Team USA expects big turnout in Jacksonville

By Michael Kelly, Sports anchor, reporter, mkelly@wjxt.com
Published On: Jun 03 2014 06:42:40 PM EDT
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It's the final send-off for Team USA as the men's national national team heads to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. And U.S. soccer expects a record crowd for Saturday's match against Nigeria at Everbank Field.

U.S. soccer said more than 39,000 tickets were sold by Tuesday morning for the game.

The team arrived in Jacksonville on Monday. They posted a picture on Twitter on Tuesday of the players running on the beach.

The current record is 44,428 set back in 2012 when the men's national team beat Scotland in a friendly. It's also the record for a national team game in Florida.

Saturday's tune-up will also be the most attended match of the Send-Off series. Nearly 25,000 people watched the game against Azerbaijan in San Francisco. And a sellout crowd of 27,000 were on hand at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey as Team USA beat Turkey 2-1 on Sunday.

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