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North Carolina FC to host U.S. Men’s National Team match against Paraguay

The U.S. Men’s National team is headed back to the Triangle.

The North Carolina Football Club will host the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Paraguay on Tuesday, March 27 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, the team announced on Monday.

The match will kickoff at 7 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium.

“North Carolina Football Club, in coordination with the Town of Cary, is excited to host the U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Paraguay game here at Sahlen’s Stadium,” said president and general manager Curt Johnson. “The last time the National Team was in Cary was seven years ago as they prepared for the Gold Cup and we look forward to having them back in the area after such a long time. We expect this match to sell out quickly and we encourage our fans to secure their tickets early.”

The U.S. Men’s National Team returns to WakeMed Soccer Park for the first time since 2011, when they trained to prepare for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The USMNT also trained in Cary prior to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. This match marks only the second time the National Team plays a game in Cary, the team said in a statement Monday.

The USMNT previously drew Jamaica 1-1 in front of a record crowd on April 11, 2006. The Men’s National Team followed that visit with two training stints in Cary in March and June of 2011.

“The North Carolina soccer community has always offered great support to our National Teams,” said MNT head coach Dave Sarachan. “I have great memories of Cary as the springboard for our quarterfinal run at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and look forward to returning for our match against Paraguay.”

This will be the eighth time the U.S. and Paraguay meet dating back to 1930. The USMNT holds a record of 3-2-2 against the South American nation. Most recently the teams met in group stage of the Copa America Centenario in 2016, with the U.S. edging Paraguay 1-0 behind a Clint Dempsey goal.

Tickets to the game go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. through and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Individual ticket purchases will be limited to six tickets per household and will not be sold at the stadium ticket office except on the day of the event, if any remain.

Prior to individual tickets going on sale, NCFC season ticket members as well as 12 and 18 voucher pack Flex Members who purchase their season packs by Friday, Feb. 16, will get an exclusive pre-sale which begins on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.

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