USMNT scheduled to play November friendly in England

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The United States men’s national team is going to have an interesting Fall 2018.

Already reportedly ready to tangle with fellow World Cup absentees Italy at a neutral European venue on Nov. 20, the USMNT will meet England somewhere in the United Kingdom.

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That’s complicated by England’s UEFA Nations League match scheduled for Nov. 18, which leaves little room for a date. The international break runs Nov. 12-20.

It’s exciting for U.S. supporters not simply for the caliber of competition, but because European-based dates during the MLS Playoffs generally represent a chance to see European-based players.

That means players like Keaton Parks (Benfica), Tim Weah (PSG), and Luca de la Torre (Fulham) could get looks alongside Christian Pulisic, John Brooks, and Weston McKennie.