USMNT to visit Havana for first Cuba “friendly” since 1947

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For the second time in 2016, the United States men’s national team will play a friendly at a CONCACAF side for the first time in history.

This one will carry a bit more political weight than the Yanks’ Copa America warm-up win over Puerto Rico, as the team¬†heads to Havana to face Cuba.

The match date is Oct. 7, and marks just the second ever meeting between the two sides in Cuba dating back to 2008 World Cup qualifying.

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The last friendly the clubs played was in 1947, according to a release from U.S. Soccer.

Before that, the U.S. has to tend to advancing into the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The USMNT goes to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2, and will host Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 6.