Hello and welcome to today's live blog of the rugby international between the All Blacks and the USA Eagles from Soldier Field in Chicago.
It's the first game between the two teams on US soil since 1980, and the first official test match between the two nations to be played in America.
It's also expected to bring in around one million bucks for the NZRU.
A crowd of 27,000 turned out for the one-off match between New Zealand and Japan in Tokyo last year, and the union made $850,000 from that, and today's Chicago test venue - 61,000-seat Soldier Field - has sold out.
So.. bling, bling, bling. But how about the match itself? What can we expect?
What they did last time:
The All Blacks scored a try on the stroke of fulltime and Colin Slade kicked the conversion in a tense 29-28 win over Australia two weeks ago. The last gasp win followed up a similarly nail-biting 27-25 loss to South Africa.
The Eagles beat Uruguay 30-5 in the Americas Rugby Championship, where they also defeated Canada and lost to Argentina Jaguars – the Argentines’ second team.
The Eagles also played the New Zealand Maori side in November last year, putting on a good show in a 29-19 loss.
Two-time rugby league convert Sonny Bill Williams has been named at second five-eighth, with Aaron Cruden returning to play inside his Chiefs' teammate.
Israel Dagg, Cory Jane and Kieran Read are the only players in the starting lineup who also started against the Wallabies in Brisbane two weeks ago. With Richie McCaw taking a rare test off, the team will be captained by Read who will lead the side for the eighth time in his 70th test.
The starting backline features the experienced duo of Dagg at fullback and Jane on the right wing, with Charles Piutau on the left wing. Williams returns to the All Blacks midfield for his first game since August 2012, starting alongside Ryan Crotty at centre.
Cruden return to the playmaker's role in the 10 jersey, with TJ Perenara at halfback.
The team will be captained by number eight and 2013 IRB Player of the Year Kieran Read, who will lead the side for the eighth time in his 70th test.
Did you know?
* New Zealand first played the USA way back in 1913 in Berkeley, California. New Zealand won 51-3. Their next meeting was an exhibition match in San Diego in 1980, won 53-6 by the Kiwis. The most recent Test match was at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in England where the ABs won 46-6.
* The USA has never scored a try against the All Blacks. All points in the three matches played to date have been penalties.
* Over 1.4 million people are registered rugby players in America. That’s second only to England in sheer numbers participating.
The teams are making their way out onto the field now at Soldier Field and it's a real party atmosphere.
There are fireworks, marching bands, a sold-out stadium and thousands of screaming fans.
The teams are out and it's national anthem time.
Sol3 Mio belt out New Zealand's version first and it is powerful, harmonised rendition. The trio create quite an eerie sound with their overlapping vocals, but it works. I think. 7/10 and a solid start for New Zealand.
Jim Cornelison belts out the Star Spangled Banner and it's a strange rendition too. Sounds like he's shouting more than singing, but the Americans are eating it up. I'm not a fan though, a weak 5/10, first blood to the Kiwis.
Haka time now and Liam Messam is leading it.
Solider Field erupts into applause after it's finished. And it's ss popular as ever, great haka. We are all ready to go.
All Blacks have the kick off and Cruden goes short. Quick turnover from the All Blacks and they now have possession on halfway.
SBW hits a gap and the All Blacks race away over the 22. Great pass from Cruden to SBW but the scrambling defence are able to clear.
ABs set up a rolling maul from the scrum and advance back up over the 22.
Grant Nisbett and Justin Marshall are calling the game.
ABs make good progress as they shuffle the ball wide right then back inside. USA under tremendous pressure early on.
Penalty to the All Blacks.
They take it quickly and it looks like the All Blacks have scored.
TRY ALL BLACKS - Nathan Harris dives over in the corner.
The All Blacks were awarded a penalty in front of the posts and caught USA off guard by taking a quick tap and spinning the ball out to the left flank. Harris was on hand to dive in the corner and the ABs are in the lead.
Great initiative and ambition from Aaron Cruden rewarded there.