This could be a landmark game for Sacha Kljestan: the New York Red Bulls' midfielder is in line to win his 50th cap for his country, if he sees the field against New Zealand.
Kljestan will doubtless prefer to remember this game as the one in which he sealed a place in Jurgen Klinsmann's lineup for the forthcoming Hexagonal tournament: CONCACAF's final round of World Cup qualifying.
Since returning to play his soccer in MLS in 2015, Kljestan has forced his way to the top tier of players in the USA's top flight, and forced his way back into consideration for meaningful national team duty under Klinsmann.
New Zealand just gave Mexico a solid workout in Nashville, succumbing 2-1 to Juan Carlos Osorio's latest tactical variations. The All Whites have Portland Timbers 'keeper Jake Gleeson in their squad, as well as San Jose's Kip Colvey and Vancouver Whitecaps 2's Deklan Wynne. But the standouts are expected to be captain Winston Reid and Leeds United's Chris Wood.
Klinsmann has shuffled his squad to allow for a look at more than a few fringe players. Goalkeepers David Bingham, Bill Hamid, and William Yarbrough will hope to work their way up Klinsi's recently-revealed depth chart. Tim Parker and Lynden Gooch will hope to win their first caps for USMNT. But for RBNY fans, this game is mostly about the possibility of Kljestan's 50th cap, and perhaps a glimpse of what RalfBall can do for US soccer - if RB Leipzig's Terrence Boyd gets any sort of time on the pitch with RBNY's playmaker.
Per livesoccertv.com, here's where to find the match:
USA vs New Zealand
When: 8:00 pm, Eastern; Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
TV: ESPN, Univision Deportes, Unimas