[DATEBOOK] The USA will face World Cup champion Spain on June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., in a rematch of their 2009 Confederations Cup match (TV:
ESPN, Univision, live, 4:30 p.m.). The game takes place three days before the U.S. begins group play in the 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup.
“Spain is clearly one of the most talented teams in the world,” said U.S. coach Bob Bradley. “We value the opportunity to test ourselves against a team of their quality, and we couldn’t ask for a better match to prepare for the Gold Cup.”
The USA's 2-0 win over Spain in the semifinals of the 2009 Confederations Cup was one of its biggest wins in its history and its only win over Spain in four games.
Facing a Spain team that had been on an international record run of 15 consecutive victories and a 35-game unbeaten streak, the Americans won goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.
The USA is 9-1-2 in Foxboro. Spain last played in Foxboro in the quarterfinals of the 1994 World Cup when it lost, 2-1, to Italy.