Report tabs Iceland as January opponent for USMNT


Jurgen Klinsmann is back to scheduling top European sides for the United States to test itself between competitive matches.

According to ESPN’s Doug McIntyre, the USMNT will take on Iceland on home soil in the January international window. Iceland qualified for Euro 2016 in France by finishing second in a difficult group that saw the Netherlands eliminated.

Per the report, training camp will begin January 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, and the Iceland match would be January 31 at that same location. The match would be the first of two in the window, with Canada a possibility for the second match, also likely to take place at a U.S. location. Neither match has been officially confirmed.

McIntyre says the squad would be made up of mostly domestic-based players, and would help gear up for a pair of matches against Guatemala in late March.

With the U-23 squad preparing for a winner-take-all two-leg playoff with Colombia for a spot in the upcoming Olympics, the January squad would likely be veteran-heavy, McIntyre noted.