CHICAGO – The U.S. men’s national team will open its 2021 schedule with a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 31.

Coverage of the match of the begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and TUDN. Fans will be able to follow the match via Twitter @USMNT, Instagram @USMNT, Facebook and The Official U.S. Soccer App.

The match against the Soca Warriors will serve as an important preparation opportunity for the rest of the year as players look to stake their claim to represent the USMNT in June’s Concacaf Nations League Final Four, the Gold Cup in July and the start of 2022 World Cup qualifying, which kicks off in September.

“It’s nice after an intensive training camp to get to compete,” U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “The guys have been working hard and we welcome the opportunity to play against a regional rival like Trinidad and Tobago.”

The staging of the camp and the match fall under the comprehensive U.S. Soccer Return to Play Protocols. Due to the evolving conditions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, capacity for the event will be limited to 4,500 fans.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.