USMNT takes it friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in December

The United States men’s national team will play a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 18, the American Football Federation announced on Tuesday.

As the game, which is scheduled to take place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, falls outside an international window, the US squad is expected to consist mostly of players from the US. USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter will hold a training camp in Carson starting Dec. 5.

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The match in Bosnia will help prepare the US team for a trio of World Cup qualifiers during the January international window. During that period, there will be home games against El Salvador on January 27, an away game against Canada three days later and a home game against Honduras on February 2. After six games, the US is in second place in the Octagonal, one point ahead of Canada. .

The US still plans to hold its usual training camp in January so that MLS players can maintain a semblance of fitness during the MLS off-season, but no additional friendlies are scheduled. The team’s foreign players will join the camp as the World Cup qualifiers approach.

This will be the third meeting between the teams since the founding of the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. A hat-trick by Jozy Altidore highlighted the USA’s 4-3 victory on August 14, 2013 in Sarajevo. Most recently, the teams took to the field at the same venue to open the 2018 US schedule, with the two teams tied 0-0.

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