U.S. opens against Barbados or Dominica

November 25, 2007
NEW YORK -- The United States will open 2010 World Cup qualifying in June against the tiny Caribbean nations of Barbados or Dominica and is likely to wind up in a politically charged semifinal group with Cuba.

"The opportunity to play in Cuba will be significant. I think the players will look forward to it," U.S. coach Bob Bradley said after American goalkeeper Kasey Keller set the matchup by plucking a blue ball from a bowl during Sunday's draw in Durban, South Africa.


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