U.S. men’s soccer team returning to Empower Field for first time in 21 years for CONCACAF Nations League Finals – The Denver Post

The United States men’s soccer team is returning to Empower Field at Mile High Stadium for the first time in 21 years.

As a part of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Finals, the U.S. will play two matches in a span of four days at Mile High.

On June 3, the U.S. will face Honduras while Mexico plays Costa Rica. The third-place and championship matches will be June 6.

Capacity for the matches will be initially set at 42.6% (approximately 32,000) and a final decision on the number of tickets available will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets will go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m. Fans are asked to sign up at ConcacafNationsLeague.com to learn more about the event.

The four participating countries won their qualifying groups during matches in the fall of 2019. Mexico posted the most points (12), followed by Honduras (10), the U.S. (nine) and Costa Rica (six).

The finals were originally scheduled for June 2020 in Houston and Dallas, but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. is 5-0-1 since returning to play in November. It will play at Switzerland on May 30 before coach Gregg Berhalter leads the team to Denver.

The U.S. matches could have a Rapids connection — Sam Vines, Kellyn Acosta, Jonathan Lewis and Cole Bassett have all been called up to the national team within the past year.

It will be the national team’s first game at Mile High since a 1-0 win over Mexico in April 2000 (attendance of 48,476). The stadium has hosted CONCACAF Gold Cup matches in 2013, ’17 and ’19.