Sensible Soccer is PUMPED about the upcoming USMNT friendlies! USA will be playing Chile, Egypt, Argentina, and Paraguay in the near future. The games are:
USA vs. ChileThe Home Depot Center; Carson, California
Jan. 22, 2011 @ 7 p.m. PT
USA vs. Egypt
Cairo International Stadium; Cairo, Egypt
Feb. 9. 2011 @ TBD
USA vs. Argentina
New Meadowlands Stadium; East Rutherford, New Jersey
March 26, 2011 @ 7 p.m. ET
USA vs. Paraguay
LP Field; Nashville, Tennessee
March 29, 2011 @ 7 p.m. CT
This is a wonderful set of friendlies, if I do say so myself. The Chile match will be a good chance for younger players to prove themselves in the national team setup. Egypt will be a delightful rematch after the USA shellacked them 3-0 at the Gold Cup in 2009. The Argentina match is of much interest and one that I will be attending. Given the prestige of the Argentineans and last match between the two at the Meadowlands (which I was lucky enough to attend), this game should be a cracker. Last but not least, Paraguay should be a good test for the USA, given their liveliness at the last World Cup and increasing pool of talent.
Enjoy the games, friends!
For more information on the USMNT please visit US Soccer's website.