World Cup warmup for U.S.

U.S. to play El Salvador on Feb. 24 in Tampa

January 14, 2010

CHICAGO -- The United States will play El Salvador on Feb. 24 at Tampa, Fla., in the Americans' second World Cup warmup match of year.

The Americans will be at Raymond James Stadium for the first time since a 3-1 victory over Ecuador on March 25, 2007. Overall, the U.S. is 2-1-1 in Tampa.

The U.S. 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. That also is the last game before U.S. coach Bob Bradley picks his 23-man World Cup roster.

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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