USA begins Brazil countdown at Scotland
[DATEBOOK] With its ticket to Brazil 2014 in hand, the U.S. national team will kick off its preparations for next summer's World Cup on Nov. 15 when it faces
Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Kickoff at Scotland's National Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local), and the match will be shown live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and Univision
The match will be the first of two friendlies the USA will play in Europe in November. A second game will take place four days later.
Since the games fall on an
international fixture date, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has the option to select whatever players he chooses for the match. MLS is expected to clear the weekend
of playoff action.
"The game against Scotland is crucial for us because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the FIFA World Cup," said Klinsmann in a
statement. "It's a huge opportunity for the players, and we are excited to play against a team and in a venue that has so much tradition and history in football."
The USA has a lifetime
record of 2-3-2 against Scotland in a series dating back to 1949. Most recently, a Landon Donovan hat trick paced the USA to a 5-1 win on May 26, 2012, in
Jacksonville, Fla. It was the biggest win of the first 20 months of the Klinsmann era.
Scotland has won its last two qualifiers against
against Croatia and Macedonia after going
winless in its first seven games.
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