Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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 begins Brazil countdown at Scotland
September 13th, 2013 7:05PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[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 Networks.

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.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"Nothing surprises me with those two guys. They're just like that. I see it at practice ...
Montreal cuts fill-in Nicht after one game    
German Kristian Nicht, acquired from the NASL's Indy Eleven a week earlier, was waived by the ...
Coppertone becomes U.S. Soccer and NWSL sponsor    
U.S. Soccer and NWSL confirmed Coppertone as their official suncare product. Through a multi-year, multi-property partnership, ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Spain's Veronica Boquete    
Veronica Boquete may be the best player at the Women's World Cup you've never heard of. ...
Video Pick: Charlie Davies' tremendous diving header    
Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (New England), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) ...
Former USL president Holt joins Orlando City    
Former USL president Tim Holt will join Orlando City as vice president of development effective May ...
MLS Power Rankings: D.C. topples Red Bulls from perch    
D.C. United and three other teams took advantage of the New York Red Bulls falling from ...
NWSL: Colaprico helps move Chicago into tie for first    
Former Virginia star Danielle Colaprico scored her professional career to lead the Chicago Red Stars to ...
Nashville to host USA vs. Guatemala    
In its last of three friendly games before the 2015 Gold Cup, the U.S. men's national ...
U.S. Abroad: Guzan benched after 108 straight starts    
Brad Guzan rode the bench for most of four seasons at Aston Villa before winning the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives