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The United States will debut in Los Angeles for the 2026 World Cup

The United States team will make its 2026 World Cup debut at SoFi Stadium on June 12, marking the first time it has played this tournament at home since 1994. The game will begin with Gregg Berhalter’s team in the group stage of the search, showing the growth they have had since the last time they hosted a World Cup.

“When you think about Los Angeles, it’s a city with a lot of soccer history,” Berhalter began. game between the United States and Colombia, and we managed to win. “There is a lot of football talent in the culture that LAFC and LA Galaxy have created,” he added.

After making its debut in Los Angeles, the North American team will head to Seattle to play at Lumen Field on June 19 for its second game. The United States will close the group stage in Southern California on June 25 with the hope of completing its work to advance to the next round of the most important sports tournament in the world.

Los Angeles is the home of the USMNT

SoFi Stadium won the rights to host two of the three games the United States will play in the 2026 World Cup and the official announcement was made on Sunday. The announcement was delayed because the dimensions of the SoFi Stadium did not meet FIFA’s requirements to host a World Cup match.

Fortunately, they solved the problem and will host Christian Pulisic and others in two of the three games they will play in the group stage. The last time the United States was home to a World Cup was in 1994, and in that tournament, they advanced to the Round of 16. The Americans lost against Brazil, a team that eventually won that edition.

So the parameter for Gregg Berhalter is to advance even to the quarterfinals to improve on what was achieved in 2022 and 1994. The 2026 World Cup will be the first with 48 teams and will start on June 11, with the opening game to be played at the Azteca Stadium.

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