Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
High-visibility match to be played at Meadowlands
May 29th, 2010 2:42AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  brazil, men's national team, world cup 2022

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-BRAZIL] Four years ago, the USA didn't play a game the rest of the year after the World Cup.

In 1998 and 2002, it went more than four months before playing a friendly after the World Cup.

This year, the Americans will be back in action less than a month after the final in South Africa, and the game will be a biggie ...

The U.S. national team play will play its first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Aug. 10 when its hosts five-time world champion Brazil.

A sellout crowd is expected for Brazil's first appearance in the New York area in 14 years.

The high-visibility game is of importance to U.S. Soccer since less than four months later FIFA will decide the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The USA is a leading candidate to host the 2022 World Cup.

The U.S. national team didn't play a game in 2006 after the World Cup finals because it did not have a head coach. Bruce Arena's contract was not renewed, and a replacement -- Bob Bradley as interim coach -- was not found until late in the year after Juergen Klinsmann turned down the job.



0 comments
  1. Fernando Paz
    commented on: May 29, 2010 at 9:05 a.m.
    USSF have you guys thought of playing in Seattle. If you throw some of the Sounders players that have capped for the USMNT. You would for sure have a sell out crowd. Soccer is huge in the NorthWest. Good showing for FIFA if you want the World Cup here. GO SOUNDERS!

  1. Rick Taylor
    commented on: May 31, 2010 at 6:15 a.m.
    Absouletly! Sounder games draw bigger crowds than anyone, and they know how to sing, dance, and celebrate the game! Why can't Seattle get a real USMNT game in stead of the occasional CONCACAF cup gig.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Corona scores in Tijuana's Copa MX win    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Joe Corona scored the winner for Tijuana in its 3-1 win over ...
What They're Saying: Mark Geiger     
"It was very strange, with the way [Brazil] walked out on the field and just their ...
Manchester United wins third tour game in shootout    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United won the third game of its U.S. tour with a 5-3 shootout ...
Cuevas gets start in Lobos BUAP victory    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former U.S. under-20 national team forward Daniel Cuevas started for Torneo Ascenso (second division) ...
Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday    
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of ...
Tim Howard returns in booth    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tim Howard will again be spending many of his off-days as part ...
Clubs busy making mid-season player moves    
[MLS: Tuesday] The Philadelphia Union announced a press conference for Wednesday at which time it is ...
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ...
Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives