U.S.-England at Wembley becoming likely

March 5, 2008

CHICAGO -- The U.S. soccer team is likely to play an exhibition game against England at Wembley on May 28, with negotiations nearing the final stages in recent days.

The match, which could feature David Beckham making his 100th appearance for England, would be the first between the nations since the English defeated the United States 2-0 at Chicago's Soldier Field on May 28, 2005.

After beating Sweden 2-0 and tying Mexico 2-2 in its first two games this year, the Americans play at Poland on March 26 and at Spain on June 4. They also may host Argentina at a Northeast U.S. site on June 8.

The United States opens World Cup qualifying against Barbados or Dominica on June 15 at Carson, Calif.

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