As expected, the United States men’s national team is going to squeeze another game into 2020.
Now they’ll hand a chance to a majority-MLS roster days before the MLS Cup Final.
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The USMNT will host El Salvador in the visitors’ first match since January when the CONCACAF foes head to Fort Launderdale for a 7:30pm ET kickoff on December 9.
The federation says the team and its staff will be inside a “controlled environment in a hotel” with “multiple COVID-19 tests in advance of traveling,” tests upon arrival, and tests every two days during camp.
From a U.S. Soccer press release:
“Playing against El Salvador gives us an opportunity to face a Concacaf opponent that we haven’t seen yet and will be a valuable experience. We want to build on this year’s work while continuing to evaluate the player pool as we head into a busy 2021.”
This will be the first USMNT meeting with El Salvador since 2010. The Yanks are 17-1-5 versus Los cuzcatlecos, who are led by the Portland Timbers’ Andres Flores and Houston Dynamo’s Darwin Ceren.