Orlando's stake as the home of American soccer continues to grow. The United States Men's National Team will host El Salvador in the 2023 Concacaf Nation's League March 27 at Exploria Stadium. It will be the final match in Group D of Nation's League.
Exploria has become a veritable home field for US Soccer since it opened in 2017. The USMNT hosted its decisive World Cup Qualifying match against Panama in Orlando ahead of the 2022 World Cup, and it played a pivotal qualifier against Panama in the 2018 cycle in Exploria as well.
The USMNT has a 5-0-0 record at Exploria Stadium. That includes the two World Cup qualifiers, and a decisive 4-1 win over Canada in Nation's League.
While Orlando is becoming a home base for the men's national team, it's also played host to the US Women's National Team plenty of times as well.
Orlando will host parts of the SheBelieves Cup for the fourth time in that tournament's history. The USWNT has also played multiple frienlies at Exploria Stadium.
The decision to host the USMNT at Exploria Stadium again has drawn criticism from several voices on social media. It's the same usual complaints about playing all US soccer games at the same handful of venues --- and while that can be a valid criticism --- but reporters Austin David and Jonathan Tannewald explained the practical benefits of using Orlando.
The friendly with El Salvador is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 27. The match will be broadcast on TNT.