April 21, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
USMNT to play Puerto Rico for 1st time May 22
CHICAGO - The U.S. men's national team will face Puerto Rico for the first time in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 22.
Kickoff at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium - home of future North American Soccer League side Puerto Rico FC - is set for noon ET, and the match will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMas and UDN.
The match will be the first of three warm-up games for the USA heading into the Copa America Centenario in June. Following the trip to Puerto Rico, the USA will face Ecuador on May 25 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2 and UniMas) [TICKETS] and Bolivia on May 28 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (7 p.m. CT; FS1 and Univision networks).
"We are thrilled to be playing Puerto Rico in our first preparation game for the Copa America Centenario," U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a statement. "This will be an important opportunity for our players to stay sharp and keep progressing towards our opener against Colombia, and we appreciate all the efforts by the Puerto Rican Football Federation to help organize the match."
USA training camp will open May 16 in Miami and will include players based in Europe and Mexico. Major League Soccer will join the group in Dallas in advance of the game against Ecuador.
The final roster for Copa America Centenario must be submitted no later than May 20.