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Without a Coach, U.S. Sets Date for Denmark Friendly

Klinsmann or no Klinsmann (or Argentine Pekerman, as Los Angeles daily La Opinion is now reporting to be the new U.S. coach), the U.S. Soccer has agreed to its first friendly of 2007, which will be played against Denmark in the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. It will be the U.S. national team's first game since it was eliminated from the World Cup in June. The establishment of a date for the team's first international since the Bruce Arena means that U.S. soccer will have unveiled a predecessor by then. In addition to the friendly against Denmark, the U.S. Soccer Federation is also considering an exhibition match against Mexico on Feb. 7 in Phoenix. The Americans have a busy summer ahead of them. They are scheduled to defend their title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, which will be played from June 6-24. Two days later, the Yanks fly to South America, where they've accepted an invitation to play in the Copa America, the championship of South America that runs June 26-July 15 in Venezuela.

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