When: Fri., Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m. 2015
The 2018 World Cup is closer than you think; qualifying games are already being played. Today at 5:30 p.m. at Busch Stadium (Broadway and Poplar streets; www.stlcardinals.com), the United States Men's National Soccer Team challenges St. Vincent and the Grenadines in one of those qualifying games. St. Vincent is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea, if you're wondering, and the small nation is ranked 129th on the FIFA table. The U.S. currently sits at 33 on that same table, but with a string of losses against Costa Rica, Mexico and Brazil, the men's team is in need of a win. The game is preceded by a host of fan-friendly activities including concerts and giveaways starting at 1:30 p.m. There will even be a soccer field set up on Locust Street between Eighth and Ninth streets. Pre-game festivities are free, and tickets for the game are $65 to $195.