March 6, 2014
US Soccer sets 3-game Send-Off Series before World Cup
CHICAGOóThe US National Team will play three send-off matches before departing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
|Clint Dempsey and the US National Team will play three send-off matches before leaving for this summerís World Cup in Brazil.
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The Send-Off Series begins against Azerbaijan at 10 p.m. ET on May 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, then moves to the East Coast for a June 1 match against Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ (2:00 pm ET). The U.S. concludes the series on June 7 at 6 p.m. ET against Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
All three matches will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2.
U.S. coach Jurgen KIinsmann said he is ďabsolutely thrilled with the schedule we have put together for the Send-Off Series. We have some fantastic opponents that will help us get prepared for the teams we will meet in the World Cup, and also the opportunity to experience different climates and conditions in the venues. There has been amazing support from our fans these last years on our path to Brazil, and we know there will be awesome atmospheres in each of the stadiums. It's the perfect way to start our journey."
The U.S. will begin its World Cup training camp in mid-May. The exact starting date and location will be released in the near future. After the match in Jacksonville, the U.S. MNT will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil, its base camp location during the World Cup. The U.S. is training at Sao Paulo FC, and will conduct its final preparations in advance of Group G matches against Ghana, Portugal and Germany.