The U.S.men’s national team will face fellow World Cup finalists Japan and Saudi Arabia for its final preparation matches prior to the World Cup.

Along with the games against Morocco and Uruguay, the USMNT will have faced four World Cup teams before traveling to Qatar in November.

The Americans face Japan on Sept. 23 in a location to be determined, with the match set to be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks. The team will travel to Murcia, Spain to meet Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 at the Estadio Nueva Condomina. FS1 and the Univision Networks will televise the games, with kickoff times to be announced on a later date.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to measure ourselves against fellow World Cup participants,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement. “Together with the two games in June against Morocco and Uruguay, we will have experienced a great diversity of styles and quality opponents to help us prepare for what lies ahead at the World Cup in November.”

 

 

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