U.S. Soccer Announces Three Upcoming Friendlies


by Deny Gallagher

The United States Soccer Federation announced three upcoming matches to bookend the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday. The matches will see the U.S. take on Bolivia, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The front end will feature two domestic friendlies to tune up for this summer’s tournament. The first of these matches will see the Americans battle Ecuador in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday May 25th at 8 p.m. In a series that dates back to 1984, the U.S. is 2-5-5 against Ecuador. The sides last squared off in Landon Donovan’s Farewell Match in 2014.

On the back end of the two game set, the Stars and Stripes will host Bolivia in Kansas City. Bolivia and the United States have not played since a 0-0 draw in 1999, and the South American country has not squared off with the USMNT on American soil since the 1996 U.S. Cup. In six prior meetings, the United States has never beaten Bolivia.

Following Copa America, the U.S. resume World Cup Qualifying with the side’s final semifinal round matchup at Everbank Field in Jacksonville against Trinidad and Tobago. The Americans are 16-2-4 all-time against the Soca Warriors, with an impressive 11-0-1 against the CONCACAF foe at home.

Ticket information for any of these matches will be announced in the near future.

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