Music City was selected by the U.S. Soccer Federation as host for a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying game between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Canada.
The Sept. 5 game will be at Nissan Stadium and will be the first home match of the qualifying campaign for the U.S.
Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMás and TUDN.
The Tennessee Titans open the regular season Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals, seven days after the soccer match.
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said Nashville was selected for the team’s first home game because of the facilities and the city’s soccer following. He wanted to assure the team of a home-field advantage and is confident local fans will provide that at Nissan Stadium.
“We know that one of the things critical to our success in World Cup qualifying is having a strong home crowd and winning our home games,” Berhalter said. “When I think about the stadium, the field, and a crowd that’s full of energy, there’s no better place to kick off our home World Cup qualifying series than in Nashville. It’s a vibrant city, and we look forward to playing there.”