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Mexico game falls through; USA to host El Salvador
by Mike Woitalla, January 11th, 2010 7AM

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[2010 WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] El Salvador has accepted an invitation to play the USA in a friendly in the USA on Feb. 24 according to Salvadoran media reports quoting federation president Reynaldo Vasquez. U.S. Soccer, which has yet confirm the game, had hoped to play Mexico on that date.

A proposed friendly against fellow World Cup 2010 qualifier Mexico on that Feb 24 in the Rose Bowl fell through because of a television rights battle between Univision and Telemundo, according to Mexican newspaper Esto.

Univision has the rights to U.S. national team games and Telemundo has the rights to Mexican national team games.

Vasquez said the USA-El Salvador game would be played in either Texas or Florida. 

World Cup preparation games confirmed so far by the USA are: vs. Honduras Jan. 23; at Netherlands March 23.



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