As the U.S. national team prepare to play two friendlies in Europe over the next week, they could be heading back across the pond in June according to the German national team.
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Oliver Bierhoff, general manager of the reining World Cup champions Germany, stated that his country plan to play the USA in a friendly in Berlin sometime in mid-June 2015.
With Klinsmann’s strong links with the German national team and plenty of U.S. players born and raised in Deutschland, this match would be a pretty special occasion in the German capital. Here’s what Bierhoff had to saying during Germany’s press conference before their European Championship qualifer against Gibraltar in Nuremberg on Friday.
“In June we play the United States and look forward to meeting Jurgen Klinsmann once again,” while Bierhoff added that Germany will host Australia in Kaiserslautern on March 25, 2015 in another friendly.
It is not quite clear when the USMNT could be schedule in to play Germany, who they lost to 1-0 during the group stages of the 2014 World Cup, but the UEFA Champions League final is in Berlin on June 6, while Germany’s home qualifier against Gibraltar will take play on June 13. So somewhere around then. This match will be a great learning curve for plenty of the young American players, as Klinsmann continues to build his squad for the 2015 Gold Cup and beyond. These trips to proud soccer nations overseas will help to inspire his players and provide them with invaluable experience on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
ProSoccerTalk contacted the U.S. national team to confirm the friendly but as is usual in this case, the U.S. have no comment until any details for any friendly match are 100 percent finalized.