U.S. Men's National Team will host Ecuador in East Hartford
USA to Face Ecuador Oct. 10 at Rentschler Field in Hartford
Presale Starts Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. ET
U.S. Captain Clint Dempsey
(roster subject to change)
We are pleased to offer you a special ticket presale ahead of the general public for the U.S. Men's National Team match against Ecuador on Friday, Oct. 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Your internet-only presale starts Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. ET and ends Thursday, Aug. 21 at 2 a.m. ET.
Use the code H6NEARBY to purchase tickets. VISA is the preferred payment card of U.S. Soccer.
U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TO PLAY ECUADOR ON OCT. 10 IN EAST HARTFORD IN FIRST HOME GAME SINCE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
Match Kicks Off at 7 p.m. ET at Rentschler Field; Broadcast Live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio
CHICAGO (Aug. 14, 2014) - Fresh off capturing the imagination of the U.S. public with its performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, fans will have their first opportunity to welcome the U.S. Men's National Team home when the USA hosts Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut. Kickoff at Rentschler Field is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio. Fans can also follow along on Twitter @ussoccer.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-877-522-8499 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET only) and at the XL Center ticket office starting Monday, Aug. 25 (open Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Rentschler Field except on the day of the event.]
Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. ET and runs until Friday, Aug. 22, at 8 a.m. atussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
"We are really excited to get our first chance to play at home after the World Cup," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "The support from our fans in the United States and everyone that traveled to Brazil was awesome, and we want to build on that energy. We have an exciting four years ahead of us, and this is just the beginning. The U.S. team has a great history at Rentschler Field, so we are hoping for another big crowd against Ecuador."
The United States holds a 2-5-4 record against Ecuador in a series dating back to 1984. Both of the USA's victories came on U.S. soil, including a 1-0 win on March 10, 2002, in Birmingham, Alabama, that saw U.S. goalkeeper and New Jersey native Tim Howard earn his first cap and first shutout.
Led by Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia, Ecuador has qualified for three FIFA World Cups, (2002, 2006 and 2014) and just missed the South American playoff spot during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Drawn into Group E along with France, Switzerland and Honduras, La Tricolor compiled a 1-1-1 record in Brazil.
Rentschler Field has hosted big-time matches for the MNT, including a World Cup qualifier, two Send-Off Series games and a CONCACAF Gold Cup group match. Brian McBride scored the game-winner in the 1-0 win on Aug. 17, 2005, against Trinidad & Tobago in final round qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, then Brek Shea made his first international goal count as the USA defeated Costa Rica 1-0 and won its group on the way to capturing the 2013 Gold Cup title. Overall, the United States holds a 3-1-0 record at the venue.
The United States reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, advancing out of the "Group of Death" with a second-place finish behind tournament champion Germany. Overall, the USA has posted a 5-3-2 record this year.
Thank you for participating in the district scheduling meeting. Please update your league schedules on the district website. You do not need to input friendlies, tournament games, or CT Cup games. If you are not connected, you need to contact your commissioner. Make sure that you are registered onto the district website. Please have your schedules updated by September 1st. Remember to submit your league game scores after each game. See the district website for the travel packet and the Yellow/Red Card Self-Report form.
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Important Dates - See the district website about registration dates for the CJSA Fall Connecticut Cup and tournaments around the district (Madison, West Haven, and Naugatuck). All teams and rosters should be uploaded into the state database by August 31st.
If during a game a Yellow Card or Red Card is issued by the referee, you need to self-report it using the SCD website. The self-report link is below as well as the the SCD Game Report Form (which the referee should fill out for you after each game).
The South Central District policy is that if there is no roster at a league or friendly game -- then there is no play. If there are no passes, the certified roster needs to be signed by the players and coaches and the referee must submit a supplemental game report via Central Assign and fax the roster to Joe Conte, SCD Vice President, at 203-248-1360.
Players not on a certified roster cannot play regardless if they have a pass or not.
Coaches should always have three (3) copies of their certified roster at each game PLUS player and coaches passes.
U10 Developmental Travel Rec players do not have player passes, but coaches have passes. All U10 Developmental Travel Rec teams do have certified rosters.
Referees must check rosters and passes before every game played in South Central District regardless of it is a league game or a friendly game.