U.S. to face Sweden Jan. 24 in Orlando

The U.S. Men's national team will host Sweden Jan. 24 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., U.S. Soccer announced Dec. 18. The match will be the U.S. team's first of the year in preparation for World Cup '98 and will be shown live on ESPN2 (2:00 p.m., ET). Sweden will be making its first appearance in the U.S. since the 1994 World Cup. It failed to qualify for France '98. The game is being presented in conjunction with Florida Citrus Sports, a non-profit organization that benefits charities and educational institutions. Tickets ($12-$20) can be purchased by through Ticketmaster at (407) 839-3900 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Group tickets (20 or more) can be obtained by calling the Florida Citrus Sports ticket office at (407) 423-2476 or (800) 297-BOWL.
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