The United States men’s national team’s summer schedule just got even more interesting. In addition to CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers and Gold Cup matches on the horizon, Bruce Arena’s side will warm-up for those matches with friendlies against two pretty good sides.
The U.S. will take on Venezuela in a warm-up match at Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3 just before their next World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park five days later.
“Salt Lake City has always been a fantastic host for the National Team,” U.S. MNT head coach Bruce Arena said.
“When you combine the elements of the fan support, the stadium and the altitude, it’s a perfect match as we prepare for the critical World Cup Qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.”
Then the U.S. will meet Ghana on July 1 at Rentschler Field in East Harford, Connecticut in preparation for the Gold Cup group stage matches against Panama, Martinique, and Nicaragua.
Both sides are good in their own respects. Venezuela are currently at the bottom of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table but do boast strong attackers like West Brom’s Salomon Rondon and Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez. On the other side, Ghana are always a fun match-up as they’ve become sort of a rival for the USMNT after facing each other in each of the past three World Cups.
USA Summer Friendlies
June 3: USA v Venezuela – Buy USA v Venezuela Tickets
July 1: USA v Ghana – Buy USA v Ghana Tickets
USA Gold Cup 2017 Schedule
July 8 vs. Panama in Nashville, TN Buy Tickets
July 12 vs. Martinique in Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
July 15 vs. Haiti/Nicaragua in Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Wed, July 19 in Philadelphia: QF#1: 1A vs. 2B an dQF#2: 1B vs. 3A/C – Buy Tickets
Sat, July 22 in Dallas: QF #1 vs. QF #2 Tickets – Buy Tickets
Gold Cup Final
Wed, July 26 in Santa Clara : SF #1 vs. SF #2 – Buy Tickets
USA World Cup Hexagonal Schedule:
June 7 or 8, 2017: USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago
June 11 or 12, 2017: Mexico vs. USA
Sept. 1, 2017: USA vs. Costa Rica
Sept. 5, 2017: Honduras vs. USA
Oct. 6, 2017: USA vs. Panama
Oct. 10, 2017: Trinidad and Tobago vs. USA