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The match in Ohio will be the sixth World Cup qualifier hosted by the nine-year-old Columbus Crew Stadium. The U.S. has a 3-0-2 record in qualifying and an unbeaten 4-0-3 all-time record in the stadium.
The U.S, along with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago, is competing in the 10-game round-robin format until October 14th, 2009, with the top three teams automatically advancing to the 2010 FIFA World Cup [http://www.oleole.com/fifa/competitions/fifaworldcup/2010/cl7.html] in South Africa. The fourth-place team will compete in a two-game playoff to be held November 14th - 18th against the fifth-place finisher in South American qualifying.