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Toyota Stadium will host Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador

FC Dallas’ home stadium set as one of seven U.S. venues to host six countries making final preparations for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Cameron Spencer

Toyota Stadium will be one of the several host stadiums around Major League Soccer this summer as it hosts a friendly between Ivory Coast and El Salvador on Wed., June 4.

Tickets to the June 4 friendly will go on sale on Monday, March 17 according to the press release issued by FC Dallas. The game also counts as the bonus ticket included in the FC Dallas season ticket package for all 2014 season ticket holders. For more information on season ticket packages, including this match, visit or call 888.FCD.GOAL (323.4625).

Road to Brazil, organized by Soccer United Marketing, MLS' commercial arm, will be played at five MLS venues - D.C. United's RFK Stadium, Houston Dynamo's BBVA Compass Stadium, Philadelphia Union's PPL Park, FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium and New York Red Bulls' Red Bull Arena.

Ten countries will participate in the Road to Brazil series of matches, representing four continents - Europe, Africa, North America and South America. World Cup-bound teams include the following: from Europe, defending champion Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece; representing Africa are the African Cup of Nations champion Nigeria and powerhouse Ivory Coast; and Honduras from CONCACAF. The national teams of Bolivia, El Salvador, Israel and Turkey will also participate.

So who is excited about this news? I have to admit, I'm pretty pumped to see the Ivory Coast here in town play.