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Ireland's return to the USA for a second year in a row was confirmed Monday, as it was announced the USA will meet Ireland June 10, 2017 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The game is part of the agreement which saw Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time ever in front of a sold out Soldier Field in Chicago in November - New Zealand is also supposed to return to the United States to play the USA in the near future.
Ireland last sent a team to America in 2013, escaping with a 15-12 win at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas in front of a then-record crowd of 20,181. Like 2013, 2017 sees the British & Irish Lions tour this summer, so Ireland is likely to be missing some of its key contributors when it visits.
The match is the USA's first at Red Bull Arena since the Churchill Cup was partially played there in 2010. In 2015, the soccer-specific stadium played host to the first-ever regular season Aviva Premiership match to be played on foreign soil, with the Saracens beating the London Irish in front of 14,811 spectators.