Seattle to host June 11 World Cup qualifier

It’s news that has been expected for a while, but U.S. Soccer made it official Thursday, announcing that Seattle will host a World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field.

“Going to Seattle for a World Cup Qualifier was very high on our list because of the fantastic atmosphere,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a press release. “It was a no brainer. We knew we had to go to Seattle and the sooner the better because it will hopefully give us an advantage in our game.”

The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and with the Mariners playing a night game across the street, CenturyLink Field will be set up with a 42,000-seat configuration to mitigate traffic and parking concerns.

Tickets for the game go on sale Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at or by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CenturyLink Field Box Office.

This will be the U.S. national team’s first World Cup qualifier in Seattle since it beat Canada in 1976 at the Kingdome. The U.S. team has played at CenturyLink in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005 and 2009, winning games against Cuba and Grenada, respectively. The U.S. national team has a 6-2-1 all-time record in Washington and has won five straight.

More in Sports

Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Kylee Griffen

The Gonzaga-bound senior star keyed Lake Stevens’ breakthrough season.

The Herald’s 2018 all-area girls basketball teams

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kylee Griffen, sr., F, Lake Stevens COACH OF… Continue reading

Silvertips beat Royals, move to brink of U.S. Division title

Everett can clinch the title with a win or OTL Saturday, or a Portland loss over its final two games.

All-time stunner: No. 16 UMBC downs No. 1 Virginia

The Retrievers win 74-54 to become the first 16-seed in NCAA Tournament history to beat a No. 1.

Zags, Buckeyes know each other extremely well

The two programs meet up for the second time this season in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32 Saturday.

Seahawks lose DT Richardson to Vikings, sign Dickson

Former Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson opted to sign a 1-year deal with the Vikings.

Friday’s prep results

Here are Friday’s prep results, with links to recaps: BASEBALL Wesco 3A… Continue reading

Mariners rally late to defeat Rangers

Daniel Vogelbach continues to hit well, recording a home run and a double.

BLOG: Some final weekend reading before Silvertips host Fan Appreciation Night

The Everett Silvertips play their home finale tonight against Victoria. If they… Continue reading

Most Read