In case you forgot, there is in fact another international week fast approaching and the USMNT are in action twice against European opposition in friendlies this month.
On November 15 Jurgen Klinsmann’s side travel to Hampden Park to take on Scotland, and four days later they head to Vienna to take on Austria.
ON Monday the USMNT’s first opponents Scotland have announced their 23-man squad for the clash in Glasgow, with plenty of Premier League talent standing in the USA’s way. David Marshall, who has impressed in goal for Cardiff City, is in between the sticks, while Norwich City duo Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker and Aston Villa’s Alan Hutton are included in defense.
Midfield is looking like a particularly strong area for Gordon Strachan, as Stoke’s Charlie Adam, Celtic’s Scott Brown and James Forrest, Robert Snodgrass of Norwich and James Morrison of West Brom are all established internationals these days. Plenty of strength in-depth there for Klinsmann to worry about overcoming.
Up top, Steven Fletcher is the main man for the Scots as the Sunderland striker is one of the most lethal predators in the Premier League. Plus he will be fighting for bragging rights with Black Cats teammate Jozy Altidore who’s more than likely to feature for the USA.
It’s sure to be a lively game and a great atmosphere at one of world soccer’s most historic venues, as the Tartan Army will cheer on their resurgent side against the USA later this month.
Adult tickets are less than $20 for the game…. fancy a jaunt over to ‘Bonnie Scotland’ to see the Yanks in action? You’re tempted… aren’t you?
Scotland squad to face the USMNT (Nov. 15) and Norway (Nov. 19)
Scott Fox (Partick Thistle), Matt Gilks (Blackpool), David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), Lee Wallace (Rangers), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
Charlie Adam (Stoke City), Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Chris Burke (Birmingham City), James Forrest (Celtic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)
Steven Fletcher (Sunderland), Steven Naismith (Everton), Matt Phillips (Queens Park Rangers), Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)