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USMNT adds Japan, Saudi Arabia to friendly schedule

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Jun 1, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; United States forward Christian Pulisic (10) dribbles the ball while Morocco midfielder Imran Louza (7) defends during an International friendly soccer match at TQL Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The United States men’s national team will continue its preparation for the 2022 World Cup later this summer with a pair of tune-up games in Europe.

The USMNT will first face Japan on Sept. 23 at a location to be determined, with the Washington Post reporting that the game is set for Germany.

A second game against Saudi Arabia will take place Sept. 27 at Murcia, Spain. Both opponents qualified for the World Cup.

The USMNT qualified for this year’s quadrennial event at Qatar after not making the field for 2018 tournament at Russia. The national team will open World Cup play Nov. 21 against Wales in Group B play before facing England (Nov. 25) and Iran (Nov. 29).

The team also played a pair of World Cup-qualified teams this month in the United States, finishing in a 0-0 tie with Uruguay and defeating Morocco 3-0.

–Field Level Media