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The United States Men’s National Soccer Team will continue its bid for a 2022 World Cup spot in Austin. The team failed to qualify for the last World Cup after qualifying for the first knockout round of the previous two tournaments.

The team will face Jamaica at 6:30 p.m. CT at Q2 Stadium on Thursday, October 7. The facility opened this year as the home stadium of MLS expansion franchise Austin FC, hosting the USWNT’s friendly match against Nigeria in July.

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The USMNT is currently undefeated in qualifying with one win and two draws in its current campaign. Here’s what we know about updates to the squad roster, match tickets and their future qualifying schedule.

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A month after injuring his ankle in the USMNT game against Honduras, Christian Pulsic was dropped from the squad roster for its October qualifiers. Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna has not recovered from injury and was not on the initial list.

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter told reporters he hasn’t ruled out the midfielders playing those games, describing the injuries as “day to day”.

Young players like 18-year-old Yunus Musah and 20-year-old Matthew Hoppe will get a chance to prove themselves.

Here’s a chance to check out the full squad roster on Thursday:

KEEPERS: Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)

DEFENDERS: George Bello (Atlanta United), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP), Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL), Shaq Moore (Tenerife/ESP), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ANG), Miles Robinson ( Atlanta United), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)

MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)

ATTACKERS: Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT), Paul Arriola (DC United), Matthew Hoppe (Mallorca/ESP), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Tim Weah (Lille/FRA), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)

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How much are USMNT tickets to Q2 Stadium?

As of Thursday morning, tickets remain available for the match. On Ticketmaster, the cheapest tickets available were around $80 per seat.

How to watch USWNT vs Jamaica

The game will be televised on ESPN2, TUDN and Univision Thursday night.

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USMNT WCQ Schedule

After their game in Austin, the USMNT will still have 10 qualifying games to play.

The following dates and matches have already been announced:

  • Oct. 10 vs. Panama in Panama City, Panama at 5 p.m. CT
  • Oct. 13 vs. Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio at 6 p.m. CT
  • November 12 against Mexico in Cincinnati, Ohio. Time to be determined.

The remaining seven matches have been scheduled, but venues and times have yet to be announced:

Will the USMNT qualify for the 2022 World Cup?

It’s still too early in qualifying to be sure. Three games out of a total of 14 games played, the USMNT sits in third place behind Canada and Mexico.

There are eight teams competing for a spot in the Qatar World Cup. The top three teams will qualify for this international tournament, with the fourth team facing another team in an intercontinental playoff match.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to start on November 21, 2022.