The USA will face Ukraine -- the highest ranked team not to qualify for the 2014 World Cup -- on March 5 in its only friendly with its full national
team before the final World Cup squad assembles in May.
The game will be played in Ukraine at an undetermined location.
"Ukraine is a very talented team and was very
unfortunate not to qualify for the World Cup," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann
. "We want to continue to make statements that we can get results in games
like these. Since this is our only chance to bring in all the players before the pre-World Cup training camp, this is a huge opportunity for them to make their case to be included on the 23-man roster
Ukraine fell to France in a two-leg playoff series for the World Cup. The USA has never beaten Ukraine, tying 0-0 in 1992 and losing 2-1 and 1-0 in 1993.