May 4, 2015
GOLD CUP WARMUP
US men to meet Guatemala in Nashville July 3
CHICAGO - As part of its CONCACAF Gold Cup preparations, the U.S. national team will face Guatemala at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and the Univision Deportes Network.
'We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play a team like Guatemala before the Gold Cup," U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement "They are similar to our opponents in the group stage, so we couldn't ask for better preparation. Our goal is to win the tournament, and this will be an important first step. Nashville has always been a great home to the National Team, and we look forward to having a fantastic crowd at LP Field."
The matchup will serve as the final tune-up for the team before it begins play at the Gold Cup with an opening round match against Honduras at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on July 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1 and UniMás).
The last time it played at LP Field, the Americans competed in front of 29,059 fans, which was the largest crowd for a soccer match in Tennessee. In three matches where the USMNT has played in Nashville, the average attendance has been 27,720.
The U.S. and Guatemala last met on July 5, 2013, in a game that also served as final preparation ahead of the 2013 Gold Cup. The USA prevailed by a 6-0 result, improving its all-time record against Guatemala to 14-4-6.
The USA has played five international friendlies this year, going 2-2-1.
The Americans will travel to Europe for two friendlies with international powerhouse and No. 6 FIFA-ranked Netherlands in Amsterdam on June 5 (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network), and reigning World Cup-champion and top-ranked Germany on June 10 in Cologne, Germany (2:45 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network).