U.S., El Salvador discussing possible Feb. 24 friendly

January 8, 2010

CHICAGO -- The U.S. soccer team may play an exhibition at home against El Salvador on Feb. 24 as the Americans prepare for their sixth straight World Cup appearance.

The United States opens its 2010 schedule Jan. 23 against fellow World Cup qualifier Honduras in Carson, Calif., then meets the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 3, the only day before May that clubs are required to release players to national teams.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday that El Salvador was among several teams it was speaking with for a February match.

At the World Cup in South Africa, the U.S. opens against England on June 12, meets Slovenia six days later and closes the first round against Algeria on June 23.


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