Jacksonville expected to host U.S. Soccer match in June

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville is expected to host the send-off match for the World Cup in June.

Nigeria will play Team USA at EverBank Field on June 7, according to the BBC. The match is to be part of the Major League Soccer's "Road to Brazil" event.

Nigeria will play exhibition games against the United States and Greece in June as part of their warm-up for the year's World Cup, said the BBC.

According to First Coast News' partner The Florida Times-Union, any official announcement by the U.S. Soccer Federation has been delayed due to scheduling issues with other matches.

"The city of Jacksonville is awaiting formal confirmation from U.S. Soccer, but we are excited for any opportunity to host America's team at EverBank Field," said in a statement released by city public information officer Kristen Sell to the T-U. "Jacksonville has proven to be a huge supporter of national soccer."

The official announcement by U.S. Soccer is expected by Friday.


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