The U.S. national team face Cuba in Havana on Friday in the first game since relations between the two nations were restored.
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Jurgen Klinsmann’s side have not stepped foot in Cuba since 2008 during a World Cup qualifier and although the pitch conditions are far from ideal, it will be an important encounter for the USMNT players as they continue to prepare for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying which kicks off next month against Mexico in Columbus on Nov. 11.
This friendly will be a historic occasion in helping to continue to restore a link between both the U.S. and Cuba.
We will have full coverage of the game from Havana here on ProSoccerTalk throughout Friday, while you can click on the link above to follow the action live via U.S. Soccer.
Below is the starting lineup for the U.S. as Klinsmann has gone for a mix of youth and experience.
Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath starts in goal, while Julian Green is back in the starting lineup and 18-year-old sensation Christian Pulisic starts once again.