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
USA set to face Belgium in Cleveland
March 14th, 2013 11:48PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  belgium, men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] The USA will face Belgium May 29 in a friendly at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium. The match, which will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET, will be one of two or three friendlies to be held before the USA plays a crucial set of three World Cup 2014 qualifiers in June.

The USA will host Belgium for the first time. Their first meeting in 1930 came at the World Cup in Uruguay, and the  three most recent games were all friendlies played in Belgium.

The USA is scheduled to face Germany June 2 at Washington's RFK Stadium to celebrate U.S. Soccer's 100th anniversary. There have been unconfirmed reports of a third friendly to be played before the Belgium game.

The USA plays at Jamaica June 7 before hosting Panama June 11 and Honduras June 18. The games are part of two double-fixture weeks FIFA has scheduled in June.

The USA played a series of five games -- three friendlies and two qualifiers -- in 2012 with mixed success. Its only wins were 5-1 over Scotland in the first friendly and 3-1 over Antigua & Barbuda in the opening game of the semifinal round of qualifying.



2 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: March 15, 2013 at 8:34 a.m.
    Since Klinsman took over as the national coach there have been a lot of complaints about players being exhausted and burned out from too much training and many friendlies before important games. Playing Belgium and Germany and a third un-named team might be too much for players that are just finishing their season, before important WC qualifiers.

  1. johnny caal
    commented on: March 15, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.
    Wow! When we don't train it's a complaint, and when we do train it's to much. Please look at all other sports. My son plays high school football and trains 4 days a week and 1 game every week. The last thing his coach wants to hear is "I am exhausted from to much training". My other son plays soccer and trains twice a week and plays 1 game a week and parents complain, it's to much. Well do we love soccer or not? Do we want a strong national team? Then I say TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING... and please no excuses!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up, so it's time to make plans for your ...
Gomez ends drought, Requejo debuts for Xolos    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Herculez Gomez scored his first goal in 11 months, with the opening goal in ...
Dike scores early again as Nigeria romps    
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Oklahoma Courtney Dike, who set an Under-20 Women's World Cup record for ...
What They're Saying: Steve Swanson    
"I think our team is used to having Morgan come in and out,. Sometimes that can ...
Galaxy II signs Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen II    
[USL PRO] The LA Galaxy, which was the first MLS club to launch a second team ...
Frauen-Nati offers test at sold-out WakeMed Soccer Park    
[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off ...
Western Conference teams go head-to-head    
[MLS Preview: Week 24] Teams on either side of the playoff line in the Western Conference ...
Kempin saves Sporting KC, Timbers romp in Guyana    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS champion Sporting Kansas City was on familiar ground when it opened Concacaf ...
What They're Saying: Jamie Meriam    
"I think it would be huge because around the world, soccer is not crammed into the ...
Semifinals set in Montreal and Moncton    
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Montreal's Olympic Stadium (capacity: 66,000) and tiny Moncton Stadium (capacity: 8,500) are ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives