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Rio Tinto Stadium reportedly will host United States men’s friendly vs. Venezuela in June

Fans get ready for the game to start as Team USA and Honduras play Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Fans get ready for the game to start as Team USA and Honduras play Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

ESPN reported Friday that the U.S. men’s national soccer team will play a friendly against Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on June 3.

That is one of two friendlies ESPN reported will take place for the U.S. team, including a July 1 matchup against Ghana in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The reported friendly at Rio Tinto would take place five days before the U.S. team’s World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago in Denver on June 8.

"U.S. Soccer picked the high-altitude location of both matches to help prepare Bruce Arena's team for a June 11 qualifier in the thin air of Mexico City, which sits 7,400 feet above sea level," ESPN's Doug McIntyre wrote.

The U.S. men's national team last played at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2013, when the Americans played Honduras and Cuba in June and July during the Gold Cup. In October 2015, U.S. men’s U-23 soccer team played a pair of games at Rio Tinto in the CONCACAF men’s Olympic qualifiers.