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AO Philly: Philadelphia, PPL Park Submit Bid To Host USMNT World Cup Qualifier

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The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Outlaws posted on its Facebook page that Philadelphia submitted a bid to host a World Cup qualifying game featuring the United States Men's National Team in 2013. The stadium used in the bid was PPL Park, according to AO Philly.

Jeff Zelevansky

National Team soccer may return to PPL Park and Philadelphia in early 2013.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Outlaws posted on its Facebook page that Philadelphia submitted a bid to host a World Cup qualifying game featuring the United States Men's National Team in 2013. The stadium used in the bid was PPL Park, according to AO Philly.

A source confirmed the report to the Brotherly Game.

PPL Park and Philadelphia have previously played the role of hosts to foreign teams, with multiple friendlies held at both the home of the Philadelphia Union and at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of he Philadelphia Eagles.

The USMNT played against Colombia in a friendly at PPL Park in October of 2010, with a squad that featured future Union captain and goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon. PPL Park has also seen Celtic, Chivas de Guadalajara, Everton and FC Schalke 04 come through its gates since opening in 2010, plus an awkward friendly between Ghana and Chile last year.

Additionally, PPL Park hosted the USWNT and China twice.

Lincoln Financial Field hosted Manchester United and Real Madrid, and USMNT versus Turkey in the last three years.

The Union chose not to comment when reached for a response on this story.