in 2001 and 2005.
More on the story is available here , including this quote from U.S. head coach Bob Bradley:
"We are very excited about returning to Columbus. The national team has enjoyed a great history there, and the team has always appreciated the fantastic support from the fans. We are looking forward to an incredible atmosphere as we continue the difficult task of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa."
This game, expected to be a sell-out, has found a great home in the number one sports town in the U.S . I'm looking forward to Columbus' opportunity to share our seats and our city with fans from across the country and the globe.