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Unhappy Krasnador fans promise friendly welcome
by Paul Kennedy, October 19th, 2012 12AM

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[USA-RUSSIA: Datebook] The USA will conclude its 2012 season with a friendly against Russia Nov. 14 (ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision Deportes, 10 a.m. ET).

The game will be played in the southern city of Krasnodar, which boasts two Premier League clubs and has been dubbed "the soccer capital of Russia" but was overlooked as a venue for the 2018 World Cup.

Local fans promised a friendly atmosphere for the Russia-USA game but did not rule out other protests against the decision by FIFA and the Russian organizing committee.

Russia is perfect 4-0-0 in 2014 World Cup 2014 qualifying under new coach Fabio Capello with all four victories coming by shutout. Zenit Saint Petersburg's Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Victor Faizulin and Roman Shirokov have accounted for seven of Russia’s eight goals in the current cycle.

The USA has never beaten Russia in four games. The most recent match was a 2-0 Russia win in Moscow in 2000.

The game will be played at 35,200-seat Kuban Stadium. It is the home of FC Kuban Krasnodar and FC Krasnodar.

FC Krasnodar's star is Yura Movsisyan, who was born in Azerbaijan, attended high school and junior college in Southern California and played for the Kansas City Wizards and Real Salt Lake before moving to Europe.



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